Chupacabra Terror (2005)





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In this made-for-cable horror story, Dr. Peņa (Giancarlo Esposito) is a scientist with a passionate interest in the chupacabra, a South American creature similar to the North American Bigfoot or Yeti. While many believe the chupacabra is a myth, Peņa is convinced the beast truly exists, and he sets out to find it. Peņa succeeds in capturing a living chupacabra in the Caribbean, but discovers the animal is stronger and more dangerous than he expected -- it's strong, has a violent nature, and can … More

Rating: R (violence/gore)
Genre: Horror
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Written By: John Shepphird, Steve Jankowski
On DVD: May 3, 2005
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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The sets look like plaster, the actors look like accountants, and the monster looks like the 9th place winner at your local Halloween Ball.

Full Review… | April 22, 2005

And then there's the chupacabra itself, which couldn't possibly look more like a guy in a rubber suit.

Full Review… | April 16, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Chupacabra Terror

I loved how machine gun fire did little or no damage, but the two things that affected him were a teenage girl doing tae bo and the same girl bashing him in the head with a frying pan. This one wasn't funny it was so stupid.

Stephen Morrison

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For those of you who don't know spanish chupacabra literally translates to goatsucker. While eye believe that there are definitley unknown creatures out in the world eye highly doubt the chupacabra actually exists. About the movie it stinks! It's not funny, scarey, there isn't even any nudity? Well eye guess they deserve credit for at least ignoreing that part of the horror movie formula well at least as far as eye know there wasn't any nudity eye didn't stick till the end of the movie... offer these movies to vampires for they can drain the life out of elements such as DVD disc's, VHS tapes, and UMD formats.

Adrian Eye forgot

Dr. Pena (Giancarlo Esposito), a "crypto-zoologist" (fancy term for one of those self-deluded losers who likes to study extremely rare - read: nonexistent - animals) and his crew of hunters manage to trap a Chupacabra, a big, scaly, elusive fast-moving beast. To get it to the mainland, they smuggle it on a Grecian cruise ship and some idiots open up the crate containing it despite being told specifically not to. I guess the strange growling noises coming from inside weren't a good enough deterrent either. The monster then does the monster thang; running around biting chunks out of various passengers until the ship's captain (John Rhys-Davies), a square-jawed special agent pretending to be an insurance salesman for some reason (Dylan Neal), a squeaky-voiced blonde Tai Bo instructor (Chelan Simmons), a bunch of guys with machine guns and others try to stop it. The main victims (who I think are supposed to be the comic relief but it's hard to tell) are an old rich bitch (Paula Shaw) with a yippy terrier and a snobby effete gold-digger (David Millbern). Apparently the monster can be knocked out with a single tranquilizer dart, but can live through dozens of bullet hits. The Chupacabra design is acceptable (though unoriginal) but the rest of the movie is devoid of suspense, surprise or interest. A boring Sci-Fi Channel "original" movie; they've made dozens of others just like this with nearly interchangeable characters and plots, but with slight alterations on the creature. Enough already!

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