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Chupacabra Terror (2005)

R | | Horror | Video 29 January 2005
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When cryptozoologist Dr. Peña traps the legendary Chupacabra on a remote Caribbean island, he smuggles it aboard a cruise ship with disastrous results.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Captain Randolph
Lance Thompson
Dr. Peña
Mrs. Hartman
Rick McGraw
Mark Viniello ...
Officer Hamilton
Matthew R. Anderson ...
Commander Link (as Matt Anderson)
Ensign Peters (as Lucas Darnell)
Garon Michael ...
Luciano Olz ...
Scott Jolgen ...
Jason Pasquale ...
Eddie / Waiter


Cryptozoologist Doctor Peña ('Giancarlo Esposito') traps the legendary Chupacabra on a remote Caribbean Island to make his name in the scientific community. When he smuggles it aboard the cruise ship Regent Queen, commanded by Captain Randolph, (John Rhys-Davies), the monster breaks out of the cargo hold and makes a smorgasbord out of the passengers and crew. Navy SEALs are called in to evacuate the ship and battle the monster, but it ultimately comes down to Captain Randolph, his daughter Jenny (Chelan Simmons), and Federal Marshall Lance Thompson ('Dylan Neal') to save the day. Written by Steve Jankowski & John Shepphird

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The hunt has just begun. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 January 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chupacabra: Dark Seas  »

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Box Office


$1,200,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Various crew members play small roles in this movie. See more »


At the beginning of the movie, a group of men are seen making their way through a jungle on a Caribbean island. One of the creatures shown is a meerkat, an animal which is found in African deserts, not in Caribbean jungles. See more »


Rick McGraw: [laughing] I cant open the safe, Who do you think I am Houdini?
Lance: What if your life depended on it?
Rick McGraw: Captain that man is threatening me.
Captain Randolph: If you don't open the safe I will shoot you myself.
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Written and Performed by Joe Dineen and Ed Lozano
Hoss Phfunck (BMI) Freaky Zaza Music (ASCAP)
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WOW this was Awesome
25 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow first off if u like garbage the The Ring, Others, Six Sense, Boogyman, etc... stay away. This movie is a throwback to the good old days of horror movies when they had blood, violence, people getting killed, lack of plot w/out stupid lame twists and ending, and an R rating. Without spoiling anything it starts in some remote desert location where some people led by Dr. Pena capture the Chupacabra, then take it onto a friendly cruise ship for delivery, well u can guess what happens from there as things get out of hand and US seals have to come in. This is also maybe the best Chupacabra based movie I've seen as all of his speed and indestructible power is shown and he gets to cut lose. The acting is OK but still better than stuff in todays theaters like The Ring 2, or The cave. john ryes-Davis is a cool Capitan and some pretty hot girl plays his daughter making some nice eye candy for the movie too

Overall this was really good movie and recommended to fans of the genre

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