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Chupacabra Terror (2005)

R | | Horror | Video 29 January 2005
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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Commander Link (as Matt Anderson)
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Scott Jolgen ...
Garcia
Jason Pasquale ...
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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 »

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Rated R for violence/gore | See all certifications »

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29 January 2005 (USA)  »

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Chupacabra: Dark Seas  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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The chupacabra was originally supposed to have wings. See more »

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When the two sailors find the chupacabra in the laundry room, the one carrying the over-under (two-shot capacity) shotgun fires three shots before ejecting the shells. See more »

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Jenny Randolph: What is a tango alert?
Captain Randolph: Tango? Tango means that we have a terrorist on board.
Jenny Randolph: A terrorist?
Captain Randolph: Well, what else am I going to do? Tell them that we have a demon from hell aboard this ship. They will send a psychiatrist and a straight jacket. Right at this moment, what we need is firepower!
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References Tae-Bo Workout: Basic (1999) See more »

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Chup Shop
Written and Performed by Joe Dineen and Ed Lozano
Hoss Phfunck (BMI) Freaky Zaza Music (ASCAP)
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Forget the Chupacabra... it's the PEOPLE who are really scary!
8 February 2005 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Yet another bland Sci-Fi movie, this time involving a monster that is immune to bullets but not Tae-bo. Some of it is well-done, and the Chucacabra does look scary. But I thought the most interesting, and slightly disturbing, element was the human victims... they are immortal! They can't be killed! At one point, the Chucacabra tears a guy in half, leaving his intestines spilling all over the room, and he WAKES UP after supposedly dying! Yes, all of sudden he comes to, sees his guts on the floor, and starts screaming. How he managed to wake up from a cozy nap with 50% of his body missing is beyond me.

Also note-worthy is the man who gets his throat ripped out by the Chupacabra, and lays on the floor moaning. The other characters can do nothing to help him, and leave him to die. Well, about 10 minutes later, this guy gets up and starts staggering around the hall! It's like "Night of the Living Dead!" Other than the Victims That Wouldn't Die, however, the rest of this isn't too interesting. It is pretty silly and formulaic. I would only recommend this to hardcore B-movie fans.

4/10 stars.


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