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Chupacabra Terror (2005)

R | | Horror | Video 29 January 2005
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Airs Fri. Jul. 29, 3:30 AM on SYFY

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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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Captain Randolph
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Lance Thompson
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Jenny
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Dr. Peña
Paula Shaw ...
Mrs. Hartman
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Rick McGraw
Mark Viniello ...
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Officer Hamilton
Matthew R. Anderson ...
Commander Link (as Matt Anderson)
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Ensign Peters (as Lucas Darnell)
David St. Pierre ...
Jonesy
Garon Michael ...
Parker
Luciano Olz ...
Mallory
Scott Jolgen ...
Garcia
Jason Pasquale ...
Eddie / Waiter
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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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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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Trivia

The goat used as bait for the chupacabra belonged to an extra who plays a member of Dr. Pena's search party. See more »

Goofs

Interior cabin walls of the cruise ship show to be built of masonry, a material never used for general construction of a vessel. See more »

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Seal: Tango bango get some!
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References Tae-Bo Workout: Basic (1999) See more »

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Tanlines
Written and Performed by Joe Dineen and Ed Lozano
Hoss Phfunck (BMI) Freaky Zaza Music (ASCAP)
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Another by-the-numbers Sci-Fi Channel "original" (muhaha!) movie
10 April 2007 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

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 movies just like this with nearly interchangeable characters and plots, but with slight alterations on the creature. Enough already!


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