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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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Captain Randolph
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Lance Thompson
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Jenny
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Dr. Peña
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Mrs. Hartman
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Officer Hamilton
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Commander Link (as Matt Anderson)
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Mallory
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Garcia
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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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Almost all of the guns seen in this film were made out of rubber. The muzzle flashes were added using CGI in post-production. See more »

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At the end when the Navy Seal is fumbling with the grenade, despite a large gas tank and large amounts of fuel everywhere, when it shows him on fire he is the only thing on fire and there isn't even any smoke anywhere. See more »

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Jenny Randolph: I'm tired of getting the mushroom treatment!
Lance: Mushroom treatment... what's that?
Jenny Randolph: It's when you're left in the dark and fed a lot of crap.
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References Tae-Bo Workout: Basic (1999) See more »

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Chucalypso
Written and Performed by Joe Dineen and Ed Lozano
Hoss Phfunck (BMI) Freaky Zaza Music (ASCAP)
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John Rhys-Davies Makes this a Decent Low-Budget Thriller
22 February 2009 | by (.: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.) – See all my reviews

Without John Rhys-Davies, I have to admit that this would never even register on my movie-meter. But in spite of that single fact, this is not a bad little thriller, considering the low budget, the low quality effects, the stiff acting and the Sci Fi Channel aspects. The blood effects are very convincing, and the Chupacabra actually looks realistic... regardless of what you think a Chupacabra looks like this is one good-looking Chupacabra.

Aside from the positives, this runs kind of like Kolchak: The Night Stalker (Darren McGavin, remember?) meets the Love Boat, but in spite of the ultimate cheese of this work, it still holds something resembling a plot, and actually attempts to gain your respect while making you laugh and roll your eyes.

As conflicted as this work is, I still managed to find some enjoyment herein. Maybe you will, too.

It rates a 5.2/10 on the Made 4 TV Scale.

It rates a 4.1/10 on the Movie Scale from...

the Fiend :.


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