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Chupacabra Terror -- When cryptozoologist Dr. Pe�a traps the legendary Chupacabra on a remote Caribbean island, he smuggles it aboard a cruise ship with disastrous results.

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Writers:
Steve Jankowski (written by)
John Shepphird (written by)
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Release Date:
29 January 2005 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

John Rhys-Davies ... Captain Randolph

Dylan Neal ... Lance Thompson

Chelan Simmons ... Jenny

Giancarlo Esposito ... Dr. Peña

Paula Shaw ... Mrs. Hartman

David Millbern ... Rick McGraw
Mark Viniello ... Chupacabra

Joe Miller ... Officer Hamilton

Matthew R. Anderson ... Commander Link (as Matt Anderson)

Luke Darnell ... Ensign Peters (as Lucas Darnell)

David St. Pierre ... Jonesy
Garon Michael ... Parker
Luciano Olz ... Mallory
Scott Jolgen ... Garcia
Jason Pasquale ... Eddie / Waiter
Kyle LeMire ... Jojo / Dishwasher
Guy J. Graves ... Crewman #1 (as Guy Graves)
Javier Lobos ... Laundry Room Victim

Sazzy Lee Calhoun ... Purser (as Sazzy Calhoun)
Jason Brunner ... Criminal

Nils Allen Stewart ... Mercenary
Terrance Rodgers ... Interpreter
Steve Jankowski ... Admiral Williams
Jason Zimmerman ... Evans
Lewis Fowler ... Pablo
Carlos Reza ... Carlos

Scott Putman ... Doctor
Richard Christensen Jr. ... Steward (as Richard Christensen)
Scott Davis ... Sparks
Myna Gill ... Honeymooner Girl
Brandon Klock ... Honeymooner Guy

Directed by
John Shepphird 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steve Jankowski  written by
John Shepphird  written by

Produced by
Charles Arthur Berg .... line producer
Paul Colichman .... executive producer
Steve Jankowski .... producer
Stephen P. Jarchow .... executive producer
Scott Putman .... line producer
Jeffrey Schenck .... producer
 
Original Music by
Penka Kouneva 
 
Cinematography by
Neal Brown 
 
Film Editing by
Lawrence A. Maddox  (as Lawrence Maddox)
 
Production Design by
Laird Pulver 
 
Art Direction by
Georgia Schwab 
 
Costume Design by
Terri Middleton 
 
Makeup Department
Kim Collea .... makeup artist
Cleve Gunderman .... special makeup effects artist
Ken Niederbaumer .... key makeup artist
Ken Niederbaumer .... special makeup effects artist
Lucenda Olz .... assistant makeup artist
Richard Redlefsen .... creature effects artist
Richard Redlefsen .... prosthetic makeup artist
Kimberly Ulmer .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Gary Adelman .... post-production supervisor
Allison Andrade .... executive in charge of production
Andrea Balen .... unit production manager
Scott Putman .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Myna Gill .... second second assistant director
Steve Jankowski .... second unit director
Scott Jolgen .... second second assistant director
Nicholas Lee .... first assistant director
Kyle LeMire .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Andy Broaddus .... construction coordinator
Bill Davis .... property master
Shandeara Musgrove .... art production assistant
Corey Oberlin .... swing (as Cory Oberlin)
Charles Romelito .... art production assistant
Nils Allen Stewart .... property assistant
 
Sound Department
Ethan Beigel .... adr mixer
Craig Clark .... sound re-recording mixer
Craig Clark .... sound supervisor
Marty Kasparian .... sound mixer
Danny Kim .... sound effects editor
Myles McComish .... boom operator
Colin Rogers .... adr editor
Colin Rogers .... adr mixer
Colin Rogers .... foley mixer
Craig Schafer .... sound designer
Craig Schafer .... sound re-recording mixer
Allan Schultz .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Matt Anderson .... special effects assistant
Tamara Carlson .... fabricator (as Tamara Carlson-Woodard)
Bill Davis .... special effects coordinator
Jack Firman .... moldmaker
Jack Firman .... sculptor
Chris Garnass .... concept artist
Cleve Gunderman .... moldmaker
Cleve Gunderman .... sculptor
David Monzingo .... fabricator (as Dave Monzingo)
Ken Niederbaumer .... creature effects designer
Alex Noble .... shop laborer
Richard Redlefsen .... painter
Richard Redlefsen .... sculptor
David Selvadurai .... concept artist (as Dave Selvadurai)
Nils Allen Stewart .... special effects assistant
Mark Viniello .... creature effects designer
Jeanne Vosloo .... fabricator
 
Visual Effects by
Bennique Blasini .... visual effects supervisor (as BenniQue Blasini)
Steven M. Blasini .... visual effects supervisor
Dave Jerrard .... digital artist
 
Stunts
Nils Allen Stewart .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Leron Alberts .... local grip (as Leron Albert)
Alonzo Babtiste .... local grip
Richard W. Botchlet .... grip (as Rich Botchlet)
Jason Brunner .... lighting cameraman
Jason Brunner .... second unit cinematographers
Eric Forand .... gaffer
Lewis Fowler .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Owen Foye .... best boy electric
Erik Gonzales .... electrician (as Eric Gonzales)
Tom Hejda .... first assistant camera
Dan Kanes .... electrician
Denisse Kindl .... camera loader
Michael Lumsden .... local grip
Darlington Matoya .... local grip
Rocky Romines .... key grip
Penny Smith .... second assistant camera
David Starks .... key grip
John Van Valkenburgh .... best boy grip (as John Van Valenburgh)
Jack L. Zeman .... still photographer (as Jack Zeman)
Jason Zimmerman .... director of photography: second unit
 
Casting Department
Wilma Deltsche .... extras casting
Paul Ruddy .... casting associate
Oswald O. Skippings .... extras casting (as Hon. Oswald O. Skippings)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anette Czagany .... wardrobe supervisor
Glenn Gregory Krah .... key costumer (as Glenn Krah)
 
Editorial Department
Pete Fausone .... on-line editor
Scott Hollenbeck .... telecine assist
Tucker Marolf .... assistant editor
Juan Rivera .... telecine dailies operator
Rick Short .... executive in charge of post-production
Laura Singer .... assistant editor
Michael Volland .... colorist (as Mike Volland)
 
Music Department
César Benito .... orchestrator (as Cesar Benato)
Scott Glasgow .... orchestration
Larry Hennessy .... midi mixer
Penka Kouneva .... orchestration
James Monroe .... musician: acoustic guitar
Junko Tamura .... music preparation
 
Transportation Department
Guy J. Graves .... transportation coordinator
Michael Graves .... transportation captain (as Michael 'Gumpy' Graves)
Pamela O'Keefe .... driver
Terrance Rodgers .... driver
 
Other crew
Franztdy Bussy .... security
Nelson Bussy .... security
Shea E. Butler .... script supervisor (as Shea Butler)
Richard Carroll .... assistant: Jeffrey Schenck
Richard Christensen Jr. .... production assistant (as Richard Christensen)
Bill Davis .... weapons
Bony Frito .... security
Mary Garcia .... assistant: Stephen Jarchow
Brian Goldman .... assistant: Paul Colichman
Scott Jolgen .... craft service
Scott Jolgen .... on-set medic
Brandon Klock .... production accountant
Sonja Langhorst .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Klaus Olz .... caterer
Lucia Olz .... caterer
Luciano Olz .... production assistant
Jason Pasquale .... production assistant
Carlos Reza .... production assistant
Leandre Roges .... security
Arthur Smith .... location manager
Dacia van Veen .... production assistant (as Dacia Van Veen)
Adam D. Wright .... distribution executive (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Chupacabra: Dark Seas" - USA (TV title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence/gore
Runtime:
88 min | USA:89 min
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Certification:
Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:14A (video rating) | Singapore:NC-16 | UK:15 | USA:R
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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When all the Navy SEALs regroup one of the SEALs says "all doors and hatches are sealed", you can see light coming through the top left of the door.See more »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
References Tae-Bo Workout: Basic (1999)See more »
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Some of natures mysteries should be kept secret, 9 May 2005
Author: sol from Brooklyn NY USA

(Some Spoilers) Finally achieving the dream that he's been pursuing all his life world renowned cryptozoologist Dr. Pena, Glancario Esposito,captured alive, in the jungles of a unexplored Carribian island, the elusive and legendary Chupacabra, Mark Viniello. This after half of his expedition ended up being slaughtered by it.

Smuggled by Dr. Pena on-board the luxury cruise ship "Regent Queen" to ship back to the states two brainless crew members checking on the mysterious crate that the Chupacabra was in-cased in unwittingly let it loose, where in ended up killing both of them. On the loose below deck the Chupacabra goes on a killing rampage turning the elegant ocean liner into a bloody slaughter house. Spearing no one man woman child or animal in it's wake.

The embittered captain of the ship in question the "Regent Queen" Capt. Randolpp, John Rhys-Davies,does his best to keep the lid on the murderous Chupacabara's actions below deck but it's all in vain as the monster breaks into the cabin section of the ship. The Chupacabara goes slashing and slicing everyone it runs into which has the poor ship commander has to reluctantly call the US Navy for help.

Coming aboard the elite Navy Seals are as much as a match for the Chupacabra as the "Regents Queens" crew members were. The killer Chupacabra takes them apart in a number of gruesome encounters with bullets having absolutely no effect on it. Only Capt. Randolpp's pretty young daughter Jenny (Chelan Simmons), who also happened to be the cruise ships aerobics instructor, had any luck dealing with the "thing" by giving it a number of kicks and punches to the head and mid-section.

Out of ammunition the Navy Seals finally realize that bullets can't stop the deadly Chupacabra and start to use armor-piercing shells on it which do penetrate it's hide and cause it to bleed green florescent blood, that only makes it that much more madder and vicious in return. With nothing that they can to do to stop this thing after using, as a last resort, steam and electricity the remaining crew and Navy Seals abandon the badly damaged and leaking boat with the wounded but very much alive Chupacabra, not the captain, going down with the ship.

Actor John Rhys-Davies looked like he was desperately trying to keep a straight face during the entire film. In the very last scene he just couldn't hold it in anymore and just had to say what was on his mind about what he'll do when the movie is over.

Glancario Esposito as the mad cryptozoologist Dr. Pena really took his role seriously. Pena meant what he said when he told the Captain and all those on the ship that the Chupacabra was more important that all their lives, even his own, put together. True to his word Pena ended up with his throat ripped out by his precious and darling Chupacabra as he tried to stop the Navy Seals from killing it.

The Chupacabra itself was brilliantly portrayed by actor Mark Viniello in what looked like a modified rubber jump-suit. It turned out that in the end Dr. Pena failed to prevent the demise of the object of his obsession with the Chupacabra not surviving the end of the movie. Giving the demise of the Chupacabra another look you begin to wonder if it really did died in the end? After all it's body was never found? Stay tuned to the possibly soon to be released "Chupacabra Part II".

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