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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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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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  (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
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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Rated R for violence/gore
88 min | USA:89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:14A (video rating) | Singapore:NC-16 | UK:15 | USA:R
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Various crew members play small roles in this movie.See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
Jenny Randolph:I thought you were an insurance salesman!
Lance:I'm the best insurance you've got!
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Movie Connections:
References Tae-Bo Workout: Basic (1999)See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
John Rhys-Davies Makes this a Decent Low-Budget Thriller, 22 February 2009
Author: FiendishDramaturgy from .: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.

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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