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Guns of El Chupacabra (1997)

Not Rated | | Horror | Video 20 April 1997
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A blood thirsty monster from Mexico, must be stopped by a rather unique law enforcement team.

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Donald G. Jackson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Shaw ... Jack B. Quick Space Sheriff
Julie Strain ... Queen B
Kevin Eastman ... King Allmedia
Robert Z'Dar ... Z-Man Lord Invader
Conrad Brooks ... Deputy Reins
Joe Estevez ... Rocket Ranger Dan Danger
David Heavener ... Stranger X
Julie Lunar Strom Julie Lunar Strom ... Linda Marshall (as Julie Lunar-Strom)
Jeff Hutchinson Jeff Hutchinson ... Sherman
Joe Haggerty Joe Haggerty ... Agent Rinaldi
Andy Hubbell Andy Hubbell ... Agent Orange
Stacey Nikolova Stacey Nikolova ... Maria-Maria
Dee Dee ... The Captive
Scott Jones Scott Jones ... Mountain Man
Herve Estrada Herve Estrada ... The Santiago Kid (as Hervi Estrada)
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A blood thirsty monster from Mexico, must be stopped by a rather unique law enforcement team.

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One Blood Thirsty Monster. One Space Sheriff. And One Million Bullets.

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Official Sites:

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El chupacabra See more »

Filming Locations:

Agua Dulce, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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On an episode of Strange Universe (1996), Donald G. Jackson, Scott Shaw, and Julie Strain all claimed to believe in the "real" chupacabra, with Jackson and Shaw asserting that they had actually seen the creature while traveling in Mexico. See more »

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Followed by Guns of El Chupacabra II: The Unseen (1998) See more »

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Silent & Deadly
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Fellini meets the Coen Brothers
14 March 2006 | by uscfilmgrad2000See all my reviews

This is really a very good film. It has all of the visual wildness of a Fellini movie with all of the character development of a Coen Brother's film. The main thing that I personally like about this film is that there is all of these various characters, which all develop and expand the story for this film. They are then all tied together by the character Jack B. Quick, Space Sheriff, played by Scott Shaw. I think was a great idea and a great way to present a lot of very good story development and add depth to the many characters that make-up this film.

Though this is considered a monster flick. The monster, which is very good, is almost secondary to the characters presented in this film. Robert Z'Dar plays a great bad guy. Joe Estevez is this very interesting character reminiscent of 1950's and 1960's T.V. who pops into the film about half way though and provided this great, very bizarre, story narration.

There is also a lot of gun play in this movie. What I really like about this fact is that the gun play does not possess all the blood, guts, and gore of many indie films on the market right now. Instead, it is very stylized like the violence of 70's T.V.

The locations this film was shot at also deserve a mention. This film was not shot in only one or two very stagnant locations. Instead, it was filmed in numerous very visual locations. I believe this is a common stylistic trait of the films that Donald G. Jackson and Scott Shaw created. One of the most interesting scenes in this film is when the reporter character is giving one of her news reports. In this scene there were all kinds of news vans, news crews, and news reporters behind her. This must have cost a lot of money to pay all of those extras and to set up that scene. But, that is just one of the subtle elements that makes this film worth the watch.

The punk rock combines with country music also adds a very interesting and unique element to this film. The theme song is great! Overall, this is a really good movie.


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