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Chupacabra Terror (2005)

R | | Horror | Video 29 January 2005
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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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John Shepphird
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Joe Miller ... Officer Hamilton
Matthew R. Anderson Matthew R. Anderson ... Commander Link (as Matt Anderson)
Luke Darnell ... Ensign Peters (as Lucas Darnell)
David St. Pierre ... Jonesy
Garon Michael Garon Michael ... Parker
Luciano Olz Luciano Olz ... Mallory
Scott Jolgen Scott Jolgen ... Garcia
Jason Pasquale 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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This legend is real. See more »

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Horror

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Rated R for violence/gore | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chupacabra: Dark Seas See more »

Filming Locations:

Turks and Caicos Islands

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Wires were used for the scenes in which the chupacabra leaps about and jumps on its victims. See more »

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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 »

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Jenny Randolph: What is a tango alert?
Captain Randolph: Tango? Tango means that we have a terrorist on board.
Jenny Randolph: A terrorist?
Captain Randolph: Well, what else am I going to do? Tell them that we have a demon from hell aboard this ship. They will send a psychiatrist and a straight jacket. Right at this moment, what we need is firepower!
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References Tae-Bo Workout: Basic (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Chup Shop
Written and Performed by Joe Dineen and Ed Lozano
Hoss Phfunck (BMI) Freaky Zaza Music (ASCAP)
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Beyond BAD...
30 January 2005 | by TrampyreSee all my reviews

Well, the Sci-Fi channel keeps churning these turkeys out... and they seem to get worse every time. When normally good actors like John Rhys-Davies and Giancarlo Espositto come off as rank amateurs, you can imagine how abysmal the REST of the cast in this waste-of-your-time effort is. The only halfway decent thing is the rubber outfit of the creature(which is glimpsed in such quick flashes that you don't really have time to see how phony it really is). The dialogue...the plot...if this "movie"(and I use the term loosely) was food, Jack-In-The-Box would be a gourmet meal compared to this. Watch a re-run of "The Munsters" for the 372nd viewing- your time would be better spent(and a lot scarier as well)!


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