Having devoted his life to capturing the mythical bloodsucker, the Chupacabra of South America, the intrepid cryptozoologist, Dr Peña, finally manages to make his dream come true. To make a name for himself back in the United States, the scientist smuggles the elusive beast aboard the luxurious ocean liner, Regent Queen, only to trigger a blood-soaked killing spree, as the doctor's bulletproof prize catch devours passengers, pets, and the mighty U.S. Navy Seals who stand in its way. Now, Captain Randolph, and a handful of defenders, need a bold plan to outsmart the legendary monster and save the remaining survivors before they become its next meal. Can they stop the bloodshed? Is there a way to end the Chupacabra terror?Written by
Written and Performed by Joe Dineen and Ed Lozano
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John Rhys-Davies Makes this a Decent Low-Budget Thriller
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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