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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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Cast

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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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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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The filmmakers initially wanted the chupacabra to have glowing red eyes, but ultimately decided to pass on this particular idea, because they wanted to make the chupacabra as realistic as possible. See more »

Goofs

When Rick McGraw is dressed like a woman, he drops the bag of money. Several of the bills are blank on the back. See more »

Quotes

Seal: Tango bango get some!
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References Tae-Bo Workout: Basic (1999) See more »

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Chup Shop
Written and Performed by Joe Dineen and Ed Lozano
Hoss Phfunck (BMI) Freaky Zaza Music (ASCAP)
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John Rhys-Davies IS charismatic even in stupid movies.
4 August 2005 | by stormrustonSee all my reviews

A Cryptozoologist captures a mythical chupacabra on a Caribbean island.To get it back to civilization he bribes his way onto the cargo bay of a large luxury cruise ship with funny and I think the script intended disastrous results.

Lets start with the one thing I really did not like about this movie.... The monster really just looked like a guy in a rubber suit.The CGI scenes looked like a different movie. OK thats off my chest now onto all the enjoyable bits about this B movie.

The best thing was John Rhys-Davies(his daughter the eye candy a close second.)John was intermittently funny and suave and no matter what the writers made him say, he said it well.Good job given what he had to work with.The Cyptozoologist was over the top and fun to watch too,he had some funny bits.The marines all were OK and make good cannon fodder for the monster as did some of the crew and guests.There are a few pretty funny lines in this movie,and a pretty amusing sub plot involving a thief.

The special effects are generally med to low and I swear they reused the same blood spray on the wall scene in about four different parts of the movie. I did like the gore of the legless man.Really since this movie was not scary at all I feel a bit more gore would have gone along way in improving the watch ability of this movie.

All in all if you like B monsters this one is worth a visit.


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