Sunday, July 30, 2006

"Chupacabra Terror" review

Chupacabra Terror (2005)

Directed by John Shepphird
Writing credits Steve Jankowski John Shepphird

John Rhys-Davies.... Captain Randolph
Giancarlo Esposito.... Dr. Peña
Dylan Neal.... Lance

One of the worst movies I ever saw was a little slice of agony called "El Chupacabra". It was a horrific, painful film. It soured me on the Chupacabra monster. I always thought that a monster legend like the Chupacabra deserved a decent film. "Chupacabra Terror" is a good step in the right direction. It is worlds better than "El Chupacabra" but that's not hard to do.

So the Chupacabra gets brought aboard a cruise ship. Before you know it, the beast is loose and killing people as fast as he can. Luckily there is a Marshal aboard the vessel to assist in the Chupacabra hunt. If he doesn't get the job done, there's always the captain's freckled aerobics instructor daughter there to whip out some Tai Chi on the creature. The captain soon realizes he needs professional help and calls in the Navy SEALs. They show up with bicycle helmets on and proceed to hunt the beast. The Chupacabra may be too much monster for anyone to handle.

I enjoyed this flick. "Chupacabra Terror" is a pure monster movie. Nothing fancy, just a monster and victims and lots of blood. The Chupacabra was a killing machine. He was the master of the take-down. No matter who you were, the Chupacabra would bring you down. He liked to sneak up on people and jump on their back. Then he would proceed to rip and tear. Many dead bodies will litter the cruise ship before he's done. "Chupacabra Terror" is the best Chupacabra movie I've ever seen. I'm now ready for more.

SCORE: 2.5 out of 4 Chupacabras

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