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El Chupacabra (2003)

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The world seen through the eyes of two people, the inequities of society exposed and examined in depth in a most surreal manner.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Alegria ... Navarro
Elina Madison ... Starlina
Anthony 'Treach' Criss ... Dr. Goodspeed (as Treach)
Jerry Rodriguez Jerry Rodriguez ... Det. Noriega
Calvi Pabon ... Sophia
Layton Matthews Layton Matthews ... Mason
Rina Fernandez Rina Fernandez ... Dina
Michael Aranda Michael Aranda ... Che
Paula Ficara ... Carolina
Victor Herminio Lopez ... Pablo (as Victor López)
GiGi Erneta ... Mrs. Pinta
Daniel Anthony Daniel Anthony ... Truck Driver
Pablo Patlis ... Vaco
Nikki Giovacchini Nikki Giovacchini ... Roberto
Kim Collea Kim Collea ... Bookstore Manager
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This is a surreal film, inspired by various European cinematic styles, which apparently has no narrative structure. On closer inspection, however, a narrative does exist but is simply the support for a message which the film is attempting to carry over. What this message is, is up to the spectator to decide. Written by Morris R MacIver

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Rated R for horror violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Features common and frequently used location as seen in Bio-Dome See more »


When the detectives are examining the body on the steps, you can clearly see the victim's chest rise and fall as he breathes. See more »


Referenced in Chasing the Myth: The Making of 'El Chupacabra' (2003) See more »

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El Cheapocrapfest
25 January 2009 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Boyle Heights, Los Angeles: legendary South American goat-sucking vampire, El Chupacabra, is on the loose, feeding on anyone unlucky enough to cross its path. Animal control officer Navarro (Eric Alegria) and Chupacabra expert/author Starlina Divide (Elina Madison) attempt to track down the creature, but find their progress hampered by a pair of dumb cops, money hungry locals keen to capture the beast for a fat reward, and a couple of nefarious scientists who want the monster for their experiments.

Stinking higher than a two-week-old taco, El Chupacabra is an incredibly bad horror movie that even fans of incredibly bad horror movies might struggle to sit through. With its dreadful script, awful direction (by not one, but two talentless hacks—Brennon Jones and Paul Wynne), laughable dialogue, and some of the worst acting this side of a porn flick, I recommend this film about as much as I do drinking the tap water in Mexico.

As Navarro and Starlina proceed with their investigations, viewers are treated to some incredibly weak gore, the worst designed book jacket in history, the most unconvincing dead person I've seen since the blinking corpse in Dr. Butcher MD, and a high-tech computerised security system consisting of a keyboard nailed to a post.

To be fair, for a guy in a rubber suit, the monster itself is fairly creepy (hairy, with big claws, and a face like a particularly ugly bat), but its appearances are few and far between, with more screen time spent on the tedious trials and tribulations of whiney Officer Navarro than on the killer antics of the titular creature (just how many times is it necessary to see Navarro handing in paperwork to his bitchy boss?).

If, like me, you make the mistake of wasting your hard-earned cash on this dreadful latino bilge (in my case, it was a whole 50p), consider using the disc as a coaster for your tequila rather than actually watching it.

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Release Date:

20 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Criatura See more »

Filming Locations:

Aberdeen City, Scotland, UK

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Urban Girl Productions See more »
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