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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

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 ... 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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

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

At the beginning of the movie, a group of men are seen making their way through a jungle on a Caribbean island. One of the creatures shown is a meerkat, an animal which is found in African deserts, not in Caribbean jungles. See more »

Quotes

Rick McGraw: [laughing] I cant open the safe, Who do you think I am Houdini?
Lance: What if your life depended on it?
Rick McGraw: Captain that man is threatening me.
Captain Randolph: If you don't open the safe I will shoot you myself.
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References Tae-Bo Workout: Basic (1999) See more »

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Written and Performed by Joe Dineen and Ed Lozano
Hoss Phfunck (BMI) Freaky Zaza Music (ASCAP)
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Chupacabra Terror: I expected worse
8 April 2019 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Otherwise known as Chupacabra: Dark Seas this notable Scyfy Original type isn't as bad as I expected.

Starring industry veteran John Rhys-Davies and the annoyingly annoying Chelan Simmons it tells the story of a cryptozoologist that captures a chupacabra and smuggles it on board a luxury cruise liner as means of transporting it. I'm sure I don't need to say anything more for you to understand exactly how the movie plays out.

Unexpectedly it did go in a couple of directions I didn't expect. Though the cast are lackluster the character development is solid, the practical effects are above par and overall it's really not that bad.

On the flipside however the cgi is poor, it's cliched to hell as you'd expect and did I mention how annoying Chelan Simmons is? Seriously, that girl has no place in the movie industry whatsoever.

Take your brain out stuff, not good by any stretch of the imagination but for what it is there's considerably worse out there.

The Good:

John Rhys-Davies

Passable practical effects

Fairly decent characters

Good setting

The Bad:

Needless animal death

Poor cgi

Chelan Simmons


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