For a third year, I’m going to be watching at least one horror DVD per day and writing a short review about them. I’ve acquired a new batch that I haven’t previously seen, so without any further delay. Let’s get to work.
Chupacabra Territory (March 2016)
The Chupacabra is real and four friends will document it! Will they survive?
This is a found footage movie. With that in mind, think about that synopsis. It answers itself, doesn’t it? I wonder why there’s the impulse for people in reality making a movie to make people making a movie in fiction the absolute worst people. They don’t have to deserve being killed. It doesn’t make it more satisfying to see. It just makes the journey to that ultimate conclusion feel longer. That’s a problem in found footage though, not specifically just this movie. There are a few issues I have with it. They set up a lot of stuff and don’t follow through in any way that makes sense. For example, there is an essence of chupacabra brown ooze. It causes one character a rash that slowly progresses into an ebola-type flesh eating disease on his arm. Meanwhile in another camp, I think it revived and/or possessed a man giving him chupacabra eyes. Also our main group has a tome bound in chupacabra skin which depicting a scenario where the sacrifice of three men leads the woman to save the day. I’m about to get into some major spoilers so skip the rest if you still want to see this and not be tainted. So about that ritual… They fire it up within the last twenty minutes, she channels the dark spirit of the chupacabra, then needs to fuck for five minutes. She needs to find out something, I guess. While that’s going on, their friends all get killed. I’m fine with that. It was set up in the book. I’m not sure if maybe the whole thing was meant as a joke or if they just want to jam in one sex scene. Eventually her three male friends are all dead. You might think that the ritual is complete and maybe it is, but she is drug away like in REC and a dozen other found footage movies. As for it’s other sub-genre, I’ve never seen a good chupacabra movie before and the streak is alive. This one does and genital eating to the creatures habits, so I suppose it has contributed something to the lore however much that may be unwanted. My personal highlight of the movie is a reference that a character makes to Cabin Boy
I’ll be back tomorrow with another review. Until then, listen to Motion Picture Meltdown’s episode on Piñata Survival Island. It’s the closest thing to a chupacabra available.