June 12, 2001

This is the first film that I have ever reviewed that is not even in the IMDB. They have 600 Ron Jeremy pornos listed, but no Chupacabras. [note: Legend of the Chupacabra has been added to the IMDB since the date of the original review.]

Shitty. I bought it on DVD. For $20. It’s decently hard to find, I guess, but jesus, it’s bad. I laughed very hard, but my head hurt afterwards.

This film does deliver though – how many horror films show you the monster, in daylight, within less than 20 minutes into it? The Chupacabra is sucking and killing at 17 minutes. I would have thought that the Chupacabra would be a night creature, but he does a lot of his sucking during daylight…they probably couldn’t afford lights. The film is shot documentary style, and you would assume it is a rip-off of The Blair Witch Project, but this was released a year before Blair…which leads me to believe that it’s a rip-off of this Chupacabra Hunt gone horribly wrong.

Katsy Joiner is the worst actress that I have ever seen in a TROMA release. That is saying a lot. She was heinously bad, in that bad Texas Independent Film sort of way. (For further examples of bad acting in Texas Independent Films, see The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Slacker, El Mariachi, Lust (starring me).)

The DVD is ‘packed’ with all kinds of special features: an alternate ending that is even more X-Files than the first; a couple of deleted scenes and an instructional video on how to put on a Chupacabra suit!

Did you know Mexicans refer to hickeys as ‘chupacabras’? Really, ask Erin…

Year – 2000
Rating –
Runtime – minutes
Genre – TROMA
Director(s) – Joe Castro
Writer(s) – Rudy Balli, Mark Stephens
Actor(s) – Katsy Joiner, J.T. Trevino, Kevin Sloan
BOB Rating – Two BOBs
Favorite Quote – "I got my chupacabra...I got mine..." - Maria Esperanza (Katsy Joiner)