Release date: 2003
You know what, with a title like that I guess it was fairly obvious what I was going to be watching as I settled down to review Bloodthirst: Legend of the Chupacabras. To be fair it wasn’t the best put together no-budget horror film but it tried.
It tried to bring in a wide vista of stories, and tie them together. Did it succeed? No, the stories were too diverse leaving the large range of characters feeling cold and empty, mainly because there wasn’t truly the scripting or acting to carry them off. However it did have a nice story idea, as well as some very silly ones, and I found myself enjoying the film more than I really should have.
It starts with a little legend regarding the chupacabra and then we cut to a ranch. It is clear from the first shot that this is a cheap-end digi-cam film however, to be fair, they did use boom mikes and thus captured all the dialogue. We know this because we kept seeing them! Anyway, the three kids are playing monster and run into the house – to be sent out again by mom as she makes dinner. Twilight comes and mom hears a scream. She finds the son led out but he is playing dead, part of their game. She hurries them inside but is spooked. She opens a curtain, once in the kitchen, and screams…
|Randy and Linda|
|Jonathon Mumm as Kurt|
|Sandra at the murder scene|
|Loren Taylor as Grandpa Charles|
|Lenore Sebastian as the Mago|
|the amphibian duck|
This had, however, heart. It is not a great movie but I actually enjoyed watching it for all that. However, it ultimately only deserves 3 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.