Bad CGI Fridays: Chupacabra Vs. The Alamo (2013)

Published October 10, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

chupacabra poster
So, it looks like you CAN go home again. Achieving fame as Ponch on CHIPS in the late 70s/early80s, Erik Estrada returned to the badge and cycle with the 2013 SyFy feature Chupacabra Vs. The Alamo.

As a grizzled officer dealing with a sassy partner (Death Do Us Part’s Julia Benson), a pair of rebellious children…oh, yeah, and a ravenously roving pack of chupacabras, Estrada connects with a weariness that would have been impossible in his shirtless poster days. ErikEstrada-ChupacabraVsTheAlamo-630-02-jpg_172345

Filled with some decent grue, including shots of stringy flesh stretching from the titular dog-like creatures’ teeth, this pic is, naturally, also full of devil eyed computer animation. Often described as spiny, heavy set creatures, the producers benefit from the fact that the chupacabra is mythological in nature. Looking here like lean and starving canines, they sparkle with the silver automation of CGI in close-up shots.

chupacabraStill, you can label this one as a bit more intriguing than the standard cable horror fare, especially for lovers of animals gone amuck flicks. And…it does teach the lesson that a microwave and kitchen utensils can come in handy during an attack of the ravenous furries!

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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