Chupacabra vs. The Alamo (2012) – By Jason S. Lockard

Syfy channel has made some of the most laughably bad movie that it became a Saturday Night Event. One of these movies was Chupacabra vs. The Alamo. Now when you think of The Alamo you think of Jim Bowie and Davie Crockett not Carlos Seguin.

This TV movie starts with the bodies of various drug cartel members turning up mangled and drained of blood. Enter the tough DEA agent Carlos Seguin, played by 70s TV icon Erik Estrada. Carlos discovers that the ones responsible for the grisly murders are not human they are something else all together, they are chupacabras. Carlos and several others make a desperate last stand against the bloodthirsty beasts at the famous fort The Alamo.

SyFy had a real chance to break away from the goofy films they make and make one that was really good! Sadly I feel like they dropped the ball here! The pacing is uneven, and there is too much melodrama building to finale at The Alamo. The CGI for the chupacabra is not the best and the editing is too choppy. Which I am not a fan of. Than the green screen shots of Carlos on a motorcycle was just bad, they should have put Erik on a motorcycle and let him ride. The real upswing for me was Erik Estrada himself. He put everything into this role.

So If you love The SyFy Saturday night movies! This is one of those funny, goofy and off the wall type of movies and you’ll be in seventh Heaven, but if your looking for a real scare fest, this isn’t the film for you. Head over to www.EchoBridgeHE.com or your local DVD store and pick up a copy today!

Moral Rating: Violence, profanity and adult situations
Audience: Teens and adults
Genre: drama, horror
Length: 88 Minutes
DVD Released: 2013
Our Rating: C