Mexican Werewolf in Texas
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(Jan 09, 2007)
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This low-budget 2005 horror film is set in a small Texas town where all is not as it should be. After several grisly murders in the town a group of teenagers discover that the culprit is the mythic Mexican werewolf Chupacabra. In an effort to save the town they band together to kill it. Suspense surprises and gory special effects characterize this scary romp.System Requirements:Running Time: 88 MinutesFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: HORROR Rating: RP UPC: 824355521528 Manufacturer No: MAV-5215
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Maverick Entertainment Group
presents A Turning Point Productions Starring Erika Fay, Gabriel Gutierrez 2007 rated probably R
With a name like this I had to buy this movie.
For some reason a werewolf has come to this sleepy town. First it kills or sucks out the blood of a herd of goats and a few humans, the usual horny teenagers making out in a goat pasture, (sure why not?)
The bodies are found and the Anglos in town blame them "Damn Meshikins" Aside from doing all the menial work what else do the Mexicans do? There is a cute scene when the Anglo power brokers muse that maybe the Mexicans brought this monster w/ them and maybe it will scare them back home. Cute, and a nice indictment on those powers that be; sort of a we-need-them-to-do-the-work-but-we-don't-want-them-around.
The main character is Anne and her friend Rosie who decide to catch the monster. The movie actually has the girls as the lead and I suppose a feminst might like that. Miguel, Anne's boyfriend, is the Chicano school boy who somehow got a girl but is not interested in chasing down a monster.
The town tough guy w/ the town tramp lead a group to catch the monster but lust wins out and bingo, he gets gobbled up too. All this 100 yards from the posse's bonfire and beerfest. It's not a bad scene after all.
Mexican people are portrayed in a curious duality.
There are the typical dim witted peasants, cluthcing their Bibles and beer bottles, but also several characters are educated and professional. The town veterinarian is a Chicano who seems to have a clue about life. He holds court at a local taqueria sipping beer w/ the compadres and plans strategy. They understand if whatever is killing the goats is not found Mexicans of any legality will be blamed. When humans get killed he is the calm one to add guidance to the homeboys w/ shotguns.
Maria the vet's lovely assistant is a smart confidant vet-to-be which reinforces the "Girl Power" feel of the movie. The ladies are the strong ones in this film. The town tramp is a blond who delivers a a credible scatterbrain role and who provides the obligatory nudity for the R rating. (Yes, that's what sells movies).
This movie is not terrible. There are a few twists and considering the budget must have been in the pennies, production value was good.
The climax of the film is when all hell breaks loose and the girls rescue Miguel and they get into deeper trouble.
Don't expect to see a whole lot of the monster. It is quick and deadly. The best view we get is when a bimbo tries to distract it by flashing her chest. Although the reports say victims bodies are drained, the action shows mangling. This monster film is framed a collection of some of the goofiest characters around. The town's founding family is currently made up of an undertaker and his wife, their daughter, and two almost circus freak relations. They apparently have no standing in town. Most of the rest of the town is no better (get a load of the Sheriff and Deputy). The only exceptions are the Mexicans. Although looked down on by most of the town they are the most normal. So add a monster with some reasonable effects and a Stephen King-style narration to this mix of characters and you get a pretty memorable monster flick. Check it out.
That, and my grandmother was the preacher in this movie!!! GO GRANDMA JUDY!!
In the small Texas town of Furlough an unseen (better that way) force is munching on goats. The son of the local vet, Miguel (Gabriel Gutierrez) thinks it is Chewbacca oops I mean Mexican werewolf Chupacabra that is supposed to have a hankering for cabrito. Unfortunately for the local promiscuous teens Chupacabra's dietary repertoire is expanding.
Mean time a father, Mr. Furlough, a pillar of society, has an exotic scheme to curb his daughter's wanton ways and remove the object of her lust who just happened to be Miguel.
Can the town dispatch the Chupacabra?
Will Mr. Furlough dispatch Miguel?
Will Chupacabra get his goat?
This film certainly got mine.