There have been so many great pairings over the years; Bonnie and Clyde, spaghetti and meatballs, Ren and Stimpy…but of all the combos, I’d say that my current favorite is Eric Estrada and chupacabras. I recently obtained a copy of the 2012 flick Chupacabra vs The Alamo from the good folks over at Echo Bridge Entertainment and needless to say, my world has been firmly rocked. The only thing that could have possibly made this film any better for me would have been if Estrada had slapped on a California highway patrolman’s uniform, mounted his Poncherello-scooter and partnered up with his old pal Larry Wilcox for a Chips-style action sequence.
Eric Estrada plays a hard-nosed DEA agent who rides his motorcycle like a bat out of hell in pursuit of drug gangs and rabid chupacabras. Heck! He even recklessly jumps his bike over construction sites if he has to. After all, it’s all in the line of duty for Carlos (Estrada) who does whatever he needs to do to get the job done. That’s a good thing too, considering that these wacky, bloodthirsty beasts can open doors with their mouths and seem to have a personal vendetta against him and his family. Now, the goatsuckers themselves may not look all that realistic, mind you. In fact, I’ve got to be honest…the CGI is pretty awful. However it does add an almost surreal level of enjoyable ridiculousness to an already outrageous movie.
The climax will most definitely leave a smile on your face, however you will need to pick your jaw up off the floor first in order to do so. The action moves quickly but unfortunately the majority of the chupacabra-hunting posse does not move quickly enough and ends up on the receiving end of a goat-sucking gore fest. The Alamo will never be the same again. Check out Chupacabra vs The Alamo from Echo Bridge Entertainment.