Bloodthirst: Legend of the Chupacabras aka Blood of the Chupacabra is a 2003 American science fiction horror feature film written, produced, edited and directed by Jonathan Mumm. The movie stars Dan Leis, Rachel Sense and Loren Taylor.
A sequel, Bloodthirst 2: Revenge of the Chupacabras, also written and directed by Mumm, followed in 2005.
“It descends only at night, hunting the innocent, sucking the life out of every living thing in its path… prepare to come face to face with the Chupacabra, a bloodthirsty creature that has only lived in your worst nightmares — until now.
The deadly myth becomes a gory reality when the citizens of a small town find a map they are certain will lead them to a gold mine. What they discover is that there is more than treasure lurking in the hills — and the map will lead them right to the killer’s lair.” – DVD synopsis
“The production, acting, sound, and image quality are incredibly amateurish, and it really is like watching a home video. […] the subplots run all over the place, trampling the movie into submission: there’s a murder (and vampiritic resurrection,) the lamest bar fight ever, the stupidest newspaper journalism subplot in recent memory, a vampire who looks like a frat boy on a bender, and even a crazy witch called “The Mago,” who claims that the chupacabra is a hungry pet left on Earth by space aliens!” Robert I. Hedges, Amazon.com
“Shot on what appears to be one third of one percent of a shoestring budget, Bloodthirst looks terrible from the very first shot. Every image is incredibly grainy and washed out, and lighting issues plague many an already dull scene. You can almost imagine director Jonathan Mumm hefting around a gigantic VHS camcorder, breathing roughly as he tried to get some semblance of a shot established.” Jonathan Pernisek, CineBomb
El Dorado County, Sacramento, and San Joaquin Valley, California, USA