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I had a brain fart, and pretty much forgot all about this film, it didn't help that it turns out it is not only not very well known, but it also goes under a whole different name a lot of the time. I recorded this under the name Prey, but it actually comes up online as Indigenous - makes life a whole lot easier... "Five American friends go on a vacation in Panama, where they meet a woman who convinces them to hike into the jungle with her. While there, they are hunted and viciously attacked by a legendary creature known as the chupacabra."
Even though I didn't remember much about this film before writing this, that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it. I watched this with dad, and I feel we both felt the same about it. It's a simple film, and not original, you've probably seen the whole story before, just maybe slightly different in ways, and you know the characters. Horny 20-something year olds who want more excitement, and also who aren't the smartest and don't listen to the urban legends of Panama. Silly people. Always listen to the legends from the locals!
My dad is not a big believer of legends and stories, but even he was thinking they were being a wee bit silly by not listening...
They decided to go against the wise words of the locals, and go into the forests - of course - wouldn't be a good film otherwise, would it? And do what horny couples do, have sex, skinny dip, all of that stuff, all the stuff that annoys the Chupacabra that live in said woods.
The Chupacabra are definitely not happy about the group invading their home, and they slowly get killed off one by one.
I feel like, even though this film is not the most original, it's still entertaining, and it's still fun. The characters are pretty thick in the way they seem to go against any warnings they are told, and they seem to love to split up, they love that.
I felt like this film did try to keep the tension well, it leads you down different pathways and actually makes you think. Kind of like is there actually something in the woods, is it the government, is it alien, all of that stuff. And really, until right at the end, I was considering it all - I like a good twist so anything that makes me get excited over one makes me happy.
I liked this film. It could have been better, but it's fun and I am not going to complain about something that I found fun. It had a feel of The Descent mixed with maybe a bit of Evil Dead with where it is set, but not as good as The Evil Dead, but better than The Decent. (Sorry, I still am not a fan...). I would watch this again, not because I fancied it, but if someone else did, I wouldn't say no.
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..