Blumhouse Pranks Us All With April Fool’s Day El Chupacabras Trailer
We would actually watch this film TBH.
Horror studio Blumhouse just dropped a spooky trailer for their latest fright flick, El Chupacabras. The film is based on the mythological creature the Chupacabra, a vampiric monster that drinks the blood of goats and other livestock. The first reported attack occurred in March 1995 in Puerto Rico, with sightings all over South America, Central America, and Mexico. And like so many cryptids before it, the Chupacabra provides an endless amount of urban legends and scary bedtime stories. So a horror film about the Chupacabra is, quite frankly, long overdue.
— Blumhouse (@blumhouse) April 1, 2021
Well, it turns out the trailer and the film are both an elaborate April Fools’ Day prank by the folks at Blumhouse. The trailer, directed by Issa López (Tigers Are Not Afraid), was made with footage from previous Blumhouse films like Fantasy Island, Insidious: The Last Key, The Lords of Salem, and Dark Skies, with an assist from our good friend Shutterstock.
Watch until the end…
If you dare.
— Issa López (@IssitaLopez) April 1, 2021
The internet was delighted by the fake trailer, with many wondering if and when we would get a real Chupacabra horror film. Chupacabra Terror, Blood of the Chupacabras, and Chupacabra Territory focus on the monster, but they are mostly straight to video or TV movies. Considering how well-known the monster is, it’s frankly surprising that we’ve yet to see a big studio Chupacabra movie. After all, we’ve seen countless films about ghosts, demonic possessions, and scary nuns. We even have a handful of Bigfoot-themed horror films. It’s Chupacabra’s time to shine!
Or for that matter, give us an Avengers-style team-up of cryptids, like Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster, Chupacabra, a yeti, and maybe throw in Mothman too. It could be a modern-day Monster Squad! Mothman’s got nards!
I wish they’d actually make a Chupacabra movie https://t.co/xi29KL10P0
— Sir Spooks (@TheSirSpooks) April 1, 2021
Damn I was actually into that too
— T-REL (@TMitch64) April 1, 2021
No but seriously make a Chupacabra movie.
— (@Batmancanceeu) April 1, 2021
Jokes on @blumhouse cuz I’d love a movie about chupacabras with some actual Latinx people in it. My mami used to scare the living hell out of me with talk about them and how they were going to get me if I went out late night. Years later and it’s still stuck with me!
— Lyra Hale ️✍️ (@TheAltSource) April 1, 2021
What’s funny is I thought this was a joke UNTIL Lin Shaye popped up and then I was like “oh no if she’s here it’s an actual official blumhouse film”
— We Need to Talk About Kevin(‘s Taste in Movies) (@tasteinfilm_bad) April 1, 2021
In other April Fools’ horror-themed gags, we would also watch this Freddy Krueger origin story with Tom Hiddleston, dammit!
We have our first look at Blumhouse’s Freddy Krueger origin film, starring Tom Hiddleston! It looks like they’re going the ‘Joker’ route where we witness Freddy’s descent into madness and his first steps as a killer. pic.twitter.com/MtFlGeDQSr
— . (@DoctorWolfula) April 1, 2021
(via CBR, featured image: screencap)
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