Sunday, March 5, 2017


We enjoyed a special viewing of the animated film THE LEGEND OF CHUPACABRAS for a family movie night a few days before its March 7, 2017 official North American release on DVD, Digital HD download platforms, and cable television On Demand courtesy of LIONSGATE.  In the scary-fun tradition of Scooby Doo and Goosebumps, this cartoon adventure tells the story of a heroic boy and some magical friends uncovering the mystery of a legendary monster.  Set during the Mexican War of Independence in the early 19th century (1810 - 1821) versus Spanish colonial rule, the movie combines a historical backdrop with a fantasy story filled with magic and Latin American mythology.

Caught up in the middle of the war, young orphan Leo San Juan while traveling to Puebla to live with his grandmother is taken prisoner when he gets mistaken for an insurgent rebel by the royalist army.  Imprisoned in an old abandoned convent with other rebels, a frightening winged monster appears, the mythical Chupacabra, and begins hunting prisoners and guards alike.  Royalists and rebels must set aside their differences to work together to escape the creature that is stalking them.  With some help from his own group of magical friends that come to his aid, Leo discovers the secret behind the Chupacabra which leads him to have to make the most difficult decision of his life in a dramatic conclusion to the movie.

THE LEGEND OF CHUPACABRAS is rated PG for action/scary images and portrayals of people smoking.  The movie has a run time of 83 minutes.  The DVD includes audio tracks in both English and Spanish.  Visit the online LIONSGATE SHOP to purchase your own DVD of THE LEGEND OF CHUPACABRAS.  Also available at major retailers across the United States and Canada beginning Tuesday, March 7th!

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