The world has had its fair share of urban legends, mythical creatures, and mysterious sightings––forming a culture of believable and very vivid monsters, lores, and stories. Much like the dinosaurs and the Megalodon/s who are said to exist during the pre-historic times, there are certain creatures that are said to lurk both earth and water, day and night, yet no solid evidence of existence.
Today, we explore how the entertainment industry partakes in these mysterious creatures. The likes of The Meg turned Megalodon into reality, Harry and the Hendersons‘ depiction of the Sasquatch, and let’s not forget about the Loch Ness Monster in The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep. So many shows have been made about these myths, yet the Chupacabra remains elusive in the industry.
And so, we thank Gravity co-screenwriter Jonas Cuarón as he writes and directs an untitled feature for Netflix about the legendary folklore of the livestock-sucking creature. Alongside Cuarón are Marcus Rinehart, Sean Kennedy Moore, and Joe Barnathan as screenwriters.
In the mid to late 90s, the idea of the Chupacabra became more and more resilient, stronger, as people in Puerto Rico have claimed to have seen either the creature itself or their goats and other livestock went dead without clear explanation––just blood.
However, no matter how messed up stories about the folklore seems to be, Cuarón will be shedding the beast in a new light––a more positive one. According to Deadline, the feature will be following a teenaged named Alex, “who, while visiting his family in Mexico, gains an unlikely companion when he discovers a young chupacabra hiding in his grandpa’s shed. In order to save the mythical creature, Alex and his cousins must embark on the adventure of a lifetime.”
It’s a nice take to the mysterious folklore––it deepens it. What if you do encounter a nice-looking dog-wolf hybrid in your closet and all it wants is to make friends? See, Cuarón has us covered.
More details to come once either Cuarón or the people in Netflix themselves release a premiere date and a trailer. But for now, we’ll just have to stick with videos on YouTube explaining who the beast is for the meantime.