Chupa is a new Netflix original movie from Jonás Cuarón, the son of Alfonso Cuarón, who made Roma for Netflix, along with other huge hits. Chupa premiered on April 7, and became a hit for Netflix.
Chupa tells the story of a teenager and his family who discover a real, live chupacabra living in a shed at his grandfather’s house in Mexico. The film follows the teen and his new chupacabra through various trials and tribulations, including keeping the animal safe from researchers trying to capture it for unsavory means.
On Rotten Tomatoes, Chupa got less than stellar reviews from critics, but it’s already a hit among audiences with a more than 80% audience approval rating.
If you’re into movies like E.T. and other stories about kids who meet, befriend, and try to protect creatures and animals, this is absolutely the movie for you on Netflix. It’s a solid pick for the whole family, as well.
Cast: Demián Bichir, Christian Slater, Evan Whitten, Ashley Ciarra, and Nicolas Verdugo