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(Cracked)   How A '90s Erotic Thriller Created the 'Chupacabra' Myth   (cracked.com) divider line
    More: Weird, Horror film, Natasha Henstridge, Species, Film, English-language films, Horror and terror, Speculative fiction, Frankenstein  
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2021-03-02 5:05:08 PM  
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Mikey1969: Mugato: in the days before the internet, sometimes cringey Alien rip-offs were the only way to obtain even fleeting glimpses of nude women. 1995 was not "the days before the internet". When were these people born? Natasha Henstridge was very naked in that movie though, TFA got that part right. Yeah, I think it was even more in the second movie. There was a 6 month period where whenever I went to my buddy's place, that movie was on. Either he was watching it, his roommate was, or someone like me who was just hanging out wanted to watch it... A lot of farking, TFA's comparison to Cinemax is miles off the mark. That had as much farking and nudity as pretty much everything on Cinemax combined.


I never even saw the sequels. I saw the shiat out the first one though. Special mention to MILF Marg Helgenberger.
 
2021-03-02 4:51:12 PM  
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in the days before the internet, sometimes cringey Alien rip-offs were the only way to obtain even fleeting glimpses of nude women.

1995 was not "the days before the internet". When were these people born?

Natasha Henstridge was very naked in that movie though, TFA got that part right.
 
2021-03-02 3:57:55 PM  
3 votes:
I believe Mexico had "chupacabras", or "blood suckers" before the 1990s and so did the South West USA. Prove me wrong.

As for Puerto Rico, maybe the legend of the chupacabra spread there later.

But the idea that blook suckers can disguise themselves as coyotés or wolves dates to vampire lore and werewolf lore which fails to distinguish between vampires, were animals, witches, warlocks, wizards and shamans and is much older in Europe, especially Eastern Europe.

The Mexican chupacabra seems to be linked to the "goat-suckers", birds or snakes that allegedly sucked milk from cattle. I don't think the movies had much to do with the invention of all these legends, although they may shape the popular imagination now. After all, aliens now tend to look like the aliens of Communion and the movies and TV, which I find rather dull and somewhat suspicious, given the high probability that life in the rest of the Universe, even intelligent life that has converged towards the anthropic biped model of bodies, is highly unlikely to be uniform or to corresponde with scientific, let alone popular expectations and speculations.
 
2021-03-02 7:11:17 PM  
2 votes:
Boy the things we used to put up with just to see some boobs
 
2021-03-02 9:14:15 PM  
1 vote:

brantgoose: I believe Mexico had "chupacabras", or "blood suckers" before the 1990s and so did the South West USA. Prove me wrong.

As for Puerto Rico, maybe the legend of the chupacabra spread there later.

But the idea that blook suckers can disguise themselves as coyotés or wolves dates to vampire lore and werewolf lore which fails to distinguish between vampires, were animals, witches, warlocks, wizards and shamans and is much older in Europe, especially Eastern Europe.

The Mexican chupacabra seems to be linked to the "goat-suckers", birds or snakes that allegedly sucked milk from cattle. I don't think the movies had much to do with the invention of all these legends, although they may shape the popular imagination now. After all, aliens now tend to look like the aliens of Communion and the movies and TV, which I find rather dull and somewhat suspicious, given the high probability that life in the rest of the Universe, even intelligent life that has converged towards the anthropic biped model of bodies, is highly unlikely to be uniform or to corresponde with scientific, let alone popular expectations and speculations.


I've said this for, literally, decades:

"In space, we are infinitely more likely to find Venom than Superman"

/Geoff Johns about DC being Fantasy and Marvel being Sci-Fi/Space Opera
 
2021-03-02 4:57:19 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: in the days before the internet, sometimes cringey Alien rip-offs were the only way to obtain even fleeting glimpses of nude women.

1995 was not "the days before the internet". When were these people born?

Natasha Henstridge was very naked in that movie though, TFA got that part right.


Yeah, I think it was even more in the second movie. There was a 6 month period where whenever I went to my buddy's place, that movie was on. Either he was watching it, his roommate was, or someone like me who was just hanging out wanted to watch it... A lot of farking, TFA's comparison to Cinemax is miles off the mark. That had as much farking and nudity as pretty much everything on Cinemax combined.
 
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