365 days of Sci-Fi (Archive)
“From the mind behind the mega-hit Syfy show you’ve probably never heard of (EUREKA) comes a tribute to all those no-budget Syfy original movies and the “so bad, they’re good” films that inspired them. Move over Roger Corman, step back Ed Wood, make way on your weekend programming schedule Mr. Stern, because here comes Andrew Cosby’s 365 DAYS OF SCI-FI.
And it’s all happening here! Each day, your friends at CHUD will bring you a brand new bad movie pitch — the best of the worst title Cosby can come up with, no matter where he’s at or what he’s doing, rain or shine, drunk or sober. That’s a whole year of the quality concepts you’ve come to expect from the network that brought you MANSQUITO and SHARKTOPUS.”
And now… DAY SEVENTEEN:
“I’d never heard of the Chupacabra until I moved to California back in1993, but I’ve been fascinated by the creature ever since… and not in a good way. Unlike most cryptids, there’s just something inherently fraudulent about this one, like it doesn’t hold-up to the traditional standards of local legends. It’s almost as if Mexico said to itself, ‘No fair, how cum we don’t have a Bigfoot? Hey, here’s an idea, how about a spiny, blood-sucking bear-cat thing with a penchant for goats? Yeah, that sounds right!’“
- Andy Cosby
“Being a cop sucks.“
When a Texas border patrol trooper is viciously mauled by the legendary goat-sucking Chupacabra, he somehow manages to fend off the creature and survive the brutal attack, suffering only a single bite in the process. Lucky to be alive and knowing no one will believe his wild story, he returns to duty as if nothing happened. But when the local goat population begins to mysterious vanish (along with our trooper’s memory of his nightly patrol), it becomes painfully evident that he’s become something more or less than human. The only question that remains is, what will happen to the residents of his tiny Texas border town when there are no more goats to suck?
Nick Says: Jason Beghe is going to rock the living daylights out of this role as a man struggling to suppress the goat taster burgeoning inside him. And good on Peter Hyams for stepping back behind the camera for such an important project!
This article series is in no way affiliated with SyFy. This is a creative experiment and ongoing test of nerves that is perpetrated by a few insane people and should be construed as such. If for some reason these people actually make one of these as a feature it must be chalked up to their own lunacy. These are the intellectual property of Mr. Andrew Cosby and not the property of CHUD.com or SyFy.