At one point JRD (at ORC) said that he'd been to a screening of a movie where he saw it for the first time, and... it was awful. In his words, it was an "Ed Wood" of a movie. And now this comes up on TORn:
"TV Watch: Chupacabra: Dark Seas on Sci-Fi Channel Tonight
1/29/05, 9:44 am EST - Xoanon
The American SciFi Channel is airing the made for TV movie 'Chupacabra: Dark Seas' tonight. The movie stars John Rhys-Davies as Captain Randolpp and centers around Dr. Pena, who traps the legendary Chupacabra on a remote Caribbean Island. He then smuggles it aboard a cruise ship with disastrous results."
Hmmmm... could this be the one? *L*! Bless you, JRD!
and a teaser pic: