Indigenous (2014)

Directed by Alastair Orr.  Written by Max Roberts.  Starring Lindsey Mckeon, Jamie Anderson, Pierson Fode, Sofia Pernas and Zachery Soetenga.

Plot: 5 friends in Panama encounter the chupacabra


Also know as Prey, Indigenous follow 5 spoiled young people who have apparently been all over the world vacationing, but yet don’t know anything about the chupacabra legend. WTF?!  That’s a huge problem in writing right there.  And that’s not the only problem. There are many.  And yet, I still totally recommend it.  So, let’s get to it.

The stupid little things these people do abounds.  With a better writer he may have found more inventive ways to separate them.  Instead, we have Trevor walking 5 miles into the woods even though the sound they heard was right there by the water.  And other time they hear something, they panic immediately and take off running in all different directions.  Of course, they stay separate only long enough for one of them to die a gruesome death.

They also turn on each other easily.  The Freddy Claws is very poor.  It’s a little sexist – only the girls need breaks while running.  They only have cell service when convenient to push the plot along.  And how come no one goes into shock in these movies.  I think I’ve complained about this before.  Your brain will usually protect you from feeling that much pain and shut down the receptors or whatever little magic it does.  But it never does the magic in these movies.  Instead, you scream and scream the entire 10 minutes you’re being eaten.

And there’s no boob shots when there totally could have been.


I recommend watching it though.  Ignore the plot holes, if you can, and have fun.  Because it is fun.  It’s a satisfying monster movie.  The effects are so well done that I believe I jumped once or twice.  The atmosphere is also wonderful.  The lighting is exceptional.  It’s as dark as it should be (if that makes sense), but lit enough for us to see what’s going on. It’s scary and strange and you should see it.

We gave it a 48/100.

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