The Cave of Trouble in: Search for the Chupacabra

While my favorite film of the so-called Cave of Trouble period remains Spontaneous Combustion1, The Cave of Trouble in: Search for the Chupacabra2 was always my friends’ favorite. Shot a couple years before the launch of Protozoic, the film was never officially put on the site3.

Brian and Chupacabra Decoy

In hopes that people will surf in and watch the movie, or any of the movies on this site for that matter, I’ve drafted some comments below to try and drum up some hits.


The Cave of Trouble in: Search for the Chupacabra remains the hardest hitting documentary and DOCUMENT EVER in the HISTORY OF MAN to deal with the blood sucking DEMON known as the chupacabra. Often derided as a spoof and inept Blair Witch, The Cave of Trouble in: Search for the Chupacabra is a new level of FEAR, TERROR and BLOOD SUCKING GOATs. Shot on location in Salisbury, Maryland, home of FRANK PERDUE, whether you are a hardcore cryptologist, lonely housewife, Japanese exchange student, or the Surf Punks’ # 1 fan, The Cave of Trouble in: Search for the Chupacabra is mandatory viewing.

  1. At some point I plan to repost Spontaneous Combustion because it was never posted to our Podcast. 

  2. This appears to have been the full title of the film. For whatever reason, I always thought the film’s title was Search for the Chupacabra, but it appears that it was not. 

  3. Initially, the film may have been intended to go on the Cave of Trouble website, as at the end of the movie the Cave of Trouble site is advertised. By 2003 however, the Cave of Trouble site, like Chook Industries, was no longer maintained and the video was never made available on either of these two aforementioned sites. 

10 thoughts on “The Cave of Trouble in: Search for the Chupacabra

  1. It was always interesting on the SHC vs Chupa front how most of us preferred the Chupa film, but most of my non-COT friends like SHC better.

    Every once in a while I still think about how lucky Mike and Chris were in capturing the sound of that bird at the zoo.

  2. Yeah… that bird sound was a fluke. I’ll dig up the original footage of that. It’s pretty funny by itself.

    SHC was quite painful to make, whereas Chupacabra just sort of happened. I’m sure that was part of the internal divide. Too, there is also the reading-acting in SHC, which is never easy to watch if you are the reading-sounding-actor.

  3. To catch Bin Laden and win the War on Terror, we should fly over Waziristan blasting the music from the first 3 1/2 minutes of this “film.” Every souphead will surrender immediately.

    This episode reminds me of “The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka” from South Park. Care to comment?

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