Mexican Werewolf in Texas is a 2005 horror comedy film written and directed by Scott Maginnis. It is inspired by sightings of the Chupacabra in Texas.
In the dusty little town of Furlough in Texas, nothing happens, and some of the locals have thinly veiled animosity towards its Hispanic residents. When an animal is slaughtering the cattle and the locals. When a teenager is killed, Anna Furlough, her Mexican-American boyfriend Miguel Gonzalez, Jill Gillespie and Rosie finds that a Chupacabra is the killer and they plot a plan to kill the beast.
Despite it's title, it is not a sequel, or related to An American Werewolf in London or An American Werewolf in Paris. Not only that, but the monster in this film isn't a werewolf. In fact, werewolves are brought up in the movie, but only loosely.
This film contains examples of:
- Asshole Victim: Downplayed with Brad. He survives the events of the movie, but gets shot, mauled and his by a tranquilizer dart, for his efforts at killing Miguel.
- Bestiality Is Depraved: Discussed. Jill certainly dresses immodestly while Chupacabra hunting, talks to Anna about the possibility of being knocked up by the thing, and flashes it as a distraction.
- Big Bad: Anna's father Brad, functions as the human antagonist of the film, plotting on using the hysteria to kill his daughter's boyfriend. However, he is not a source of conflict in this movie, with the characters being more focused on the chupacabra.
- Black Comedy: How quickly Jill gets over her boyfriend's death. The next day, she describes the horrific ordeal to the police, and treats it as if it was nothing. All with a smile on her face.
- Deputy Stan's hunting party proving incompetence, which results in Stan getting shot in the arm by his own team.
- When Brad is incognito as the Chupacabra, he gets shot by Miguel. All the while, Miguel is talking with Brad's daughter Anna over the radio, who encourages Miguel to keep shooting.
- Cool Big Sister: Anna seems to have an Annoying Younger Sibling, but she's actually pretty playful about it.
- Death by Sex: The chupacabra's first human victims are a couple where spending an evening in the field.
- Subverted with Jill, who lives through the movie.
- Dumb Blonde: Jill.
- Fatal Scholarship: Anna's friend Rosie spends the movie waiting for and talking about her scholarship, and eventually gets it. She dies in the climax.
- Hate Sink: Anna's parents Brad and Carol are real pieces of work. Part of the founding family of Furlough, they're more concerned about their status, and their disdain for the Hispanic citizens in their town, than they are about the chupacabra attacks. Carol is constantly heckling Brad about their lack of wealth, despite them being well off all things considered; Brad takes advantage of the chupacabra attacks for his plan to kill Anna's boyfriend Miguel, simply because he's Mexican-American. They two also half-ass their empathy towards Brad's traumatized uncle when his son is killed by the chupacabra, with Carol making it a matter of inheritance. This makes Brad getting shot by Miguel (at Anna's encouragement no less) and being mauled by the chupacabra all the more amusing to watch.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Brad spends the movie planning to kill Miguel, Anna's boyfriend, and prepares a coyote skin suit to carry out the deed. When he attempts to take this plan into action, he is mistaken for the Chupacabra and shot by Miguel (with Anna encouraging him over the radio no less). When he flees, the blood and coyote skin attracts the Chupacabra, which mauls him.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Brad and a number of the townsfolk are prejudiced against Mexicans living in their town. Brad is especially irate over his daughter dating Miguel due to his ethnicity, and resolves to kill him.
- Overprotective Dad: Brad, who actually tries to go through with his threat to kill his daughter's boyfriend.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: Jill, who dresses rather immodestly while she and Anna are planning to hunt the chupacabra and during the climax, she tries to distract it by flashing it.