Chupacabras don’t have the same name recognition as, say, Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster, but I’d argue that they’re much scarier and menacing than either of those oft-mentioned cryptids. If you’re unaware, chupacabras are mythological creatures found in the Americas that look reptilian (or like wild dogs) and go around sucking blood from livestock. Yeah, they’re weird little vampires that get high on cow blood. Yuck.
Matt Hayward hasn’t run into a chupacabra himself (he’s not a believer), but these bloodsucking creatures did make an impact on him nonetheless—made possible by a chance viewing of a low-budget ’90s documentary.