The story begins with the earliest reported sightings of the Chupacabra in the American Southwest in mid 1990s, then weaves its trail of blood-sucking destruction into the folktales of Mexico and Puerto Rico. Part vampire, part animal, part alien, the Chupacabra is blamed for the slaughter of countless animals-and humans-throughout the region.
While the Chupacabra seemed to come suddenly on the scene from out of nowhere, it would not be the first time that the collective consciousness of humanity's wildest imaginings breathed life into a myth, giving it flesh and blood and deadly purpose...
And now that we've created it, can anything stop its modern day reign of terror?
"Regardless of our heritage or economic background, fear is something we all have in common. Christopher Treagus shows us once again that believing is seeing, seeing is believing-and THAT can create a deadly reality." -Catherine Russell, author, The Stage and Exit Stage Left
"Treagus weaves a tale of terror, integrating mythology and the archetypal battle of darkness versus light along with the richness of the Mexican culture. Building a Better Monster is hard to put down and will leave you checking the shadows before you turn out the light." - Val Muller, author, The Scarred Letter