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Title:   C.H.U.D.
Director:   Douglas Cheek
Year:   1984
Genre:   Horror
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   08.12.05

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Date Viewed Venue Note
08.12.05Netflix Canniballistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers. What else needs to be said?

I guess I've been giving 80s movies a hard time on here recently so I decided to see a movie made in the 80s that is really pretty bad but I love it anyway. C.H.U.D. yes.... the movie doesn't even have to be good with a title like that. Well, the title and the great opening shot with the woman walking her dog in the middle of the night in the middle of the street, dropping her purse or whatever next to a manhole, and having some rubbery toxified hand grab her. Classic stuff. Also, i remember around this time that toxic slime was like IT. Three Mile Island happened somewhere near this time so there was all sorts of stuff in the news about radioactive waste and stuff, then they found some strange DNA toxic stuff in the sewers or something and it all spruned movies like this and Toxic Avenger and Return of the Living Dead part two not to mention that great scene in Robocop... so toxic waste was the stuff to have at this point... i think they also made a movie about crocodiles that grew to abnormal size in the sewers as well or something... so this really fits into its place in time.

seeing it again, there are some actual actors here in early roles. It's got a few choice gore moments but mostly it's just about saying CHUD a lot while watching. Waiting for the CHUD to break through... watching bums CHUDify or get CHUDded to death. The commentary on the DVD is also hilarious, laughing with the cast and crew but also learning bits and pieces about the fiasco this movie has gone through in various forms of release. Such is the life of a low-budget genre picture i guess...
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