C.H.U.D.

Date:
1984
Stars:
John Heard

Daniel Stern

Christopher Curry
Writer:
Parnell Hall
Director:
Douglas Cheek
WRC Score:
3/4
Note: 
First posted in
a different form
on May 13, 2010

C.H.U.D. tells the still relevant story of the problems all major cities have.  Mainly that monsters live beneath the streets and sooner or later they’re going to get tired of being down there and come right on up.  Or pull people down to them for lunch.  Literally.

This is a fun little monster movie.  Decent special effects, decent acting, with all the right notes hit.  Plus the occasional bucking of the cliché.

Sure, there are problems.  For instance, the wrong characters as protagonists.  Then there’s some silliness at the end.  But in the end all that’s moot.  This is a well deserved cult classic. (1.5 points).

I’ve watched this a couple of times since my first pass at reviewing it, and my opinion remains just as high. (1.5 points) I think, given a chance, most fans of the subgenre will find a lot to like here.

Total: 3 points out of a possible 4

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