A sinister subterranean terror has overtaken New York City as mutant monsters escape the sewers in search of food! Photojournalist George Cooper and a crackpot soup chef uncover the horrifying secret that is transforming the city's homeless into Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers, but the government will stop at nothing to keep the conspiracy hidden! John Heard and Daniel Stern headline the 1984 cult-classic C.H.U.D., one of several horror films that attempted to tackle the growing environmental concerns of the time. Although it has all of the trappings of a bad monster movie, C.H.U.D. rises above the average schlock thanks to its entertaining performances and terrifying creature designs. The razor-toothed, glowing-eyed mutants provide plenty of shocks on screen, but the real villains are the political figureheads calling the shots behind the scenes. George Martin plays the perfect government goon as he stands up against Daniel Stern's scathing accusations. Director Douglas Cheek takes full advantage of the film's subterranean setting, creating an ominous mood throughout the cramped, dimly lit tunnels as he sets the scene for many unexpected scares. C.H.U.D. is not without its cheesy moments, but that doesn't make it any less enjoyable as a creepy late night monster movie!
Movies like C.H.U.D.:
ALLIGATOR, PROPHECY, RAW MEAT, IT'S ALIVE, THE DARK, WOLFEN, THE BEING, NEON MANIACS.