Sunday, February 6, 2011


***DISCLAIMER*** The following review is entirely my opinion. If you comment (which I encourage you to do) be respectful. If you don't agree with my opinion, that's fine. To each their own. I am just sharing my opinions and perspective. Finally, the reviews are given on a scale of 1-5. 1, of course, being terrible. 2, being not great. 3, being okay. 4, being good and 5, being epic!

C.H.U.D. - 3 out of 5

No, C.H.U.D. isn't an acronym for some strange new sex act or fetish. Rather C.H.U.D. is a 1984 horror film that stands for Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller and, once you know this, you pretty much know exactly where the story is going.

Not many surprises or breakthroughs in this movie (unless you count seeing a young John Goodman in it). The story and plot offer nothing we really haven't seen in monster-based horror films and even the acting is only passable (surprising because it has one half of the Wet Bandits and Kevin Arnold's internal monologue; Daniel Stern). But this movie is one of those unintentionally funny 80's movies. The special effects are lame, the underground dwelling monsters really aren't that scary and their puppet faces don't work very well. Even more amusing is the complete lack of closure the film offers.

C.H.U.D. is in no way a good movie but it's not bad either. There's a certain, undefinable charm this movie has that makes it entertaining to watch. The movie will make you laugh with the cheesiness of it all but it's never so bad that it is unwatchable. It's entertaining and it's a great movie to watch with some good buds.

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