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C.H.U.D. II (1989)

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Movie Info

Originally conceived as a Return of the Living Dead sequel and later inexplicably re-titled (despite the highly questionable marketing value of a C.H.U.D. franchise) this clunky attempt at a horror satire involves a pair of teenage do-nothings who abscond from a military base with a corpse who turns out to be a zombie, the by-product of a backfired military experiment. Despite the C.H.U.D. (Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller) references, Bud (Gerrit Graham) is really a zombie of the George Romero variety, chomping down on human flesh and spreading the virulent zombie plague to those unfortunate enough to be onscreen long enough. Eye-rolling Graham is fun to watch, as always, and Robert Vaughn puts in a goofy performance as a rabidly gung-ho general, but they provide scarce gems of humor in a morass of reconstituted horror plot elements and lame jokes. The end product is more C.R.U.D. than C.H.U.D.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Comedy , Horror
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 limited
Runtime:
Studio:
Lightning Pictures

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Cast

Gerrit Graham
as Bud the Chud
Robert Vaughn
as Masters
Larry Cedar
as Graves
Larry Linville
as Dr. Jewell
Jack Riley
as Wade
Sandra Kerns
as Melissa
Norman Fell
as Tyler
June Lockhart
as Gracie
Clive Revill
as Dr. Kellaway
Priscilla Pointer
as Dr. Berllin
Rich Hall
as Stan
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Critic Reviews for C.H.U.D. II

All Critics (1)

Really shouldn't exist beyond a bad memory of eighties horror.

Full Review… | November 17, 2012
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for C.H.U.D. II

½

Does what many 80's horrors have done before it: Takes a serious film, and the cheeses it up hardcore in the sequel. Sometimes, the comedy works and you get things like Dead By Dawn. Sometimes, it doesn't, and you get this garbage.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

Super Reviewer

While the first CHUD was a fun, entertaining horror comedy, this sequel just doesn't retain that vibe, and it ends up being a mediocre film that will surely disappoint fans looking for effective comedy horror material. Stick with the original, as this one is a missed opportunity. The film isn't awful, but it most certainly never is anything worth seeing, and investing your time in such a film. Overall, the film has a lacking script, with poorly constructed dialogue and it's really tongue in cheek stuff as well. I'm all up for a fun, entertaining horror comedy, but that's if it's done right, and since this is a sequel, it seems tiresome, uninteresting and pretty pointless overall. Don't go into this one expecting a fun film like the original. The film has glimpses of what made the original work, but it gets lost due to lazy performances and lack of a truly engaging script. I really wanted to enjoy this film, but I found it hard to get into, and fans of the original will surely be disappointed by this one. CHUD 2 is not awful, but it never takes either and it could have been far better because it had the potential of being a great movie. This film just falls flat, and never is memorable, funny or worth seeing. Stick with the original film, and don't bother with tone, as it feels strained and tries too hard at outdoing the original, which is a big mistake for almost every other sequel. This one could have been good fun if the script would have been better and the performances slightly better. Unfortunately it ends up being a mediocre affair, not worth checking out.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

An absolute abomination of a sequel to a far superior film and is quite possibly the worst sequel EVER made even giving a piece of shite like Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 a run for the money. Rumor has it that this was originally supposed to be Return of the Living Dead 3 which makes for a true lose-lose situation.

A.D. Villarreal
A.D. Villarreal

Super Reviewer

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