John's Review of C.H.U.D. (Chud)
This infamous 80's monster flick about underground mutant monsters has a script right out of the 50's drive-in craze. This one is thoroughly eighties though, on the soundtrack, and in the characters. A then-unknown Daniel Stern runs a soup kitchen and contacts the police when all of his "underground" customers stop showing up. Sure enough, it turns out the whole sewer system is overrun with Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers - CHUD. This is a fairly safe but entertaining flick with a quick pace. The monster effects are pretty cool - particularly the glowing eyes which look extra creepy in the darkness. Everything is taking pretty seriously, so you'll have to be able to laugh even if the movie doesn't know it's being funny. During the last 10 minutes there is a car explosion that makes the top of the list of "why the hell did that blow up?" - watch for it. Though this film's concept is probably why it's remembered, it's not badly made and it ends being a pretty fun cheesy 80's horror.