“Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground…Democrat?”

Get out the Geiger counter, because C.H.U.D. is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Review in a Nutshell:  A cheesy horror film from the early eighties, C.H.U.D. succeeds thanks to solid performances from the cast, strong editing, and a psychologically-oppressive atmosphere.  The rubber monster suits help, too.

This movie contains:

Crazy Homeless People.

Grumpy Frumpy Face.

The mutation makes your eyes all glowy…


Producer Andrew Bonime’s response to the C.H.U.D. DVD commentary can be found here.


  1. vichussmith says:

    Why is google reader full of fail when it comes to your images? I wish I could find out.

  2. gooberzilla says:

    Google reader is full of fail when it comes to my images because unscrupulous Russian torrent sites were hotlinking them to advertise pirated movies. I disabled hotlinking to discourage that behavior.

  3. James Leung says:

    One of my all time favorite movies. Set in my beloved New York City. You and MOM should come here so that I could mutate you and make your eyes glow.

  4. Charles says:

    National Aeronautics and Space ADMINISTRATION. 🙂

  5. Laura says:

    Great episode, the drama behind the making of it just seems to make it better.

    Paul, give yourself a plug for Cogswell Pepperbox’s cameo on Destroy All Podcasts!

  6. Chris (HC) says:

    I bought this DVD last time Deepdiscount had their famous 25% off sale and still haven’t watched it yet. Hearing what you had to say about it has pushed it near the top of my watch list.

    Good Stuff!

  7. Young Freud says:

    If you’re interested in “the city as an urban area” like C.H.U.D. and Alligator, you should check out Wolfen.

    The thing about the homeless people is something that get’s brought up in Frank Miller’s “Give Me Liberty”, when the Reagan-like president has had all the public asylums closed and all these insane people are thrown out (and occassionally euthanized by the manaic Surgeon General’s task force).

    There was a sequel to this, called “C.H.U.D. 2: Bud the Chud”. The Chuds in that movie were more like the “NotLD” zombies, but I don’t think it really followed this movie that well.

    Also, no references to “The City of New York versus Homer Simpson”?

  8. vichussmith says:

    Aren’t cities urban areas?

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