Long before the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were inhabiting the sewers of NY, the Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers (C.H.U.D.) were walking under the city. There are plenty of actors you will probably recognize in this 80′s horror flick. John Heard plays a photographer & Daniel Stern runs a local soup kitchen. Just by looking at the movie poster & reading the taglines, you should get some idea of what kind of film is in store for you.
The plot is a pretty simple one. Disappearances start occurring more frequently in The Big Apple. A police captain’s wife goes missing and he becomes determined to find out what is happening in the streets of New York City. It’s pretty obvious just from the film’s artwork that the C.H.U.D. are wrecking all the havoc in NY.
The 1st time I viewed this I found it a tad too cheesy, but I still enjoyed it & had a few laughs in the process. After recently watching it again, I enjoyed it a little more this time around. The movie is still cheesy at times, but with a title like ‘C.H.U.D.’, what can you really expect? The script has it’s problems & the scenes that show the C.H.U.D. monsters are done in a typical 80′s horror fashion. I can’t imagine anyone watching this and actually being scared.
The acting is actually pretty decent for a B-movie type of script like this one. I do recommend giving this film a try if you’ve never seen it. It isn’t the best horror flick out there, but if you are looking for a campy horror film & fun viewing experience, go ahead & give C.H.U.D. a try.