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Needed More Monsters and Less Talk
** (out of 4)
Police Captain Bosch (Christopher Curry) begins to investigate the disappearance of his wife and soon realizes that even more people are missing. Soon he teams up with a photographer (John Heard) and a soup kitchen owner (Daniel Stern) and the trio try to uncover what is behind all the people disappearing.
C.H.U.D. has become a cult favorite over the years thanks in large part to its effective poster and the fact that it has a pretty nice cast who would go on to become well known. For me the film is a decent “B” picture but nothing more as there’s really not anything too special here. Fans of the low-rent 80’s horror movies will probably want to check it out but the film should’ve been much better than it actually is.
The problem I have with the film is that so much of the action takes place off the screen. We know what the monsters are doing yet we never really see any of it for the first hour as they are kept off screen with the viewer only getting a couple brief looks at their arms. This here was probably done because of the budget but there’s just not enough attacks going on to keep you entertained. I’d also argue that there’s no suspense or tension to be found anywhere and it certainly doesn’t help that it’s dragged out for 96-minutes.
The cast is certainly a lot better than the actual material. Curry makes for a good lead and I thought he gave a good performance. Future HOME ALONE stars Heard and Stern are both entertaining here and you’ll want to keep you eyes open for a young John Goodman. The monsters, once we do finally see them, look pretty good but sadly their appearance happens way too late into the picture.
The sewers just got a bit worse…
“C.H.U.D.” was the very first horror movie I ever saw and I dare say it is the reason why I am into horror movies the day today. I remember seeing “C.H.U.D.” back in the mid-80’s, when I was about 10 years old or so, on VHS at my friend’s place. And I remember, still to the day today, the creepy fingers and the glowing eyes of the C.H.U.D.s. Yeah, this movie really stuck with me.
I had the fortunate luck to revisit “C.H.U.D.” again, now 25 years later give or take, and it was a sweet trip down memory lane. First of all, because I was able to remember things from the movie from way back then, and to see how much impact this movie actually had in my future choice of movie genre and preferences.
The story told in “C.H.U.D.” is easy to follow and have some good elements to it. There are strange disappearances and murders happening in New York and the police is without a clue. Then some locals take an interest in the events and venture underneath the city, where they stumble upon government secrets and mutation beings.
Now, looking back to when the movie was made, I would say that the creature effects were actually quite good. Of course, with todays standard they are primitive and out of date. But I remember them being seriously scary back in the mid-80’s. Actually, my friend and me were somewhat scared of getting too close to manhole covers a couple of days after seeing the movie. Haha…
The music score in the movie bears typical tones of 80’s horror music. It is symphonic in a way and always leading up to the scares. And it does work well. Without such music, movies would be less interesting.
I was actually surprised to see the faces of some of the cast in the movie, now that I am older and more wise in the history of cinema and movies. John Goodman and Jay Thomas were actually in this movie, as cops visiting a diner. Patricia Richardson (from “Home Improvement”) was actually in the movie as well. Plus, the lead roles were played by John Heard and Daniel Stern, all names that sit well with me today. So the cast list was actually quite good.
I liked “C.H.U.D.” back then and I still like it. Of course it is not all that scary by today’s standards, but still it is a good horror movie in itself. Plus, it has a special place in my memory, as it lead me down the path of horror and scary movies. If you haven’t seen “C.H.U.D.” yet, do yourself the favor and get your hands (or claws) on the DVD and see this wonderful 80’s horror gem.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min), 1 hr 36 min (96 min) (director’s cut) (USA)
Genre Horror, Sci-Fi
Director Douglas Cheek
Writer Parnell Hall (screenplay), Shepard Abbott (story)
Actors John Heard, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry, Kim Greist
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination.
Production Company New World Pictures
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex
Laboratory TVC Laboratories, New York (NY), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm