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C.H.U.D. - 2 Slimes
Rated R
Copyright 1984 New World Pictures.
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • George Cooper - Photographer who has been doing work involving bums.
  • Lauren - George's girlfriend, she has a pimple on her butt.
  • Capt Bosch - Policeman, his wife is the first we see munched. We never see him drinking. (Cops always drink in bad movies remember?)
  • Reverend - Daniel Stern! Guy who runs a soup kitchen, he has some cool hair.
  • Murphy - Freelance reporter out to get a story, the only thing he does get is munched.
  • Wilson - Corrupt director for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Reverend shoots him.
  • C.H.U.D. - Bums who have been mutated by toxic waste into Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers.

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The Plot: 

Always suspected there was something funny about New York City and this film proves it. Capt Bosch is being forced by the police commissioner and others to cover up disappearences while the situation grows worse. Between the information Reverend, George, and Murphy gather the plot does thicken, into what I have no idea but it does thicken. We don't get to see the monsters very often which is pretty annoying, we didn't even get to see the diner attack, only the results. I do applaud this film for killing off the reporter though, if they had done in the photographer I might worship it. Ever wonder why the heavily armed and trained police never make it through but a chunky reporter does? (Me too.) The plot muddles around for a long time on Reverend and George running from C.H.U.D. in the sewers before wrapping up with a natural gas explosion. But it doesn't end there, we get to see John Goodman as a cop when C.H.U.D. attack a diner - and the movie ends! Though watching the monsters eat him would have made the film ten minutes longer, not a little man.

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • Stay way clear of manhole covers.
  • Women are much less attractive when they are talking about a pimple on their ass.
  • Girls - Never turn turn your head abruptly when someone is applying lipstick to you.
  • When you know the sewer is being flooded with natural gas don't go down there. Darwin didn't figure on New Yorkers...
  • There is nuclear waste buried under New York City.
  • The New York City Police Department has flamethrowers.
  • When investigating a sewer for monsters make sure you have a good flashlight.
  • Screaming out your window for help in New York City is likely to bring more insults than succor.
  • Cops leave their cars unlocked with keys in the ignition.

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 3 mins - Yes lovely, we get to watch a street sweeper for two minutes straight... ...oh, oh wait! Suck up the pigeon! Hit the gas and get the pigeon! Please, oh please... (it flew away) ...stupid bird.
  • 30 mins - Some strange roaring going on in the sewers and you fools aren't running.
  • 42 mins - Yeah, what does C.H.U.D. stand for?
  • 43 mins - That guy just ate Reverend's quarter! He took it out of the pay phone and ate it! Wait, that's really not very threatening.
  • 54 mins - So this guy was just carrying around a padlock?
  • 60 mins - Now why is this woman going to open the sewer entrance in her basement? Just one of those, "I wonder what treasures are down here..." things?
  • 62 mins - SHOWER SCENE! Pan down! Pan down! Pan down you Communists!
  • 66 mins - Why did the neck elongate?

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

Green Music Note chud1.wav A C.H.U.D. roaring.
Green Music Note chud2.wav Policeman: "She says some monster came out of the sewer and ate her grandfather."
Green Music Note chud3.wav Murphy: "You figure it out! You may not know it but there's NRC men crawling all over this God damned city. Something's gone wrong and it's so bad nobody wants to talk about it. The cops are going nuts trying to figure out why a bag lady wants a handgun!"
Green Music Note chud4.wav Wilson: "Two gas company guys just found it, a Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller, a C.H.U.D."

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Video Clipchud1.mpg - 2.3m
I've been trying to figure out what environmental advantage having a long neck would be in New York City, especially when women are armed with swords...

C.H.U.D., we hardly knew thee.

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Reply #1. Posted on November 19, 1998, 08:02:55 PM by David Emery
I didn't care much for this movie...not enough gore action, pretty cool prosthetics though. I've always been curious what Daniel Stern would be like if he played a dirty soup kitchen guy...yeah that's pretty much what I pictured.
Reply #2. Posted on November 26, 1998, 09:19:33 AM by jen deacon {}
ugh... this movie was painful to watch.  a lot of it was predictable (i mean, c'mon, even for a b-movie).  bad effects, bad lighting... awful.  i still shake my head everytime i go to the video store and see "C.H.U.D." and "C.H.U.D. II" on the shelf.  
Reply #3. Posted on January 05, 1999, 07:08:47 PM by
Everyone else on this sight seems to think that CHUD sucked, but I liked it, it's one of the best cannibal flicks ever. If you like this you should check out "Parents," my personal fav. cannibal flick. (And if you didn't like it: vice versa).
Reply #4. Posted on March 02, 1999, 01:58:26 PM by Squishy The Squid
The scene at the end, where the cops are attacked at the diner, is talked about by characters half-way through the picture, suggesting some haphazard last-minute editing. This kind of "Whoops! Aw, who cares"-type editing can also be seen in NIGHT OF THE LEPUS (oh, please, burn this film)when a family in a station wagon drives past the hitch-hiking hero about thirty minutes after they were found dead. (Guess the kids were too cute. No they weren't.)
Reply #5. Posted on March 24, 1999, 12:18:21 AM by
I have to say that I was almost dreading watching this movie.  Not only had I heard bad things about it from other people, but I watched C.H.U.D. 2:  Bud the Chud—the horror film that currently holds my “worst of all time” title—less than a week before.  What a difference!  C.H.U.D. is a great film.  There are plenty of scares, thrills, artfully done gore, and the soundtrack works incredibly with the mood of the film.  At times, the atmosphere actually reminded me a bit of Dawn of the Dead.  In my opinion, the campy performances work well, and add to the comic book horror style of the film—a style I’ve always enjoyed.  Don’t let negative reviews stop you from checking out C.H.U.D.  Also don’t let a viewing of Bud the Chud scare you off.  Horror fans of 70s and 80s films by directors such as George Romero and Larry Cohen who can approach C.H.U.D. without preconceptions are bound to enjoy it.

Reply #6. Posted on March 24, 1999, 10:16:21 AM by William
  C.H.U.D. is an awesome movie!  It had some of the coolest monsters ever to apear in film.  I just wish you saw them more often.  The acting was good, too.  Go see CHUD.  You will not regret it.
Reply #7. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by C_Mon_D
Obviously, CHUD is a terrible, terrible 80's B-Movie.
However, it is, in a way, one of the best movies I have ever seen, becuase it's so crappy and B-ish, it just makes you smile. I was overcome with joy when I saw this board- so many people, brought together by CHUD's.
PS- Can't wait to see if CHUD 3 is produced!!!
Reply #8. Posted on August 17, 1999, 12:17:57 PM by
I saw this film both on regular TV and on video.  On regular TV, the John Goodman restaurant scene is in the middle of the film. There is a little more footage to that scene where Goodman's character and his cop buddy sexually harass the waitress before becoming CHUD fodder.
  On another note, I thought CHUD was another example of an intriguing premise that was executed in a less-than-desirable manner.  Some of the script was not very creative and the editing was poor.  However, I thought it was smart to limit the shots of the monsters (a la "Alien") and I enjoyed watching John Heard and Daniel Stern in types of roles that they never played again in future movies.  The music was pretty cool, too.  CHUD isn't great, but I still enjoy watching it once in a blue moon!
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