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Director:
Writers:
Parnell Hall (screenplay)
Shepard Abbott (story)
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Release Date:
31 August 1984 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Ugly. Slobbering. Ferocious. Carnivorous. See more »
Plot:
A bizarre series of murders in New York City seems to point toward the existence of a race of mutant cannibals living under the streets. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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(18 articles)
User Reviews:
Great cast smothered by marginal material. See more (83 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Heard ... George Cooper

Daniel Stern ... A.J. 'The Reverend' Shepherd

Christopher Curry ... Captain Bosch

Kim Greist ... Lauren Daniels
Laure Mattos ... Flora Bosch
Brenda Currin ... Francine the Landlady
Justin Hall ... Justin
Michael O'Hare ... Fuller
Cordis Heard ... Officer Sanderson

Vic Polizos ... Hays

Eddie Jones ... Chief O'Brien

Sam McMurray ... Officer Crespi
Frank Adu ... Interrogation Cop
Ruth Maleczech ... Mrs. Monroe
J.C. Quinn ... Murphy

Patricia Richardson ... Ad Woman

Ray Baker ... Ad Man (as Raymond Baker)
Beverly Bentley ... Doris

Graham Beckel ... Val
Gene O'Neill ... Jackson
Rocco Siclari ... Hugo

Bill Raymond ... Victor (as William Joseph Raymond)

Peter Michael Goetz ... Gramps
Shana Lee Farrell ... Cindy
John Ramsey ... Commissioner
George Martin ... Wilson

John Bedford Lloyd ... Shadow Man (as John Bedford-Lloyd)
Henry Yuk ... Coroner
Robert Toupin ... Benson

Frankie Faison ... Sgt. Parker (as Frankie R. Faison)

Ivar Brogger ... Gooney NRC Man
Parnell Hall ... Judson

John Goodman ... Cop in Diner

Jay Thomas ... Cop in Diner
Hallie Foote ... Waitress

Jon Polito ... Newscaster
Mark Mikulski ... Cop at Wrecked Diner
Lou Leccese ... CHUD
Sanford Clark ... CHUD
James Dudley ... CHUD
Carey Eidel ... CHUD
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dan Campbell ... Frightened Spectator (uncredited)
Kelly Nichols ... Frightened Specator (uncredited)
Jan Saint ... Bum in the Street (uncredited)

Directed by
Douglas Cheek 
 
Writing credits
Parnell Hall (screenplay)

Shepard Abbott (story)

Christopher Curry  uncredited
Daniel Stern  uncredited

Produced by
Larry Abrams .... executive producer
Andrew Bonime .... producer
Thomas H. Field .... associate producer: Bonime Associates
Alfonso Tafoya .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
David A. Hughes  (as Cooper Hughes)
 
Cinematography by
Peter Stein (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Claire Simpson 
 
Casting by
Bonnie Timmermann 
 
Production Design by
William Bilowit 
 
Art Direction by
Jorge Luis Toro 
 
Costume Design by
Jennifer Lax 
 
Makeup Department
John Caglione Jr. .... special makeup creator: CHUD
Joe Cuervo .... special makeup crew: CHUD
Doug Drexler .... special makeup crew: CHUD
George Engel .... special makeup crew: CHUD
Ed French .... additional special makeup effects artist
Susan Giammusso .... hair stylist
Susan Giammusso .... makeup artist
Kevin Haney .... makeup animatronics
David E. Smith .... special makeup crew: CHUD (as David Smith)
Michael Maddi .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Robert Bordiga .... in charge of production
Jack Briggs .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lewis Gould .... first assistant director
Barbara M. Ravis .... dga trainee (as Barbara Ravis)
Stephen Wertimer .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Leslie Binswanger .... art assistant
William Depaolo .... special prop construction (as William De Paolo)
Dan Duffy .... carpenter
Darryl Ferrucci .... electronic props
Ed Fountain .... construction coordinator
Robert J. Franco .... inside props (as Robert Franco)
John Gohorel .... carpenter
Bruce Lee Gross .... outside props assistant
Teri Kane .... outside props assistant
Shauna Kellin .... scenic painter
John MacLeod .... storyboard artist (as John Mac Leod)
Timothy Main .... carpenter
Sonja Roth .... assistant art director
Barbara J. Taylor .... chief scenic artist (as Barbara Taylor)
Bonnie Taylor .... second inside props
James Wheeler .... art assistant
Kay DiMarco .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jack Higgins .... sound re-recording mixer
Harry Lapham .... additional sound effects
Harry Lapham .... location recordist
Brenda Ray .... boom operator
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (uncredited)
Hal Levinsohn .... sound editor (uncredited)
Lynn Sable .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Steven Kirshoff .... pyrotechnic effects (as Steve Kirshoff)
Matt Vogel .... flamethrower effects (as Matthew Vogel)
 
Stunts
Gene Hartline .... stunt double
Jery Hewitt .... stunt double (as Jerry Hewitt)
Harry Madsen .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Anderson .... second electric
Donald H. Apruzzese .... second assistant camera
Stephen Barrow .... gaffer (as Steve Barrow)
John Berry .... third electric
David M. Dunlap .... first assistant camera (as David Dunlap)
Ian Hartman .... grip assistant
Gary Hildebrand .... fourth electric
John Inwood .... electrics assistant
Tony C. Jannelli .... camera operator (as Tony Jannelli)
Steven Seymour .... video consultant
Andre Sobczak .... third grip
Cecilia Vettraino .... still photographer
Paul Wachter .... best boy grip
Tony Whitman .... dolly grip
Tony Whitman .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Dennis Lee .... extras casting
Nancy Winters .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Taylor Kincaid Cheek .... wardrobe (as Taylor Cheek)
Kathleen McCoy .... wardrobe assistant (as Kathleen Mc Coy)
Susan Money .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Lawrence Mischel .... negative matching
Dennis M. O'Connor .... associate editor (as Dennis O'Connor)
Judy Silberstein .... first assistant editor
Tara Timpone .... second assistant editor
Jim Finn .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Barry Zetlin .... additional film editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Geoff Higgins .... music recording engineer
David A. Hughes .... musician (as Cooper Hughes)
 
Transportation Department
Walter Charleston .... transportation captain
James Fanning .... driver
James Keegan .... generator driver
Howard McMaster .... transportation coordinator (as Howard Mc Master)
 
Other crew
Peter Bernard .... production assistant
Phillip Betz .... caterer (as Phil Betz)
Janice Bloch .... assistant to producer
Susan Booker .... caterer
Tim Boxell .... design concepts: CHUD
Chris Brigham .... location coordinator
Matthew Carlisle .... special production assistant (as Matt Carlisle)
Ziona Feldan .... bookkeeper
Milton Forrest .... production assistant
Dawn Freer .... script supervisor
Susan Hall .... production assistant
Jane Harris .... assistant to director
Kathie Hersch .... production office coordinator
Milton Kahn .... publicist
Linda Kirland .... research
Moira Kirland .... research
Ken Kopro .... location scout
Ted Kurdyla .... location manager
Tony LaMarca .... consultant (as Tony La Marca)
David Larkin .... studio manager
Denise Latella .... production assistant
Jonathan Levy .... production assistant
Joseph M. Litto Jr. .... location coordinator
Karin Litzman .... production assistant (as Karin Litzmann)
Charles M. Lum .... location production assistant (as Charles Lum)
Carla Neary .... production assistant
Howard Rosenberg .... location production assistant
James Selzano .... photo consultant
David Stern .... production assistant
Rhonda Super .... liaison: Bonime Associates (as Rhonda Ann Super)
Steven Tamarin .... physician
Alexander Weill .... production accountant (as Alexander L. Weill)
Barry Yee .... fashion photographs
Gary M. Zuckerbrod .... assistant: casting director (as Gary Zuckerbrod)
Susan Zwerman .... location manager
Brian McMillan .... head animal trainer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
88 min | USA:96 min (director's cut)
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Language:
Color:
Color (TVC)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M (DVD rating) | Australia:R (original rating) | France:-12 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:T (VHS rating) | Spain:13 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:16 (cut version)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Laure Mattos, the movie's first on-screen victim, is the real-life wife of co-star Daniel Stern.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When A.J. 'The Reverend' Shepherd is locked in the sewer by that mysterious stranger, a crew member can be seen in his glasses.See more »
Quotes:
A.J. 'The Reverend' Shepherd:[Shepherd is growing tired of Bosch's evasive answers] It doesnt wash, Bosch.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Tony Hawk's Underground (2003) (VG)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Great cast smothered by marginal material., 18 July 2008
Author: TOMASBBloodhound from Omaha, NE USA

Obviously, one does not put this into the DVD player and expect a masterpiece of horror. But one would hope that it would be a little more gory or a little more fun. The cast is full of actors who have proved themselves over the years. Heck, even John Goodman pops up as a cop in a diner scene who soon becomes CHUD food.

The problems are very numerous with this venture. The writing is incredibly inept. The direction is lacking. The pacing is really off, as well. One of the biggest flaws is with the basic story construction. There are simply too many characters. Kim Greist is nice to look at, and gives maybe the best performance, but her character is really tacked on. She just gives us a pretty face to put in danger. She and John Heard have no chemistry what so ever, and I did not buy them for an instant as a couple. But these kinds of problems are found in some of even the most watchable of horror films. Why are they so noticeable here? The true flaw of CHUD is that it just isn't either scary or exciting. The CHUD monsters, who are homeless people exposed to radiation, look kind of cool. They look kind of like the mutated salmon in Humanoids From the Deep. Only they have glowing yellow eyes! But they don't seem to move fast enough to be a threat to anyone under age 80. Their sharp claws and teeth aren't enough to make them seem formidable. We don't see enough of them in action, either. Only body parts and wounds from their victims. This is a sign of a very low budget. And of course the government, working with big industry types is the culprit. Once the head of the chemical company is killed at the end, the film concludes abruptly and on a high note. As if killing this suit is all that really needed to be done. What about all of the monsters still left in the sewers??? Other than the one beheaded by Ms. Greist, I don't recall seeing any of the others killed! What the heck? This really could have been more exciting. There are not enough funny lines either in the script, but there are a few chuckles. The whole thing is topped off by a putrid synthesizer score. Really it isn't worth more than 3 of 10 stars.

The Hound.

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