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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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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 Baker)

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)
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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 .... production manager
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
Teri Kane .... outside props
Shauna Kellin .... scenic painter
John MacLeod .... storyboard artist
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
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
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
 
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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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)

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Trivia:
This film features a total of 3 actors who would later go on to play roles in the Home Alone series.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:N-R-C. You know what this is? This thing detects accumulated radiation. They wear these things in nuclear power plants.
Captain Bosch:How do you know that?
A.J. 'The Reverend' Shepherd:I used to be a nuclear physicist...
[Bosch looks at him incredulously]
A.J. 'The Reverend' Shepherd:I saw it on TV.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The sewers just got a bit worse..., 17 February 2011
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

"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.

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