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C.H.U.D.

Can an old-fashioned monster movie still work in the 1980s? The dedicated cast for this overachieving chiller takes its story of ‘Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers’ in directions most punk-era horrors do not.

C.H.U.D.

Blu-ray

Arrow Video (U.S.)

1984 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 96 + 88 min. / Street Date November 22, 2016 / Available from Amazon Us 39.99

Starring John Heard, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry, Kim Greist, Eddie Jones, Ruth Maleczech, J.C. Quinn, John Ramsey, George Martin, John Bedford Lloyd, Frankie Faison, John Goodman, Hallie Foote, Jon Polito.

Cinematography Peter Stein

Editor Claire Simpson

Makeup Effects John Caglione Jr.

Original Music David A. Hughes

Written by Parnell Hall, Shepard Abbott

Produced by Andrew Bonime

Directed by Douglas Cheek

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

How does the monster show C.H.U.D. rate in the general parade of 1980s horror features? I don’t know — I spent the ’80s avoiding those pictures. A few years earlier at the New Beverly, Sherman Torgan
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Maximum Overdrive (1986) Review

Reviewed by Kevin Scott, MoreHorror.com

Maximum Overdrive (1986)

Written by: Stephen King

Directed by: Stephen King

Cast: Emilio Estevez (Bill), Pat Hingle (Bubba), Laura Harrington (Brett), Yeardley Smith (Connie), John Short (Curtis), J.C. Quinn (Duncan Keller), Holter Graham (Deke Keller), Frankie Faison (Handy)

Alright, I know that I probably can’t tell you anything new about this one, but sometimes I feel like I need to defend it as a wonderful and random anomaly that will probably never happen again. Stephen King as a director? AC/DC doing the complete score? Man, that sounds like horror/rock and roll heaven! In a way, it was. Once again, I do have some nostalgia for this film. It was the humble beginnings of one of my favorite cities, Wilmington, Nc becoming a prolific film town. This film was made by Deg films along with a couple of other King adaptations like “Cat
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Never-Before-Seen Alien Video from The Abyss

Makeup effects specialist Steve Johnson has dug into his archives once more with another never-before-seen video of the underwater alien puppets in James Cameron's The Abyss. Take a look at this video from io9 below, which also features commentary from Steve Johnson describing the huge task behind designing these creatures.

Click to watch Never-Before-Seen Footage of the Alien Puppets in James Cameron's The Abyss!

We have showcased Steve Johnson's work in the past, with the unused animatronic video from Ang Lee's Hulk and photos of the Superman costume for the scrapped Tim Burton movie, Superman Lives.

It seems someone has caught on that movie fans enjoy watching this material because Eon Entertainment is producing an upcoming DVD entitled Back Into the Abyss, which will chronicle Steve Johnson's career in the makeup effects business. The clip you watched above is from that two-disc DVD set, which will
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