C.H.U.D. (1984 U.S.) D: DOUGLAS CHEEK W: DARNELL HALL/SHEPARD ABBOTT P: ANDREW BONIME/LARRY ABRAMS
This seems to have improved with age. Cannibalistic Humanoid Undergroud Dwellers are the result of homeless people exposed to toxic waste illegaly stowed in the sewers of the city (NYC). Photojournalist John Heard and soup kitchener Daniel Stern are the unlikely heroes. It benefits from better acting and more interesting characters than your usual monster movie, and i like that it takes itself seriously. But it`s a tad too slowly paced, and the weak ending features no monsters. But when FX are seen, they are excellent. With Kim Greist, Ray Bker, Graham Beckel, Jay Thomas, Frankie Faison, Jon Polito, Bill Raymond, Kelly Nichols and John Goodman. Ed French did some of the FX (and was working for Tim Kincaid around the same time). A sequel followed. Check out DEATH LINE for the definitive underground cannibal horror.

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