Robert Wm. Gomez's

C.H.U.D.

Rating: 
7

More 80s horror catch-up for me. I wasn't sure if this movie was so well known merely for it's clever acronym title or if was legitimately good. I wouldn't call it a classic but it does do several things right. First, the script does a great job in weaving together the various characters' plot lines together. The acting is pretty good and there are many familiar faces in the cast that are mostly known for their work in supporting roles. The concept is pretty stupid and that prevents it from providing authentic scares, but the creature design is good and there is enough gore to keep horror fans satisfied. I have a feeling the dirty-faced look of the homeless people wouldn't fly these days.