Despite being considered a genre punchline, those with knowledge can attest to the fact that 1984’s C.H.U.D. is an incredible film, a combination of police procedural, social comedy, and creature horror unlike anything else. The film’s sequel, 1989’s C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D.—not so much. Still, the film has amassed a sizable cult following in recent years, even sparking remake rumors.
While a C.H.U.D. reboot isn’t on anyone’s radar, a new anthology is about to drop that will take fans back to the tunnels beneath Manhattan: C.H.U.D. Lives! comes courtesy of Crystal Lake Publishing. Check out the synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: “The stories in this anthology expand the world created by the film and add depth to the C.H.U.D. universe like never before. From stories of apocalyptic horror and all-out monster action to tales of underground parties interrupted by uninvited guests and evening strolls that end in death, this anthology will leave you both smiling and breathless. Relive the fear as these original stories take you beyond the movie to events that occurred before, during, and after the scenes, we remember so well.”
“C.H.U.D. Lives!, with an introduction by David Drake and compiled by Eric S. Brown, also features in-depth interviews with the movie’s producer, Andrew Bonime, its screenwriter, Parnell Hall, and never before seen behind-the-scenes photos from the classic 80s horror film.”
You can pre-order your copy of C.H.U.D. Lives!, HERE. And you can check out the trailer and synopsis for C.H.U.D. (which stands for Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers) below.
Official Synopsis: Photographer George Cooper (John Heard) is documenting the lives of subterranean homeless people, a population that has mysteriously dwindled. After receiving information from a reporter, George becomes aware of a conspiracy theory about cannibalistic monsters lurking in the sewers. He teams up with the reporter, a policeman (Christopher Curry) and a priest (Daniel Stern) to fight two battles: one against the cannibals and the other against a corrupt government official.
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