Sunday, July 31, 2011
C.H.U.D. II - BUD THE C.H.U.D.
C.H.U.D.II - BUD THE C.H.U.D. (1989)
Directed by David Irving
Gerrit Graham - Bud the C.H.U.D./ Bud Oliver
Brian Williams - Steve Williams
Bill Calvert - Kevin
A military experiment to create a race of super-warriors go awry, and legions of murderous zombies are unleashed upon a suburban neighborhood.
So while I was finishing up the review for Book Of Blood, I wanted to watch something but yet didn't want to put in a DVD. Yeah, I was feeling lazy. So I decided to turn on Fear.net on on-demand and see what all was there this month. Well, that's when I found this movie.
Well usually I start out the reviews by going in on the actors, but with this one it's almost impossible to find out where to start. The leads of the movie are supposed to be teenagers but they out more like 10 year olds that are on crack for most of the movie. If you want to know the level of the acting here, one of the main stars is Brian Robbins of the TV show Head of the Class. One of the indicator that I use if a movie is going to be bad and it's from the 80's is if Robert Vaughn is in it. He is so bad in this movie, I really can not describe it. Seriously, I do not have the words. Okay, well how about: abhorrent, ungodly, horrendous, horrid, reprehensible. I think you get the point. The other actors aren't much better either. I mean what does it say about a movie where a zombie dog acts rings around everyone else.
As for the story, it basically involves the military cancelling the Contamination Hazard Urban Disposal program. That's right. It doesn't even stand for Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers. That's how far off the story is from the original movie. It doesn't get much better after finding that out. It has no mutants what so ever. In its place we get really bad zombies that like to play with their food and talk and spout really bad one liners throughout. Even though they are zombies their main goal is to find the female lead so where Bud can try to start a relationship with her. Though I will admit Bud giving Katie his dead heart was kinda interesting. Yet this was ruined by the usual banter of the actors right afterwards.
The whole set up of the movie was just bad to begin with and pretty much got worse from there. The one shining point in the movie was the zombie dog I mentioned earlier. The direction to the filmography was just lousy as was the script of what there was of it. Instead of being a horror movie, though it does try to be one, it turns into a comedy once Robert Vaughn starts talking. The characters are so oblivious to whats is happening around them you wish they would die. Yet the one saving grace for this movie, though it doesn't save it very much, is that the movie is so bad, you start to laugh at all the idiotic happenings and insipid dialogue choices. If you're looking for something to lighten the mood this is a good choice, not if you're expecting a full on horror movie.
Sorry, not one death is shown on screen in this movie. So here's a picture of a C.H.U.D. with a Bunsen Burner through his head.
Trust me, not one line is good in this movie.
A poster for the film, Malcolm, can be seen hanging on the wall of Steve's room.
Ricky and Stephanie, this is a perfect movie for Bad Movie Night, hands down.
Look for an uncredited appearance by Robert Englund.
Director David Irving is the older brother of actresses Amy Irving and Katie Irving.