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The Stuff (1985)

Horror | 93 minutes
2,99 107 votes

Genre: Horror / Comedy

Duration: 93 minuten

Country: United States

Directed by: Larry Cohen

Stars: Michael Moriarty, Danny Aiello and Paul Sorvino

IMDb score: 5,9 (17.987)

Releasedate: 14 June 1985

The Stuff plot

"Are you eating it... or is it eating you?"

Two men discover a crack in the earth from which a strange green substance emerges. The men taste it and decide to market it because the stuff tastes delicious. The whole of America is soon under the spell of a new dessert, also called 'The Stuff'. The unsuspecting gourmands don't know, however, that the stuff causes their brains to die and the eater into a zombie.

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Nicole Kendall

'Chocolate Chip' Charlie W. Hobbs

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avatar van Filmkriebel


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Very good. You can't ignore the satire against industrial food and junk food and the film succeeds wonderfully in that. "The Stuff" is a tasty product that makes people addicted, but nobody knows what's in it. Ex-FBI Moe investigates and discovers that the stuff does pose a threat to public health. Moriarty is cool as the detective and in addition to plenty of action and humor, you also get a few horror scenes, of which the one at the end with Chocolate Charlie takes the cake. Enjoyed it immensely but this film is primarily a satire/comedy and not a horror.

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avatar van Chainsaw


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Extremely funny horror comedy, where the comedy comes more from absurdist situations than one wants to be funny at all costs. In fact, the film takes itself seriously in a good way, making the over the top - almost Troma-esque - scenes extra comical. The film feels very similar to Halloween III: Season of the Witch in tone, but also in script. But with yogurt. It could have been a little tighter - 80 minutes is still a perfect running time for this kind of film - but luckily there are enough memorable scenes and grotesque visuals to keep your attention.

3.5 stars.

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avatar van ibendb


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A satire of American consumer society. Nothing innovative but can still be fun if the execution is right. Unfortunately, it was too thick here and it all collapses quickly. Mystery nil, comedy almost absent and tension nowhere to be found. This was a long one.


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