C.H.U.D. 2: Bud the C.H.U.D. (1989)

Genres - Comedy, Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Horror Comedy  |   Release Date - Sep 27, 1989 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Originally conceived as a Return of the Living Dead sequel and later inexplicably re-titled (despite the highly questionable marketing value of a C.H.U.D. franchise) this clunky attempt at a horror satire involves a pair of teenage do-nothings who abscond from a military base with a corpse who turns out to be a zombie, the by-product of a backfired military experiment. Despite the C.H.U.D. (Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller) references, Bud (Gerrit Graham) is really a zombie of the George Romero variety, chomping down on human flesh and spreading the virulent zombie plague to those unfortunate enough to be onscreen long enough. Eye-rolling Graham is fun to watch, as always, and Robert Vaughn puts in a goofy performance as a rabidly gung-ho general, but they provide scarce gems of humor in a morass of reconstituted horror plot elements and lame jokes. The end product is more C.R.U.D. than C.H.U.D.

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cannibal, death, epidemic, monster, mutant, zombie, corpse, humor