C.H.U.D. (1984)


The movie C.H.U.D. (1984) is a horror film directed by Douglas Cheek. The story follows a group of people in New York City who are investigating the disappearance of several homeless people. They soon discover that the missing people have been taken by a group of cannibalistic humanoid underground dwellers (C.H.U.D.s) who live in the city’s sewer system.

The main characters in the movie include George Cooper, a photographer, and A.J. Shepherd, a model. They team up to investigate the disappearances and soon find themselves in danger as they come face to face with the C.H.U.D.s. The movie also features a police captain, Bosch, who is initially skeptical of the C.H.U.D. threat but eventually comes around to the idea that they are real.


  • John Heard as George Cooper
  • Daniel Stern as A.J. Shepherd
  • Christopher Curry as Captain Bosch
  • J.C. Quinn as Styles
  • Kim Greist as Lauren Daniels


The movie C.H.U.D. (1984) was released on September 1, 1984. The film was directed by Douglas Cheek and produced by Andrew Bonime. The screenplay was written by Parnell Hall, and the story was by Shepard Abbott. The movie’s cinematography was by Peter Stein, and the music was by David A. Hughes. The film was edited by Claire Simpson.

The movie’s title, C.H.U.D., stands for cannibalistic humanoid underground dwellers. The film’s advertising campaign featured the tagline “They’re not staying down there, anymore!” The movie was shot on location in New York City, and the city’s homeless population was used as extras in several scenes.



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