- Mar 03
- THE STUFF: Blu-ray review
- Posted by Deljhp - 03/03/14 at 08:43 PM
Director: Larry Cohen. Review: Adam Wing.
There's a standout sequence midway through Larry Cohen's demented horror comedy where the stuff of the title comes out of a mattress and attacks a man lying on a bed by shooting him up the wall and onto the ceiling. Look a little closer and you might recognise that room from another popular horror movie. It was the exact same room used in the classic scene from A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) where Johnny Depp's character is sucked into his bed and blood sprays everywhere.
Coming your way courtesy of horror auteur Larry Cohen (director of the It’s Alive series and writer of the Maniac Cop trilogy), The Stuff is a tantalising treat for the taste buds, sharing flavours with cult oddities like Street Trash and B-movie classics such as The Blob. When a man discovers a tasty white substance bubbling out of the ground, he's quick to conclude that there's money to be made from this palatable pleasure. Before long, The Stuff is a new dessert taking supermarket shelves by storm. It’s delicious, low in calories and - better still - doesn’t stain the family carpet. What’s not to like?!
Well, for a start it seems to have a life of its own. Young Jason however, appears to be the only person who doesn’t crave for The Stuff. In fact, he won’t go anywhere near it, having witnessed the dubious dessert crawling around the fridge late at night. What’s more, everyone who eats The Stuff has started to act very strangely. The Stuff seems to be taking over their lives, turning the local residents into hordes of zombiefied aggressors. Jason must team up with Mo, an arrogant industrial saboteur, if he's to put a stop to The Stuff and its crazy ways...Continue review.