C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud

C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud ★★★

C.H.U.D. II: Bud the CHUD It’s definitely an acquired taste. Back as a kid didn’t care for the ruse via cover art as my video store(and the other vhs copy I own) had another cover art other than the thumbnail here on letterboxd which figured sewer monsters cloaked in shadow which alluded to it being a sequel(it’s the first pic on IMDb to anyone interested) and ultimately being a bait and switch cheesy horror comedy instead of a sewer monster flick. I’ve since grown to love this oddball sequel-only-in-name. Robert Vaughn really hams it up and is equally as much of a comedic standout performance as Gerrit Graham(a lot what is said about Tim Curry also applies G G as in it says a lot about a person by which role the actor is known by. To most as Beef in The Phantom of Paradise, the foster father in Child’s Play 2, & Mapes in Sidekicks but 80’s horror hounds and DePalma disciples will also have their own different roles as well) as the titular Bud the CHUD which has gotta be inspired by certain Romero zombie with a similar sounding name imo.

As I said earlier this one is an acquired taste I can understand why people don’t like the bait and switch & I understand the horror movie fans that don’t want ANY comedy in their horror. This thing is really silly and I need really silly stuff to find funny while kicking back and letting off steam. Like I said in my review of the original if you’re looking for a double feature watching one and then two (Like I just did lol) cuz it might not make for the best of one.William Malone’s directorial debut Scared To Death goes good with C.H.U.D. & Bud The CHUD pairs up well with any whacky horror comedy in the 80’s ( on any place in the horror sliding scale of the cross genre ranging from Return of the Killer Tomatoes , Return to Horror High , Prom Night 2 style camp to Reanimator, Return of the Living Dead, Evil Dead splatter comedy and not go wrong imo

Me : ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Gramps: ⭐️

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