The Stuff

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"Are you eating it... or is it eating you?"
  • R
  • 1985
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.9  (18,196)

The Stuff is a horror/sci-fi movie by the director Larry Cohen that was released in 1985. The film features Michael Moriarty, Andrea Marcovicci, and Garrett Morris in the lead roles. The movie revolves around a strange, addictive new dessert called "the Stuff," which is taking the American market by storm. The Stuff is a white, gooey substance that oozes out of the ground, and it tastes great. It's low in calories, has no nutritional value, and it's advertised as the perfect diet food.

The Stuff's popularity starts to raise some red flags, and a private investigator (played by Moriarty) is hired by a rival food company to find out what it's made of. Meanwhile, a young boy discovers that The Stuff is alive and has taken over the bodies of those who consume it, turning them into mindless zombies under its control.

As the story unfolds, the private investigator teams up with a woman who operates an anti-processed food campaign (Marcovicci) and a former FBI agent (Morris) to unravel The Stuff's origins, stop its spread, and save America from a terrible fate.

The Stuff is a satire on consumerism and the dangers of blind consumerism. The film shows how the public can be mesmerized by a product just because it's advertised well, regardless of the consequences of using it.

The Stuff is a unique horror movie that features a satirical and humorous tone that makes it stand out from other horror films of the era. The special effects are impressive for the time, and the use of practical effects over digital effects gives the film an authentic, old-school feel.

The performances by the lead actors are solid, particularly Moriarty's performance as the eccentric private investigator who's always ready to take on a challenge. Morris's character, who is initially skeptical of the threat posed by The Stuff, provides some of the movie's funniest and most ironic moments, while Marcovicci, who plays a campaigner of healthy food, is the voice of reason, and it's clear that she is the only one in the movie who takes the danger of The Stuff seriously right from the start.

It's worth noting that The Stuff's message about the dangers of processed foods and the importance of a healthy diet is relevant to this day, as obesity and other health problems resulting from the ingestion of unhealthy food continue to plague the population.

Overall, The Stuff is an entertaining and engaging movie that offers a creative and refreshing take on the horror genre. It's a fun and original satire that will delight viewers who enjoy tongue-in-cheek horror movies. Whether you are watching it for the first time or revisiting it as a lover of 80's horror films, The Stuff is worth your time.

The Stuff is a 1985 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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    5.9  (18,196)