The Stuff


Comedy / Horror / Sci-Fi

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 70%
IMDb Rating 5.9 10 10,982


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Abe Vigoda as Rudy
Brian Bloom as LAFB Pilot
Mira Sorvino as Dr. Susan Tyler
Patrick Dempsey as Tom / Son
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609 MB
23.976 fps
87 min
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23.976 fps
87 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by crystallogic 6 / 10 / 10

The Deadly Dessert!

This movie was a staple of late-night cable TV in the early 90s, which is how I first caught it at the age of twelve or so. I recently re-watched The Stuff for the first time since then, and was surprised at how much I remembered. This movie is sticky and sweet, I guess. It sticks to your brain, somehow. Now, this is the kind of movie that's perfect for switching off your brain and just kind of going along with it, with a foolish grin on your face. Literally nothing about the story makes a lick of sense. The movie defies analysis, except, it's rather neat that you can spot the influences. Now that I'm older and more versed in horror and sci-fi stories, I am almost surprised to be reminded of Quatermass II in particular. There's also Invasion of the Body-snatchers in there, I guess. It even reminded me a little of a Doctor Who story from the early 70s about green slime bubbling out of the earth that turns people into animalistic zombie-like creatures. In that story, you yell at the screen, "you idiot, don't touch number 2 output pipe!" But at least none of the characters decide the goop might be good to eat! These other sources are known for their social commentary, and, i believe, so are Larry Cohen's films generally. However, I think this one is too confused and determined to have a good time to properly convey a social message. It can't seem to decide what it wants to say. Is it an anti-drug piece? I guess that almost works. The militia colonel or whatever is just too broad a characature to make this come off seriously as an anti-communist/cold war polemic, and, I guess, thank Satan for that. But, screw it. Let's not analyse this thing. I'm serious: if you think about it too much, this movie might just make you kind of annoyed at its dozens of holes in logic. So let's just eat dessert and have fun. This thing is a laugh a minute and at times you might even catch yourself feeling a little bit creepy. But that latter is never for long. That said, my favourite moment is probably the dissolution of Chocolate Chip Charlie. That's a great Horror Film "Oh No" Moment (tm). Speaking of which, on re-watch, I was disappointed that Chocolate Chip Charlie wasn't in the movie more. I love Chocolate Chip Charlie. This is the kind of movie, in fact, that feels like it was written by a giggling twelve-year-old, or maybe by Roald Dahl while really drunk, and that's pretty cool, if you like that sort of thing. I do, on occasion, particularly when it's an 80s film. Just look at that premise. N.B: Eat pizza or popcorn while watching this; not ice cream, yoghurt or shaving cream.

Reviewed by jeremy-david-kuehnau 10 / 10 / 10

Awful Movie

The stuff is a b-horror film from the mid 80's. It is classified as a "body horror film". The general idea is that a substance is found that is one of the best tasting products in the world, but it is actually a living, hive mind creature intent on taking over humanity. After reading rave reviews about 'The Stuff', I decided to give it a go. I was raised on horror films from the 80's and 90's and am a gore hound at heart. The stuff was listed as one of the top body horror films of the 80's and it intrigued me. But it wasn't anything that I expected. For a body horror film, the stuff is incredibly non-violent. There are a few scenes that may be slightly disturbing, but it's few and far between. Further, the film suffers from terrible writing and characters that making completely stupid decisions. Scenes jump all over the place, the overall plot hardly makes any sense. A great example is when the main character Moe is trying to expose the stuff as a dangerous substance, so while trespassing on private property, instead of taking photos for evidence he decides he has to steal one of their trucks as evidence. I mean, what? Or how about how the film makes it look like that the entire population is in love with The Stuff, only to broadcast a radio show that says it's bad and suddenly they manage to just make it all go away? I mean really. I am no stranger to old horror films, but The Stuff is just absolutely absurd and boring in almost every capacity.

Reviewed by phanthinga 10 / 10 / 10

Are you eating it or is it eating you?

The Stuff is a horror comedy movie in the same vain with The Blob but much more funny and cheesy.THE STUFF came out of nowhere became the world most favorite dessert everybody love it although where or how it made such a mystery so a food company hire a industrial spies known as David 'Mo' Rutherford played our main character.David is a very likable guy and the ways he take advantage of others is so awesome.I really can watch this movie with him alone and probably never get bored when THE STUFF not around.In the end it open for a sequel but sadly never been made.I will make sure check out other Larry Cohen movie Q from 1982 that also starring Michael Moriarty soon

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