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3.0
284 Ratings

The Stuff

Directed by Larry Cohen
United States, 1985
Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Synopsis

When a group of miners discovers a mysterious but delicious white substance bubbling up from the earth, a conglomerate markets the gooey, addictive fluff as a dessert in this tongue-in-cheek horror spoof from former NBC scriptwriter Larry Cohen.

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The Stuff Directed by Larry Cohen

Critics reviews

Playing like a cross between John Carpenter’s The Thing and a Tim and Eric sketch, The Stuff follows an industrial spy’s investigation of an addictive and deadly dessert. The horror elements elicit more yuks than yucks; the film’s humor flip-flops between intentionally surreal laughs and unintentional camp. Despite shoestring budget and slapdash special effects, Cohen manages to create a biting satire of American consumerism and its insatiable appetite.
May 03, 2017
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