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Main Details

  • Released in 1984
  • Color
  • Running Time: 88 min / USA: 96 min (Director's cut)
  • Production Co: C.H.U.D. Productions, New World Pictures
  • Distribution Co: New World Pictures (1984) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Douglas Cheek
  • Written by Shepard Abbott, Parnell Hall, Christopher Curry, Daniel Stern
  • Starring John Heard, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry
  • Produced by Larry Abrams, Andrew Bonime, Thomas H. Field, Alfonso Tafoya
  • Original Music by David A. Hughes
  • Cinematography by Peter Stein
  • Film Editing by Claire Simpson

Plot Summary

  • A bizarre series of sudden disappearances on the streets of New York City seems to point toward something unsavory living in the sewers.


  • Ugly. Slobbering. Ferocious. Carnivorous.
  • They're not staying down there, anymore!
  • You Won't Want To Know What It Means.
  • A recent article in a New York newspaper reported that there were large colonies of people living under the city... The paper was incorrect. What is living under the city is not human. C.H.U.D. is under the city.
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