The Stuff (1985)
Director: Larry Cohen
Main Stars: Michael Moriarty, Andrea Marcovicci, Garrett Morris
Storyline: Strange ooze from the Earth is being sold as a new dessert sensation. This leads to a zombie epidemic.
Review (Spoils): Strange white goo oozes from the ground and some miners decide to market it to the people. Americans become addicted to the stuff and think it’s the greatest invention created. What they did not know is the stuff over takes the brain and turns people into a zombie like creature. An ex-FBI agent and his son try to figure what caused the stuff to become so addictive and how to stop the addiction of eating the stuff to save the world.
This film is not to be taken serious. Think The Blob and then think of an even cheesier film and there you have it. Basically people become over the top addicted to the yogurt type stuff that it becomes everywhere. To the point of comical and silly, even the ice cream people want it stopped as it is hurting their sales. The most classic scene is the hotel scene with the bed and some of effects are actually not bad. Even the scene of the son faking eating it for his parents and it is shaving cream is the best.
Rating: The movie is far from a classic but with all the campiness of the film is still decent. Sure it has similarities to The Blob but the storyline is interesting enough that it pulls you plus it’s a Cohen film.