Cannibalistic humanoid underground dwellers swarm through the sewers of New York City snacking on unlucky transients and small dogs. The only thing standing between the CHUDs and NYC is a photojournalist, a heavily mustachioed detective, and a zany hippy who runs the local soup kitchen.
At times a bit slow, CHUD nevertheless has some excellent nuggets of suspense and a last minute cameo by John Goodman as a cop about to be eaten.
In CHUD 2; Bud The CHUD, they went in a completely different direction. A wacky 80s romp ensues as high school students steal a cadaver from a government lab and reanimate it with a blowdryer. A rom-zom-com develops when undead Bud takes a fancy to their spunky female friend. Yes, Bud the CHUD does have an 80's makeover montage to get ready for the big Halloween dance.
In addition to a zombie poodle, CHUD 2 features a cameo by Bianca Jagger and a sketchy walk-on by Robert Englund.
CHUD 1, kind of terrifying. CHUD 2, totally goofball.