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UK DVD cover for the film
UK DVD cover for the film

C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D. is a 1989 zombie comedy film, directed by David K. Irving, written by M. Kane Jeeves and stars Brian Robbins, Tricia Leigh Fisher, Bianca Jagger, and Gerrit Graham in the title role.

Plot


At the start of the film, the US Government has ordered a branch of the US Military to discontinue tests concerning "the C.H.U.D. project," which is built around the idea that enzymes taken from the sewer dwelling creatures from C.H.U.D. can make hyper-effective killing machines in the army. For reasons that are unclear even to those who watch the film, a certain Bud Oliver, the last specimen of the experiment, who has come to be known as "Bud the C.H.U.D.," is hidden away in a Centers for Disease Control office in a small American town, from which a trio of bungling teenagers steal him, and accidentally reawaken him in doing so. Bud escapes and begins to forge an army of C.H.U.D.s.

Cast


Production


It is a loose sequel to C.H.U.D., mostly in name though the ties do carry on into dialogue and plot.[1] As in the first film, C.H.U.D. stands for "Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller", but the alternative acronym (Contamination Hazard Urban Disposal) is not carried over.[2]

The film was written by Ed Naha, who had previously written Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, under the pseudonym M Kane Jeeves, similar to the pseudonym Mahatma Kane Jeeves used by W. C. Fields.[3]

Release


Originally intended for a theatrical release, the movie was released on VHS and laserdisc by Vestron Video on September 27, 1989.[4]

In 2003, a DVD was released in the United Kingdom.[5] In the U.S., the film is currently available on DVD from Lionsgate as part of an 8 horror movie DVD set.[6] The film screened in June 2009 as Video on Demand at FEARnet.[7] A Blu-ray release was released on November 22, 2016 by Lionsgate as part of their Vestron Video Collector's Series line.

References in popular culture


  • Rap group Sticks Downey published a special Halloween track in 2010, based on the plot of C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D., using the movie's theme song as backing track and including dialog excerpts from the movie.
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