Today's pick for 31 days of 80s horror on Netflix is, "The Stuff." "The Stuff" was released in 1985 and was directed by Larry Cohen. The film is about a new thing on markets that everyone is addicted to and it's called, "The Stuff." Well that stuff in "the Stuff" isn't exactly as healthy as it's consumers think and it has deadly results. It's also a pretty funny movie.
David 'Mo' Rutherford: The name's Mo Rutherford. They call me that 'cause when people give me money, I always want mo'.
It's the perfect movie because it makes fun of us, the consumer. The film still works for today's world because it's one of those beware products films. This campy flick though is fun and gross, does actually have a great terrifying meaning behind it, believe it or not. . This snack in the movie is supposedly a no-calorie dessert but what the movie shows what happens to people who consume too much of it.
David 'Mo' Rutherford: You're Chocolate Chip Charlie!
'Chocolate Chip' Charlie W. Hobbs: Well, I sure as hell ain't the Kentucky Colonel!
So for day 8's pick it's "The Stuff," a Cohen movie that has a very interesting metaphor behind it. It's a movie that tells us that even the best tasting and healthiest thing can kill us! It's a pretty gross movie, so be warned!