Andrew reviews Arrow Video's release of the horror comedy cult classic.
|Mmmmmm....Nummy nummy stuff.|
Marketed as a horror movie, The Stuff is actually a dark comedy poking fun at our national penchant for junk food replete with potshots at disingenuous marketing campaigns, junk food moguls and corporate paranoia. Starring Cohen regular Michael Moriarty in a perfectly deadpan performance as a former FBI agent assigned to investigate the origins of The Stuff by the struggling ice cream industry, the movie is equal parts a Twilight Zone fable and a Troma oriented goof whose hilariously implausible plot twists and deliberately silly looking special effects amount one of the funniest movies that treads a fine line between horror and comedy. Think the Stay Puft Marshmallow The Blob predating the corporate advertising satire of Paul Verhoeven's Robocop.
|Hey baby! Wanna make out?!|
- Andrew Kotwicki