[Podcast] The Stuff — Episode 83 — Decades of Horror 1980s

“It’s smooth and creamy. It’s low calorie and delicious. And it kills. It’s The Stuff!” – the tagline for Larry Cohen’s cult classic from 1985, The Stuff, threatens in a heavy handed – but comically effective – manner. Following up his successful low budget horror films It’s Alive (1974) and Q (1982), Cohen once again employs Michael Moriarty to face the satirical horrors the inventive director cooks up for him – in this case, a tasty alien goo that bubbles up out of the Earth that takes over the bodies of whomever devours  it. Thomas Mariani, Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore tackle another gruesome  horror film from the 1980s.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode  83 — The Stuff  (1985)

“WARNING! If you see The Stuff in stores… call the police. If you have it in your home… don’t touch it…get out. The Stuff is a product of nature… a deadly living organism. It is addictive and destructive. It can overcome your mind and take over your body… and nothing can stop it.”

The Stuff spotlights a series of commercials that still ring true today in their stinging satire – “Enough Is Never Enough.” Out of nowhere comes “The Stuff,” a tasty dessert that invades the minds of those that taste its yummy goodness. It is not until the competition desperate for answers sick  corporate saboteur  ‘Mo’ Rutherford (Michael Moriarty) on the case. What he discovers is conspiracy, horror and an alien blob-like creature. Larry Cohen is an acquired taste and The Stuff is something like you’ve never seen. Check out the review from Thomas, Doc and Christopher.

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Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.