Information Exchange => Reader Comments => Topic started by: Squishy The Squid on February 18, 1999, 04:23:23 AM

Title: The Stuff
Post by: Squishy The Squid on February 18, 1999, 04:23:23 AM
I may be showing my age here, but, yes, folks, that's Garrett Morris. Of Saturday Night Live. The original cast. No, you're thinking of Eddie Murphy. Oh, forget it.

Title: The Stuff
Post by: Warren H. on March 29, 1999, 03:05:04 PM
See the most embarassing moment in Micheal Moriarty's career.  Poor guy, having to put up with people seeing him and saying "Hey!  It's the guy from The Stuff!"  Poor guy.

Title: The Stuff
Post by: on June 07, 1999, 12:27:39 PM
Guite a good idea, bad, bad movie.  Frightening premise - bad, BAD effects.  If The Stuff had been made today by someone like Cronenberg, Peter Jakson, or even George Romero, we may have had something col.  But no, Larry Cohen knows best, especially when it comes to ice cream.  Still, after consuming The Stuff, I have room left for a sequel if anyone's offering.

Title: The Stuff
Post by: Hiker Yote on July 08, 1999, 01:45:39 AM
Actually, Warren, the SECOND most embarrasing point in Moriarty's carreer. The most embarassing was about two weeks ago when he stumbled around drunk and shouting LIVE on the Mike Bullard show.But that happened in Canada so it doesn't count.
The movie? No lie, this is one of my favorite pieces of shlockof all time. And bad effects notwithstanding, it scared the crap out of me when I was a kid. I still shudder when I see that marshmallow spread stuff. :)

Title: The Stuff
Post by: on August 14, 1999, 11:55:05 PM
this movie was one of the best ive ever seen, i give it an A+

Title: The Stuff
Post by: on March 06, 2000, 05:24:42 PM
This movie is the underdog for all b list movies.
Chocolate charley is the mack daddy of them all. I cried a river when the stuff took over his body. I vow to someday make a sequel to the stuff, writing CCC(chocolate chip charley) back into the script.

Title: The Stuff
Post by: chantal on May 28, 2004, 11:26:47 AM

Title: The Stuff
Post by: tommo on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I thought that this was so boring.  I'm sorry, but there was nothing interesting in it.

Title: The Stuff
Post by: Nico-san on June 13, 2003, 02:43:36 PM
This movie was so bad, it was good.

Title: The Stuff
Post by: lostmissy on August 10, 2001, 08:32:28 AM
this movie isnt good enough to be bad...its just so lame!!

Title: The Stuff
Post by: Kronik on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
The movie was kinda alright, some pretty gay s**t in it though. but it was worth a laugh. there's gotta be a sequel though man.

Title: The Stuff
Post by: Deena on February 12, 2002, 12:00:27 AM
I really liked this movie.  I mean killer desert, how many other movies have that for a premise?

Title: The Stuff
Post by: yuop on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This movie is hilarious.  It's total HP Lovecraft, evil slime from underground.  And really, this is where processed food comes from, for all you f**king know.

Title: The Stuff
Post by: kayte on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This film cracks me up everytime I watch it! What kind of moron would just eat some white foam you found on the ground??That kid, the one who goes mental, the only one who can sense the bad vibes coming from the stuff, he's so unpredictable and such a crap little actor bless his heart. But Mo is the best, 'Ma' friends call me Mo, cos everytime I get something I always wan' mo'. Being serious tho, I think this film is awful, I just don't understand what sort of moron would give the go ahead to fund a movie like this! It's awful, I could do a better job of i myself, given the equipment. I don't wanna knock it 2 much tho, it is very funny and amusing and I doubt very much that the makers of this film had the aspirations of producing a quality movie.Dunno wether it's worth seieng or not tho.:D

Title: The Stuff
Post by: Mark on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This wasn't the only Larry Cohen travesty Micheal Moriarty appeared in.  Some of you will remember his character in Its Alive III The Island Of The Alive.  On a side note, Im sure Larry Cohen means well.  If we don't stop polluting the earth,  we'll get killer FLUFF and mutant babies. But why does his message always come out as stupid movies no one can follow???

Title: The Stuff
Post by: truheart on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
 This has to be the worst movie ever made and the funniest at the same time. I saw this movie in the theater with a friend when I was about 13. I've seen good movies that didn't make as much of an impression on me as The Stuff. I still can't remember what the hell made us go see this, although I suspect it was being able to get into an R Rated horror movie. Litte did I know that it would be an unforgettable experience. Whenever anyone asks me what's the worst movie I've ever seen, I say The Stuff without hesitation. I usually get a blank stare as if the person had just had a bowl of The Stuff. For a long time I though maybe me and my friend and the 30 or so other people in the theater were the only living people to have experienced this movie. My friend and I laughed so hard at this movie we were threatned by a grown man and almost kicked out of the theater. I was young but I wasn't stupid, I knew this was one of the worst movies I had ever laid eyes upon, right up there with Gymkata which was also a laughfest. From the moment the old guy tasted The Stuff right out of the ground I knew I was watching a movie funnier than any intentional comedy I'd ever seen. There was also the great scen at the end where they are running from The Stuff and it looks like exactly what it was, the actors running in front of a screen! Let's not forget that great title "The Stuff", how clever. For years I always asscociated Michael Moriarity with this movie, when I first saw hime on Law and Order I couldn't get it on my mind.He'll always be the guy from The Stuff to me!

Title: The Stuff
Post by: sikegirl on June 06, 2003, 01:34:05 PM
I wonder if Michael Moriarity and Paul Sorvino talked about this flick when they were on Law & Order together.  More likely they made a secret pact to never mention it to ANYONE.  Hee.  I thought it was really funny, in a very bad movie way.  Many plot holes and stupid moments (nice of Mo & Whatsherface to forget they left the kid on the plane and just go to the hotel for the night...Yikes!), but everyone looked like they were having fun and not taking things too seriously.  How could they?

Title: The Stuff
Post by: Chris on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
I loved this movie. To this day I still will not eat yogurt. Blehh

Title: The Stuff
Post by: dracoboy on June 26, 2004, 06:37:34 PM
ladies and gentlmen the stuuuuuuuff! its low in fat tasty all natural and comes in five diffrent flavors! warning:stuff may caus zombification streching and melthing of the body dissolvation being eaten by the stuff and overall death do not put in eyes mouth or rectum stuff cooperations is not responsible for cheesy looking death and crappy movieness

Title: The Stuff
Post by: Sarasvati on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
The movie I remember by this title was one where some teenagers ate the "stuff" and were turned into giants that terrorized their little town...some midgets showed up at the end looking for it to get taller...

Title: The Stuff
Post by: Alana on July 05, 2004, 10:40:44 PM
I am soooo happy other folk have seen this film.  I remember it from years ago but all my friends think i made it up. I really need to find it on video so they dont think i am crazy!!

Title: The Stuff
Post by: mrcrisp on December 11, 2004, 01:03:41 PM
Whats the calorie count then on The Stuff per 100g?

Title: The Stuff
Post by: tipringsleeve on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Wow, I haven't even tried to remember this movie until recently I was reminded of it. My occupation is as a sound engineer for a performinig arts venue, and I usaually wind up working with a lot of very nice performers, usually to put it in a pleasant manor, "past their prime'. Well, one of those perfomers was Andrea Marcovicci. I introduced myself, exchanged some words about her show, and during the sound check, I kept thinking where have I seen her before? I don't really know her from her music, mabye I know her on TV, no.......oh crap! That's right, that really bad horror movie that I enjoyed in my youth, "The Stuff" !!! Sure enough, I looked in the playbill and she listed the movie in her bio. I think I am going to order a copy for giggles, but alas Andrea's show is over with, so I can't even get her to autograph it!!

Title: The Stuff
Post by: Max Alan Zoller on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
What many people seem to fail to notice is that this film is satire against consumism, and in that, it actually works. I don't think this film wanted to be 100% serious, the military patriotic fool is just too comedic to be true. It's a clever attempt at a horror\\comedy aimed to spoof a capitalist society. You just HAVE to love a man so stupid to eat strange stuff that bubbles from the ground. And Mo. Great movie! (worst? You've never seen the worst!).

Title: The Stuff
Post by: lee on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Holy s**t this film brings back some memories. I loved this film as a kid, i could always remmember that scene where chocolate chip charlies mouth streched to the size of george bush's ego! Unforgetable!

Title: The Stuff
Post by: Keith on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
I like the fact that the main character is blatently hammered in some of the scenes.  UHHhhh gonna bypass it.... uhhhh ITS TOO SMALL (as he sweats profusely).

This happens during the get away towarsd the end of the movie

Title: Re: The Stuff
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on January 24, 2007, 03:50:52 AM
This flick is fun, but good god is it painful in some ways.  After being practically lobotomized with the 80's commercials styles, I yearned to implement self lashings and soak in ice water for a while.  Yeah, that'll cause shrinkage.

Title: Re: The Stuff
Post by: InformationGeek on August 26, 2008, 05:08:12 PM
Hmm... something is bubbling out of the ground in the mine so the logical thing this guy does is taste it?  Well, it makes as much sense to me as having Goblins in a movie called Troll 2 instead of trolls.  In other words, that is just stupid!

Title: Re: The Stuff
Post by: Valentine Kutter on September 02, 2008, 11:15:06 PM
 One of the many Must See's of the 80's. I actually require people to watch this one if they really want to understand what it is about Bad Movies so addictive. Usually everyone walks away with a new appreciation of the genre and some just walk away and wont return my calls.
 This is also one of those that took me forever to find a video copy of and then.... finally...comes out on DVD like 2 weeks after I finally search all over creation to find the VHS. dammit.

 A Must See VK :thumbup:

Title: Re: The Stuff
Post by: derek simmons on January 30, 2009, 03:41:30 PM
 :bouncegiggle:this movie was picked out of a random buy,me and my brothers always play the ebert thing.
anyway,the cover grabbed our attention and bam!, we actually got an interesting charge out of this movie,
anyone curious about this film should check it out, dont listen to critics, let your eyes and ears be the judge
and if you like spoofs like me, you will enjoy this crazy movie as well as we did, like someone said earlier, its so bad, its good!!!!

Title: Re: The Stuff
Post by: InformationGeek on May 09, 2009, 04:31:19 PM
I just realied it after so long!  The Stuff is made of the leftovers of the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters!  It makes complete sense now!

Title: Re: The Stuff
Post by: Kooshmeister on April 19, 2010, 02:08:33 PM
Recently watched this on YouTube and liked it enough that I got the Anchor Bay DVD. I love the premise. It's so utterly ridiculous and insane, and the cover art is pretty creepy. And very much like a typical bad movie, promising far more than the movie can deliver. My one gripe with it, really, is the bizarre editing, which often results in plot holes.

-What, exactly, happened that caused Vickers' dog Ben to attack him? He shouts, "I'll buy more!" before apparently dying, but why was he on the floor attempting to use the phone while in apparent pain? There's more of the scene featured in the trailer and it looks as if Vickers was having the same reaction to the Stuff inside him that Charlie does later, but if he ate the Stuff shouldn't he be a mindless Stuffie like the others? And what did he mean by "I've got a treat for both of us?"

-Why did the Stuff leave the post office clerk's body? The Stuff's behavior is pretty inconsistent throughout, actually.

-The Stuffies try and run Mo down in the streets but then Fletcher gives him money and a job. And then they try and kill him again later. How much control does Fletcher even have over the Stuffies? He clearly wants Mo working for him, but the Stuff and the Stuffies clearly want him dead. Unless he just didn't want to kill Mo at his office for some reason.

-Why flood the plane with Stuff? Jason's parents didn't know who Mo was, or who was even driving the car that picked Jason up, so none of the Stuffies should know Jason was even aboard. Don't tell me they went through all of that trouble just to (apparently) kill the pilot!

-When and how did Charlie get the Stuff in him? I assume it was while he was at the diner Mo left him at, since they had the scene of the waitress going into the freezer which was filled with Stuff, but they could've been clearer.

-Some examples of the weird editing: we see Nicole and Jason fleeing through a room full of empty bins being chased by the Stuff, and they come to a door which they have some difficulty opening. In the very next cut, they're out in a hallway suddenly with the Stuff chasing them. Then, in the next cut after THAT, they're outside and the Stuff is pouring out after them. Charlie's death is equally badly edited: we see him transforming, then cut to Jason walking down the hall outside the room; cut to inside as Charlie starts puking up Stuff and suddenly Jason is there looking down at Charlie's exploded-apart head lying on the floor. We never see Charlie's head actually blow up!

Despite all these problems it's still a great movie.

Title: Re: The Stuff
Post by: TheDoomMachine on October 11, 2011, 03:01:19 PM

Aaah yes, The Stuff. I stayed up late one night at my mum's to watch this on cable TV. I could tell even back then that this was all a bit silly, but then as now I had a real horror of things getting into the body and messing with your biology and mind, so the stuff with the zombies, folks puking up ambulatory glop, all that stuck with me. I'd like to see it again because I seem to remember there being a "Kicker ending" but I'm not quite sure what it was...

Title: Re: The Stuff
Post by: monster93 on October 15, 2011, 04:02:30 PM
I remember when I watched this movie, it was pretty strange  :hatred: the movie was just horrible, unwatchable, and of course it was very silly. The guy was very annoying to me. I though this movie was a classic but now I realize it was a classic of B-Movies.