Director: Douglas Cheek
Leading Actors: Daniel Stern, John Heard, John Goodman
NYC Neighborhoods Featured: Midtown

No, the acronym doesn't stand for some obscure city government agency, but rather for Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller. A film with such subject matter is not often a cinematic masterpiece and this no exception. In true New York fashion, however, there is a weird social consciousness at work, as C.H.U.D. addresses the invisibility of the homeless, irresponsible disposal of waste, and the destructive nature of bureaucratic government. It's almost as though Michael Moore and Al Gore made a b-movie horror flick. Then again, it features Daniel Stern, of Home Alone and Bushwhacked, so adjust your expectations accordingly. —BG