R | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A delicious, mysterious goo that oozes from the earth is marketed as the newest dessert sensation, but the tasty treat rots more than teeth when zombie-like snackers who only want to consume more of the strange substance at any cost begin infesting the world.
Director Larry Cohen was quoted as saying, "My main inspiration was the consumerism and corporate greed found in our country and the damaging products that were being sold. I was constantly reading in the newspapers about various goods and materials being recalled because they were harming people. For example, you had foods being pulled off the market because they were hazardous to people's health."
David 'Mo' Rutherford:
Did you find anything out?
'Chocolate Chip' Charlie W. Hobbs: What you gonna find out, man, in a town that has just dried up and blown away, man? Must be a side effect of eatin' too much dessert. An urge to migrate.
(around 38 min.) Camera shadow is visible at the bottom of the fridge door when it swings open.
Brooke Adams holding a container of Stuff as in a commercial: "Enough is never enough."
Before the film was released, about 30 minutes of scenes were deleted by director Larry Cohen in editing. This included scenes with stop-motion animation by the late animator 'Dave Allen (II)' that involved baby Stuff and walking Stuff. These scenes were not included on the DVD release, but they may one day surface.