C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D. (1988)

USA, 1988
35mm film, colour
Ultra Stereo, English

An American comedy horror film directed by David Irving. Robert Englund makes an uncredited cameo appearance as a trick-or-treater.

Plot Summary

Two teenager boys make off with a frozen corpse from a military scientific establishment as a prank, unaware that it’s he last of the C.H.U.D.s – Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers – that escapes, turning his victims into other C.H.U.D.s.


Directed by: David Irving
© MCMLXXXVIII [1988] Vestron Pictures, Inc.
Vestron Pictures [logo]. Lightning Pictures presents a Jonathan D. Krane production. From M.C.E.C. Productions
Executive Producers: Lawrence Kasanoff, Richard Keatinge
Produced by: Jonathan D. Krane
Co-producer: Simon R. Lewis
Line Producer: Anthony Santa Croce
Written by: M. Kane Jeeves [real name: Ed Naha]
Director of Photography: Arnie Sirlin
Edited by: Barbara Pokras
Music by: Nicholas Pike
Production Sound Mixer: Richard Waddell
Costume Designer: Virginia Kramer
Makeup: Michael Spatola, Lucinda Walder
Hair: Lucinda Walder
Special Makeup Effects Designed & Created by: Makeup & Effects Laboratories, Inc., Douglas J. White, John R. Fifer, Allan A. Apone
Special Photographic Effects: Howard A. Anderson Co., Robert D. Bailey
Production Designer: Randy Moore

Brian Robbins (Steve [Williams])
Bill Calvert (Kevin)
Tricia Leigh Fisher (Katie [Norton])
Gerrit Graham (Bud the CHUD)
Larry Cedar (Graves)
Bianca Jagger (Velma)
Larry Linville (Dr Jewell)
Judd Omen (Sam)
Jack Riley (Wade [Williams])
Sandra Kerns (Melissa [Williams])
Norman Fell (Tyler)
June Lockhart (Gracie)
Robert Vaughn ([Colonel] Masters)
Rich Hall (Stan)
Robert Symonds (Proctor)
Priscilla Pointer (Doctor Berlin)
Jo Ann Dearing (Susan)
Frank Birney (barber)
Mr Marvin J. McIntyre (farmer)
Ritch Shydner (mailman)

Alternative Titles

C.H.U.D. – Das Monster lebt – West German, German title
C.H.U.D. 2 – French video title
C.H.U.D. II – US video title
Chud – A Cidade das Sombras – Brazilian title
Kuunpuremat – Finnish video title
Reacción viva – Spanish title
Todos los caníbales muerden – Spanish television title
Turbózombi, véruszkár – Hungarian title
К.Г.П.О. 2 – Russian title

Sequel to
C.H.U.D. (1984)


The Films of the Eighties by Robert A.Nowlan and Gwendolyn Wright Nowlan p.97 – credits, synopsis
Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.67-68 – credits, note
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes: An Illustrated Filmography, with Plot Synopses and Critical Commentary by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.84 – credits, synopsis