The Stuff

Synopsis: A green gooey but delicious substance erupts from beneath the earth and when the substance is shipped off to stores it throws ice cream right off the shelves but this delicious substance has a sinister secret it's a dangerous supernatural entity that takes over it's victims minds while eating their insides like acid and turning them into beings that crave the deadly dessert. Will the people beat the stuff or will it eat them?
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Larry Cohen
Production: New World Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
87 min

Well, while you were

at the Metropolitan Opera last night,

I just happened to be walking

through your hotel room

and I dropped this in your pocket.


Oh, shit!

Well, I'll be a son-of-a-bitch!

- You know, Mr... Uh?

- Rutherford, Moe Rutherford.

- You know why they call me Moe?

- No, why?

'Cause every time people give me money,

I always want mo'.

- Well, you know, Mr Rutherford?

- Yes, sir?

I don't think you're quite as dumb

as you appear to be.

No one is as dumb as I appear to be.

( man chuckles )

Now, as I understand it, there is

a certified check with my name on it.

- The gentleman there.

- Ooh, this fella here?

Oh, yes. Look at that.

Okay, yeah.

That's good enough for starters.


When you talk to the FBI,

would you tell them this for me?


- Broke his jaw.

- What the hell...?

Uh, thanks for the job, gentlemen.

Will you go up and tell your brother

to get down here?

Oh, come on! My cereals gonna get

soggy. I'll get him when I'm done.

Do as I tell you and do it now!

Maybe his alarm didn't go off.

He was up running around in the middle

of the night. No wonder he's exhausted.

( mouths )

Tell him he's not missing school.

I don't care what his excuse is.


There he is!

- What do you want for breakfast?

- Nothing.

I'll scramble a few over easy for you.

Well, uh, my stomach doesn't really

feel too good.

It sure felt good

at four oclock this morning!

Listen, young man, you've missed

three days of school already.

You're not missing any more.

I don't know what your plans are today,

but you're not about

to miss any more days.

May I have some?

I've finished my cereal.

- Sure. It's good for you.

- No! Don't eat that!

There's nothing wrong with it.

I had some last night.

I'm telling you, it isn't good.

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Larry Cohen

Lawrence G. "Larry" Cohen (born July 15, 1941) is an American film producer, director, and screenwriter. He is best known as a B-Movie auteur of horror and science fiction films – often containing a police procedural element – during the 1970s and 1980s. He has since concentrated mainly on screenwriting including the Joel Schumacher thriller Phone Booth (2002), Cellular (2004) and Captivity (2007). In 2006 Cohen returned to the directing chair for Mick Garris' Masters of Horror TV series (2006); he directed the episode "Pick Me Up". more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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