The stuff

The Stuff  is a 1985 American science fiction horror comedy film in which 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. It was written, produced, and directed by Larry Cohen and starring Michael MoriartyGarrett MorrisAndrea Marcovicci, and Paul SorvinoSome of the substance props or stand-ins for the “real” Stuff used in the film included lots of Häagen-Dazs ice cream, yogurt and, for one scene involving an enormous avalanche-like effect of Stuff crashing through a wall, fire-extinguishing foam. Other shots, such as the ones of the giant lake of Stuff, required superimposed images and animation. The scene in the motel where The Stuff comes out of the mattress and pillows and attacks the man on the wall and ceiling was shot on a set that could be rotated upside-down, allowing The Stuff to move up and down the wall. The same set was used in A Nightmare on Elm Street in (1984) for two key scenes.

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