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10 Most Underrated 80s Horror Movies

9. C.H.U.D.

New World Pictures

A cult classic for a reason, C.H.U.D.'s delicious B-Movie nonsense is summed up perfectly in its acronym: Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers. It does exactly what it says on the tin.

Intertwining the lives of a photographer who focuses on the subterranean homeless population of New York City and a police officer with a personal connection to a growing list of missing people, the two find the answers to their problems in a radioactive collective of monsters living in the city's sewer system - and they're hungry.

C.H.U.D. knows exactly what it is, and doesn't try to convince anyone otherwise. Revelling in its cheesy premise and ridiculous creatures, the film is one that remains a firm favourite with genre enthusiasts for its sheer tenacity, surprisingly remaining fairly badly represented over the years since its release. It's one that really puts the under in underrated, in any case, considering its narrative and all.

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