Today, I’m straying a little bit from things that have borrowed from H.P. Lovecraft, not because I ran out of things, I’m sure we’ll see at least one more Lovecraftian inspired entry before the end of the season. I did it because there are a lot of good little nuggets of weirdness that popped up on video store shelves in the 1980s, and they deserve to be remembered (well some of them do anyway).
Today, I bring to you The Stuff. Have you ever felt that the horror market was missing a food-driven plotline? If so, this is the film for you. The Stuff is a creamy, filling dessert that is outselling ice cream and has no calories. As you can imagine the ice cream giants are unhappy with this turn of events and hire a industrial saboteur to find out how The Stuff is made and shut down the operation. As you might guess, it isn’t as simple as shutting down a factory or stealing a secret recipe. You’ll never look at yogurt or ice cream the same way again.
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Synopsis: Amalgamated Dairies hires David Rutherford, an FBI man turned industrial saboteur, to investigate a popular new product called “The Stuff,” a new dessert product that is blowing ice cream sales out of the water. Nobody knows how it’s made or what’s in it, but people are lining up to buy it. It’s got a delicious flavor to die for.