Book Review: C.H.U.D. Lives! -- A Tribute Anthology, edited by Joe Mynhardt
Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers. That’s what the acronym “C.H.U.D.” means. I was a young kid when the film C.H.U.D. was released in theaters in 1984—way too young for movies like this. It wasn’t until years later that I was finally able to see it and, like any devout horror fan, I was hooked. C.H.U.D. Lives! is, as the title states, a tribute anthology written in honor of this genre-bending, cult classic and its creators. Don’t be fooled into thinking that this is just a regurgitation of the film’s plot line, though. This collection of 19 stories takes the reader deeper into the fear-drenched world of C.H.U.D. Although written by a variety of authors, readers will find a thread running through each story that connects them all together into a macabre interconnected narrative.