So the other day I was looking for some background movie watching on Netflix while I embroidered my man’s name on his work shirt. Of course I always go through all of the horror movies first and while doing so, I came across this movie called The Stuff. Basically, it’s about a dessert that’s out to rule the world. It looked terrible; I was sold.
We open with this old fart finding some marshmallow crème looking substance oozing out of the earth. Old dude does what any of us would do I’m sure; he tastes it. Apparently, it tastes ahhhmazing. So he decides to bring it home and sell it.
As a calorie free dessert with no artificial ingredients, sales go through the roof. Ice cream magnates begin to feel the pinch and decide to hire industrial spy Mo (Michael Moriarty) to learn what’s in The Stuff so they can make some money too.
Mo is an interesting character who likes to play dumb, but he seems to know what he’s doing. For whatever reason, he seeks out Nicole (Andrea Marcovicci) who is in charge of marketing The Stuff. Now maybe I missed something, but the two jump into bed together and begin a super serial relationship seemingly out of nowhere.
In another part of the US, a young boy, Jason, witnesses The Stuff moving around in his fridge. He kinda flips out and goes on a Stuff destroying spree. Mo learns of him and hunts him down just in time for him to escape his Stuff crazed family.
Anywho….the whole “horror” is that The Stuff controls people and makes them constantly crave it. It’s mode of attack is to exit the human bodies and I guess drown? suffocate? its victims.
Mo and crew embark on a mission to seek out the source and destroy it. Will they succeed? Can The Stuff be destroyed? Well, I’m not going to spoil the movie for you. You’ll have to check it out for yourself. I quite enjoyed it.