IN NATURAL (THE STUFF)
1985 · Larry Cohen · AEB - EE. UU. - USA · 87 min
Section: FANT MASTERS
2nd May @ 18:00
When a group of miners discovers a mysterious but delicious white substance bubbling up from the earth, a conglomerate markets the gooey, addictive fluff as a dessert.
Larry Cohen was born in 1941, in Kingston, a small town north of New York City. At a young age, his family moved to the city, and he eventually majored in film at the historic City College of New York, graduating in 1963. An independent maverick who got his start in studio-based television, he is best known for inventive low-budget horror films that combine scathing social commentary with the requisite scares and occasional laughs. Some of his works are: Hell Up in Harlem (1973), It’s Alive (1974), The Stuff (1985) or A Return to Salem’s Lot (1987). He was also a major player in the Blaxploitation films of the 1970s. Later in his career, he became a sought-after screenplay writer, taking part in films as Phone Booth (2002), Cellular (2004) and Captivity (2007). He died last March in Los Angeles.