one of the cool things about growing up in la was that they always had interesting movies on local tv. the z channel was one thing, but they would have films like “the stuff” on channel 5 along with old kung-fu films, etc. it was a really eclectic mix; one that tarantino has talked about more than a few times. this is one of those weird movies that i was exposed to 20 years ago on network tv that just never left my head. only saw about 10 minutes of it, but it still stuck. it’s a cross between the blob and soylent green, if soylent green was highly addictive. it’s about a mysterious food product that takes the nation by storm and is seemingly good for you and great tasting. it turns out that the stuff is actually highly addictive and has some interesting side effects. fun film that is more 70s in style and substance than 80s. not sure if it’s an allegory about cocaine use during the time or something else. it’s fun to watch though.