I posted this originally on my Alucard's Rose blog
Released in 1985 at the height of the yogurt movement, this film made you think about what you ate. It also hit hard against large corporations as well as starting the horror movie food genre (Motel Hell for example)
A group of miners (? it is never clear who they are actually ?) stumble across this white goo that just happens to be bubbling up from the ground. They taste it (cause that is always smart when you find an unknown substance) and find it to be delightful and decide to sell it. It turns out that the Stuff is alive and the more you eat the more mindless you become till it controls you.
This is one film that straddles the line between being a vampire film (it is a parasite) and a zombie film (brainwashes everyone) , but good (tastes great low in calories and doesn't leave spots) fun anyway.