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Fucking Republicans. When they’re not busy rigging elections or banning gay marriages, they’re dumping radioactive nuclear waste on the homeless community and turning them into zombies. Something tells me that the GOP’s platform doesn’t include nationalized health care for the undead, but at least those Big Business lapdogs are considerate enough to give bum zombies a more politically correct nomenclature: C.H.U.D.s, or Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers. Douglas Cheek’s 1984 cult classic—in which a cop, a soup-kitchen cook, and a pair of reporters team up to investigate a government-perpetrated hazardous-waste coverup—joins ranks with John Carpenter’s They Live as one of the most significant poli-sci-fi camp flicks of the Reagan era. A searing indictment of Republican policies regarding both the homeless epidemic and Earth’s eroding environment, C.H.U.D. is required viewing before one rocks the vote this November. The Washington Psychotronic Film Society presents the film at 8 p.m. at Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse, 2001 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. $2 (suggested donation). (202) 736-1732. (Matthew Borlik)