The Blob

Plot

A strange lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.

Release Year: 1988

Rating: 6.0/10 (11,271 voted)

Director:
Chuck Russell

Stars: Shawnee Smith, Donovan Leitch, Kevin Dillon

Storyline
Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob from another planet which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in vein to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously.

Writers: Theodore Simonson, Kay Linaker

Cast:

Kevin Dillon

Brian Flagg


Shawnee Smith

Meg Penny


Donovan Leitch

Paul Taylor


Jeffrey DeMunn

Sheriff Herb Geller


Candy Clark

Fran Hewitt


Joe Seneca

Dr. Meddows


Del Close

Reverend Meeker


Paul McCrane

Deputy Bill Briggs


Sharon Spelman

Mrs. Penny


Beau Billingslea

Moss Woodley


Art LaFleur

Pharmacist
/
Mr. Penny


Ricky Paull Goldin

Scott Jeske


Robert Axelrod

Jennings


Bill Moseley

Soldier #2


Frank Collison

Hobbe

Taglines:
If it had a mind, you could reason with it. If it had a face, you could look it in the eye. And if it had a body, you could shoot it.

Release Date: 5 August 1988

Filming Locations: Abbeville, Louisiana, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $19,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $2,644,000
(USA)
(7 August 1988)
(1081 Screens)

Gross: $8,247,943
(USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Rock salt was dyed purple to create the crystallized Blob for the ending of the movie.

Goofs:

Continuity:
While George (the cook) is pulled down the drain, Fran panics and drops a plate of food, which stains the door behind her. But when Brian and Meg come in through the same door, the stain is gone.

Quotes:

[first lines]

Announcer:
That's a first down. Ball at a thirty five-yard line.



User Review

The Code of horror protocol was broken in 1988

Rating:

Thank God.

All bets were off when the five credited screenwriters decided, hey the
monster
can kill a ten year old kid, and it can be fun.

This wise remake (re-imaging) based on the old Steve McQueen
solid
drive-in hit delievers the horror/suspense goods in spades. And
rather
than make a retread, they dropped a little 'explaination' into the frey
and
not only does it work, it enhances the original.

Kevin and Shawnee prove they can hold their own in the leading man
and
woman roles. It's odd that this really marks Kevin's biggest
contribution
to the entertainment world. Perhaps he looks too much like his
brother.

In any event, chills and spills in this wacked out story abound. I
mean,
who of us wouldn't be scared of a thing without a face — a thing that
just
eats everything in sight.

Catch it.