A strange lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.
Release Year: 1988
Rating: 6.0/10 (11,271 voted)
Stars: Shawnee Smith, Donovan Leitch, Kevin Dillon
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
Sheriff Herb Geller
Deputy Bill Briggs
Ricky Paull Goldin
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
Opening Weekend: $2,644,000
(7 August 1988)
Did You Know?
Rock salt was dyed purple to create the crystallized Blob for the ending of the movie.
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.
That's a first down. Ball at a thirty five-yard line.
The Code of horror protocol was broken in 1988
All bets were off when the five credited screenwriters decided, hey the
can kill a ten year old kid, and it can be fun.
This wise remake (re-imaging) based on the old Steve McQueen
drive-in hit delievers the horror/suspense goods in spades. And
than make a retread, they dropped a little 'explaination' into the frey
not only does it work, it enhances the original.
Kevin and Shawnee prove they can hold their own in the leading man
woman roles. It's odd that this really marks Kevin's biggest
to the entertainment world. Perhaps he looks too much like his
In any event, chills and spills in this wacked out story abound. I
who of us wouldn't be scared of a thing without a face — a thing that
eats everything in sight.