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The Blob (1958)

Not Rated  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  12 September 1958 (USA)
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An alien lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Steve Andrews (as Steven McQueen)
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Jane Martin (as Aneta Corseaut)
Earl Rowe ...
Olin Howland ...
Old Man (as Olin Howlin)
Stephen Chase ...
Dr. T. Hallen (as Steven Chase)
John Benson ...
George Karas ...
Officer Ritchie
Lee Payton ...
Kate the Nurse
Elbert Smith ...
Henry Martin
Hugh Graham ...
Mr. Andrews
Vincent Barbi ...
George - Cafe Owner (as Vince Barbi)
Audrey Metcalf ...
Elizabeth Martin
Jasper Deeter ...
Civil Defense Volunteer
Tom Ogden
Elinor Hammer ...
Mrs. Porter
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Storyline

A mysterious creature from another planet, resembling a giant blob of jelly, lands on earth. The people of a nearby small town refuse to listen to some teenagers who have witnessed the blob's destructive power. In the meantime, the blob just keeps on getting bigger. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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It crawls.... It creeps.... It eats you alive! See more »


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Release Date:

12 September 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Glob  »

Box Office

Budget:

$240,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The actual Blob, a mixture of red dye and silicone, has never dried out and is still kept in the original five-gallon pail in which it was shipped to the production company in 1958 from Union Carbide. It was put on display over the years as a part of the annual Blobfest, held over a three-day period each summer in Phoenixville, PA, which provided a number of the shooting locales for the film. In addition to displaying the Blob and miniatures used in the shooting, the event features a reenactment of the famous scene in which panicked theatergoers rush to exit the town's still-functioning Colonial Theater, as well as several showings of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Steve, Jane and their friends are examining the meteorite (Blob's pod), it's clearly still hot as everyone is juggling it around like a hot potato. As the dialogue continues though, the bloke with the shell just casually continues to hold onto it. See more »

Quotes

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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: When the movie ends it shows the blob being dropped into the Arctic."THE END "appears and changes into a question mark. See more »


Soundtracks

THE BLOB
Written by Burt Bacharach & Mack David
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User Reviews

Gobs of Fun
2 November 2004 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

What a fun time can be had watching The Blob! A meteorite with a blob inside it lands, attatches itself to an old man's hand, engulfs the old man, a nurse, a doctor, and so on...until it is a huge mass of jelly-like substance squeezing through small openings and killing anything and everything in its path. A very young Steve McQueen plays the small-town teenager who just can't get any of the establishment(adults) to listen to him. The film was shot with a shoestring budget and the actors, with the exception of McQueen who shows talent and personality even at this youthful age, range from mediocre to downright bad(Doc Hallen for example), but none of that is overly important to the monster itself. Nothing like it had ever been on film before and some scenes stand out as decidedly very original and memorable. The Spook Movie festival in the movie theater and the finale at the diner are such classic scenes.


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