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The Blob (1958)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 12 September 1958 (USA)
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 ...
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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 ...
Fire Chief
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

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Indescribable... Indestructible! Nothing Can Stop It! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

12 September 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Glob  »

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Budget:

$240,000 (estimated)
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| (Blu-ray Unrated Edition)

Sound Mix:

| (Western Electric Recording)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The old man's cabin and the crater were filmed in a soundstage. There were two versions of the cabin built. One was full size for the actors to use. The second version was only about three feet high and was used in the background of wide shots to create a false perspective. See more »

Goofs

When the doctor pulls back the blanket off the old man, it is clearly visible that the blob is oozing on to the old man's chest. Then on the closeup, the blob is only on the old man's hand and arm. The next long shot shows the Blob over the man's chest again. See more »

Quotes

Tony Gressette: All right, Steve. You made us waste our 80 cents, now what gives?
[all the teenagers demand to know what's going on]
Steve Andrews: Would you believe me if I told you there was something inside of that rock we found tonight? Something that could wipe out this whole town?
Tony Gressette: [all the teenagers laugh] Hey, knock it off! Go ahead, Steve.
Steve Andrews: I saw this thing kill Doc Hallen tonight.
[all the kids are shocked]
Steve Andrews: That's right.
Tony Gressette: What is it?
Steve Andrews: I don't know, but one thing's for certain, if it can kill Doctor Hallen, it can kill ...
[...]
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.46 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

THE BLOB
Written by Burt Bacharach & Mack David
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A True Classic
29 August 2004 | by (NYC, NY) – See all my reviews

No hidden agenda. Pure scifi. All fun.

I saw the original on TV and was scared pretty bad. I was a kid :)

The original one can be appreciated more when compared to the new one which I saw and have forgotten. The original one, starring the great movie star Steve McQueen (BULLET), is by far the better and only version anyone should see.

The movie production is dated, but the fx used to make the Blob stands up the test of time. I was convinced that that thing was moving on its own accord. 10/10

-Zafoid


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