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The Blob (1958)

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An alien lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Andrews (as Steven McQueen)
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


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


Indescribable... indestructible... insatiable See more »


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Release Date:

12 September 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Glob  »

Box Office


$240,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


This independent production was originally picked up by Paramount Pictures for use on the bottom half of a double bill with Paramount's production, I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958). Early marketing tests and initial bookings indicated that a larger share of the ticket buyers were coming for this film rather than the top-billed picture, so it became the main feature and more money was spent on its promotion. See more »


Steve doesn't have his headlights on and it's supposedly night time. See more »


[last lines]
Lieutenant Dave: At least we've got it stopped.
Steve Andrews: Yeah, as long as the Arctic stays cold.
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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 »


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Written by Burt Bacharach & Mack David
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A Classic All On It's Own
27 December 2002 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I look at this page, and it seems disapproving to me to have to listen to someone ramble and rant at a real classic. Sure, I agree to let everyone have their opinion, but here's mine:

This movie should not be missed by any classic horror watcher, and should be seen many casual viewers around the world. Sure, it has lost some of it's flair and greatness with age, especially in todays world of CGI effects, but that's not why you should like it.

You should like it because it actually is a scary movie, even for today's standards. It's overall ickyness will creep you out just as much as the original audiences, so don't slam a classic if you haven't given it a chance. Watch it, but not with a critical attitude. Watch it to have fun, how it was originally intended.

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