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The Blob (1958)

Not Rated | | 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 ...
Lee Payton ...
Elbert Smith ...
Hugh Graham ...
Vincent Barbi ...
George - Cafe Owner (as Vince Barbi)
Audrey Metcalf ...
Jasper Deeter ...
Civil Defense Volunteer
Tom Ogden ...
Elinor Hammer ...
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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

Taglines:

Bloated with the blood of its victims! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 September 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Glob  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$240,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,000,000, 31 December 1958
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Blu-ray Unrated Edition)

Sound Mix:

| (Western Electric Recording)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bart Sloane is credited for special effects. He also served as the art director and animator. He created the animated sequence and main title over which the cast and credits were matted. His other animated sequences included the shot of the electric cable being shot off of the pole and the live electric line striking the blob. He also created the matte paintings. See more »

Goofs

When Steve and Jane stop to help the old man on the road, The Blob is covering the old man's right hand. The Blob is supposed to absorb flesh on contact. However, the old man clearly touches The Blob with his left hand, and that hand is not affected. See more »

Quotes

Steve Andrews: [trying to get everybody's attention] Listen, now listen to me, everybody, this town is in danger. Now, several people have been killed already! Now we - we had to make this noise so you would listen to us, so we could warn you!
Man: If we're in trouble, where're the police?
Sgt. Jim Bert: [sees Steve] You, boy, this time you really hanged yourself.
Steve Andrews: Now, look, Sarge. Just give me a chance to talk to them, that's all.
Sgt. Jim Bert: I don't know what kind of stunt it is you're pulling here, but whatever it is, it's going to stop ...
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Crazy Credits

Keith Almoney, who plays Jane's little brother Danny, had his name misspelled in the credits as "Kieth Almoney." See more »

Connections

Featured in Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

THE BLOB
Written by Burt Bacharach & Mack David
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User Reviews

 
Beware Of The Blob!!
9 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

The Blob was everything that a 1950s Teen/Horror flick should be.

It was fun, goofy, contained plenty of laughable dialogue, and, yes, it was actually quite entertaining, in a cheesy sort of way.

Bad-boy actor Steve McQueen, as Steve Andrews, leads the local teenagers into a battle to save their town from being swallowed up by a giant glop of cherry-coloured Jell-O from outer space.

True. The Blob isn't really very good - But, how can you hate a movie a crazy that's as this?

The Blob is definitely worth checking out.

It even features a title song that was written by Burt Bacharach.


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