MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,588 this week

Beware! The Blob (1972)

GP  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  21 June 1972 (USA)
4.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.1/10 from 1,047 users  
Reviews: 45 user | 28 critic

A technician brings a frozen specimen of the original Blob back from the North Pole. When his wife accidentally defrosts the thing, it terrorizes the populace, including the local hippies, kittens, and bowlers.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Interview: Magic Mike

The Magic Mike XXL guys give some relationship advice to a 74-year-old fan.

Watch Now

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1373 titles
created 03 Jan 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 19 Dec 2011
 
W2C
a list of 2 titles
created 06 Dec 2012
 
a list of 1161 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 28 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Beware! The Blob" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Beware! The Blob (1972)

Beware! The Blob (1972) on IMDb 4.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Beware! The Blob.

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Black Mamba (1974)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

An American physician living in the Philippines does battle with an evil witch.

Director: George Rowe
Stars: John Ashley, Marlene Clark, Pilar Pilapil
The Blob (1958)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

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

Directors: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., Russell S. Doughten Jr.
Stars: Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Alien creatures invade a small town and a group of four teenagers, plus one little boy, try to escape from them.

Director: Douglas McKeown
Stars: Charles George Hildebrandt, Tom DeFranco, Richard Lee Porter
Ghoulies (1984)
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A young man and his girlfriend move into an man's old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a need to control ancient demons.

Director: Luca Bercovici
Stars: Lisa Pelikan, Peter Liapis, Michael Des Barres
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A shower of meteorites produces a glow that blinds anyone that looks at it. As it was such a beautiful sight, most people were watching, and as a consequence, 99% of the population go blind... See full summary »

Directors: Steve Sekely, Freddie Francis
Stars: Nicole Maurey, Howard Keel, Janette Scott
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An alien creature stalks human prey.

Director: Greydon Clark
Stars: Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Tarah Nutter
Dinosaurus! (1960)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

After undersea explosions near a Caribbean island, prehistoric creatures are unleashed on the unsuspecting population. Freed from his watery tomb, as well, is a very friendly Neanderthal ... See full summary »

Director: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
Stars: Ward Ramsey, Paul Lukather, Kristina Hanson
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In the beginning of the movie you see a woman getting raped by a man-creature of some sort. The movie takes place years later when the child that was a result of that rape is on the rampage... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Mora
Stars: Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, Paul Clemens
4D Man (1959)
Sci-Fi | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two brothers, scientists Scott and Tony Nelson, develop an amplifier which enables a person to enter a 4th dimensional state, allowing him to pass through any object. Scott experiments on ... See full summary »

Director: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
Stars: Robert Lansing, Lee Meriwether, James Congdon
Dark Night of the Scarecrow (TV Movie 1981)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In a small town, a wrongfully killed man exacts revenge on those who murdered him beyond the grave.

Director: Frank De Felitta
Stars: Charles Durning, Robert F. Lyons, Claude Earl Jones
The Blob (2016)
Horror | Sci-Fi

A strange life form used for government weapons testing consumes everything in its path as it grows bigger and bigger.

Director: Simon West
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson
Blob (TV Series 2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A dark comedic series about disconnection and desensitization. The one thing the BLOB will not allow, is something outside it.

Stars: Daniel Craig, Erin Dohony, Jeff Familetti
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Bobby Hartford (as Robert Walker)
...
Lisa Clark
Richard Stahl ...
Edward Fazio
Richard Webb ...
Sheriff Jones
...
Hair Stylist
Godfrey Cambridge ...
Chester Hargis
...
Young Hobo
...
Leslie
Marlene Clark ...
Mariane Hargis
...
Joe, Ape-Suited Party Guest
J.J. Johnston ...
Deputy Kelly Davis
Danny Goldman ...
Bearded Teenager
Rockne Tarkington ...
Deputy Williams
...
Scoutmaster Adleman
Tiger Joe Marsh ...
The Naked Turk
Edit

Storyline

A technician brings a frozen specimen of the original Blob back from the North Pole. When his wife accidentally defrosts the thing, it terrorizes the populace, including the local hippies, kittens, and bowlers.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

... is back in a horrifying new adventure See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 June 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Chip Off the Old Blob  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Improvisation actor Del Close who appears as 'Hobo Wearing Eyepatch' would later play a much larger role as 'Reverend Meeker' in the 1988 remake of 'The Blob'. See more »

Goofs

On the uniforms worn by Scoutmaster Dick Van Patten's boys, no two troop members are wearing the same unit number. See more »

Quotes

Unidentified rabblerouser: Hippie, schmippie!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Blob (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Beware! The Blob
by Mort Garson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Not the BEST horror movie ever made, but certainly not the WORST....
24 June 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

OK, I don't know why people knock this movie. I saw this when I was a kid, and it genuinely scared the crap out of me. I watch it now, and it still gives me the creeps in some scenes, the hippie getting his (final) haircut, for example.

I think Larry Hagman made this movie just to have some fun, and it clearly shows. I mean come on, where else are you going to see Burgess Meredith (God rest his soul) as a hippie? Some of the scenes were just plain hilarious, such as the scenes with Dick van Patten and the Boy Scouts, for example. Watching him talk to Lisa in the beginning, and getting annoyed at the scouts because of the "Kerbangers" later on, were terrific. I would have liked to have seen what happened to his character, but I guess we can figure it out for ourselves, eh?

Like I said, it looks like Larry and company had a lot of fun.

Give it a chance, and check it out. You won't be disappointed.

Kevin


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
2 Scenes I remember, was this the movie? bleudie
The funniest film of all time gormster
need to find out what movie this is..like the blob panda_bear_11
Taped off t.v. jclauser
where was Del Close markmc-3
HELP!!! Can anybody help me with the name of this movie? lyricalcloud
Discuss Beware! The Blob (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?