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The Blob (1988)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  5 August 1988 (USA)
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A strange lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.

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Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob from another planet which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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If it had a mind, you could reason with it. If it had a face, you could look it in the eye. And if it had a body, you could shoot it. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 August 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La mancha voraz  »

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Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,247,943 (USA)
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Two minor roles were played by Playboy Playmates. Vicki De Soto was played by Erika Eleniak (July 1989) and Susie was played by Julie McCullough (February 1986). See more »

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Revenge of the 80's meets Remake Mania: The Blob
22 August 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

The Blob (1988) was a bloody and nasty update to the fifties "classic" horror/science fiction film THE BLOB. I actually prefer the remake (one of the few times you'll hear me say that) because it covered ground that the original failed to cover and the Blob looked meaner and nastier than the original pile of goo. Kevin Dillion stars as the reluctant hero. The story to the remake is very much the same (except for the expected eighties additions and themes). No hokey pokey stuff here folks. If you like the original then you probably wont enjoy this update. More horror than science fiction and the gore level is real high.

I hope they don't try and remake this movie again. I felt that once is enough. Kevin Dillion was enjoyable as the rapscallion who does good and Shawnee Smith is in hot mode, Bill Mosley, Donavan Leitch, Art La Fleur and Candy Clark co-star as well.

Recommended.


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