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The Blob (1988)

 -  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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In this remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents, his least-liked schoolteacher and other ... See full summary »

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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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5 August 1988 (USA)  »

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The Blob  »

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Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,247,943 (USA)
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Trivia

The motorcycles used by Kevin Dillon in the film are a 500cc T100R Triumph Tiger and a 200cc T20 Triumph Tiger Cub for the jumps. See more »

Goofs

When Meg and the two boys are running to leave the theatre through the side exit, you can see the Steadicam operator's shadow on the door they go through while the projector is flashing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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Crazy Credits

"Blob Wrangler" is one of the texts in the credits. See more »

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The Code of horror protocol was broken in 1988
17 October 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Thank God.

All bets were off when the five credited screenwriters decided, hey the monster can kill a ten year old kid, and it can be fun.

This wise remake (re-imaging) based on the old Steve McQueen solid drive-in hit delievers the horror/suspense goods in spades. And rather than make a retread, they dropped a little 'explaination' into the frey and not only does it work, it enhances the original.

Kevin and Shawnee prove they can hold their own in the leading man and woman roles. It's odd that this really marks Kevin's biggest contribution to the entertainment world. Perhaps he looks too much like his brother.

In any event, chills and spills in this wacked out story abound. I mean, who of us wouldn't be scared of a thing without a face -- a thing that just eats everything in sight.

Catch it.


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