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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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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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On his 30th birthday, he's back: bigger, faster, hungrier, meaner and deadlier than before...Guess he'll have his cake and eat it too. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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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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The film, co-written by Frank Darabont - who has adapted a number of Stephen King's works for the screen - contains several references to King's novel 'The Stand':
  • In the novel, a viral "superflu" is engineered by the U.S. government in a biological weapons laboratory that is accidentally unleashed, resulting in a worldwide pandemic; in the film, the blob is likewise the result of experiments in biological warfare accidentally unleashed by the government. Additionally, though the government agents know the blob's true nature, they tell the citizens of Asheville that they are dealing with a highly contagious disease.


  • Kevin Dillon plays Brian Flagg; the demonic Randall Flagg appeared in several of King's novels, making his first appearance in THE STAND.


  • The blob's first victim, the homeless man, is credited as "Can Man," a reference to the STAND character "Trash Can Man." Trash Can Man was Randall Flagg's most devoted follower; in this film, Can Man shares nearly all his scenes with Brian Flagg.


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Goofs

When Meg gets out of her car to talk to Brian as he's walking down the street at night, the head of a boom Mic is reflected on the window of the china shop at the far left of the screen just before the camera stops moving backwards See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Announcer: That's a first down. Ball at a thirty five-yard line.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Soundtracks

You Don't Have To Move The Mountain
Written by Keith Whitley
Performed by Hot Rize
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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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