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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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Terror has no shape. 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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Trivia

All of the exteriors for the movie were shot in a small south Louisiana town called Abbeville. Abbeville is laid out almost exactly the same as Arbeville, Colorado, where the movie takes place. Abbeville was used because filming took place in late 1987 and Arbeville was covered in snow. It's just a weird coincedence that the names are so similar. 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]
Announcer: That's a first down. Ball at a thirty five-yard line.
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Crazy Credits

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"Better than the original?" not really relevant, its just "different!"
1 June 2002 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Given the 30 years gap between the two films....it certainly isn't "thirty years better"..... just 30 years different!

Certainly a good attempt at a remake but not within a bull's roar of John Carpenter's THE THING which blew the original out of the water! (Why, so many climed on its back I could never fathom!)

Dillon does an exemplarary job in an "I'm angry with everyone" McQueen reprise. Part LOST BOYS part EASY RIDER, Dillon handles the Blob pretty well. Lots of people die, some you might not expect but hey, like ET its the Government's fault again isn't it? Anyway, all the bad guys get their come-uppance, so no problem! Neat little ending too. Shame no movie producer has capitalised on it!


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