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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Taylor (as Donovan Leitch)
Sharon Spelman ...
Soldier #2


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


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 »


Horror | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

5 August 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La mancha voraz  »

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Box Office


$19,000,000 (estimated)


$8,247,943 (USA)

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The sheriff was named after famous jazz musician Herb Geller. See more »


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[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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Written by Mike Slamer
Performed by Mike Slamer
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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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