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The Blob (1958)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 10 September 1958 (USA)
An alien lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Steve Andrews (as Steven McQueen)
... Jane Martin (as Aneta Corseaut)
... Lt. Dave
... Old Man (as Olin Howlin)
... Dr. T. Hallen (as Steven Chase)
... Sgt. Jim Bert
George Karas ... Officer Ritchie
... Kate the Nurse
Elbert Smith ... Henry Martin
Hugh Graham ... Mr. Andrews
Vincent Barbi ... George - Cafe Owner (as Vince Barbi)
Audrey Metcalf ... Elizabeth Martin
Jasper Deeter ... Civil Defense Volunteer
Tom Ogden ... Fire Chief
Elinor Hammer ... Mrs. Porter
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Storyline

A mysterious creature from another planet, resembling a giant blob of jelly, lands on earth. The people of a nearby small town refuse to listen to some teenagers who have witnessed the blob's destructive power. In the meantime, the blob just keeps on getting bigger. Written by Rob Hartill

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Bloated with the blood of its victims! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 September 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Glob  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$240,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,000,000, 31 December 1958
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Runtime:

| (Blu-ray Unrated Edition)

Sound Mix:

| (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

When Steve and Jane go to the police station to report the death of Dr. Hallen, the calendar on the wall reveals that it is July 1957. See more »

Goofs

As the theater audience flees the blob, many of the extras can be seen laughing and smiling. See more »

Quotes

Tony Gressette: [Steve stops outside the phone booth to call the police] Go on!
Steve Andrews: You talk to them, Tony.
Tony Gressette: Me? Why me?
Steve Andrews: I'm supposed to be home asleep, if they think I'm running around loose, they'll never believe us.
Al: Yeah yeah, here's a dime. Come on, come on!
Tony Gressette: What'll I say?
Steve Andrews: Ask for Dave, and listen Tony, you give it to him straight. Tell him to get out to this store quick! You tell him to bring every piece of hardware he can find in the police station!
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: When the movie ends it shows the blob being dropped into the Arctic."THE END "appears and changes into a question mark. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

THE BLOB
Written by Burt Bacharach & Mack David
Performed by The Five Blobs, arranged by and all vocals by Bernie Knee
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The very first
12 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

Absolutely the very first film that scared me to death. I happened catch it when my older brother(r.i.p.) was watching it. It was on a black and white TV and not really a good picture but it got me interested. Shortly after, my folks bought a color set and, as luck would have it, The Million Dollar Movie was showing it one Sunday.

I had forgotten most of the plot, but it did not take long to catch up...and I got so scared I had a hard time sleeping that night! I mean sure it was just a movie but it involved a creature that not only came from space, but you could not hear it, or see it...and once it got hold of you it was too late. Even now, after all this time it still sends a shiver up my spine. A true classic, and even better a classic that I have seen scare the pants off a new generation!

Long live The Blob!


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