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The Blob (1958)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 12 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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Taglines:

Indescribable... Indestructible! Nothing Can Stop It! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 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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| (Blu-ray Unrated Edition)

Sound Mix:

| (Western Electric Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Aneta Corsaut. See more »

Goofs

Just before Steve and Jane attempt to hide in the freezer, Steve grabs a black steel pole leaning on the wall and hurls it at the Blob; when they come out again, the pole is back where it was originally. See more »

Quotes

Steve Andrews: You know, plenty of people in their right minds thought they saw stuff like flying saucers. The light was just right in the angle of the imagination. And oh boy if that's what this is, this is just an ordinary night, and you and I are going to go home to sleep, and tomorrow the sun will shine just like yesterday, good old yesterday.
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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 Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.17 (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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A Classic All On It's Own
27 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

I look at this page, and it seems disapproving to me to have to listen to someone ramble and rant at a real classic. Sure, I agree to let everyone have their opinion, but here's mine:

This movie should not be missed by any classic horror watcher, and should be seen many casual viewers around the world. Sure, it has lost some of it's flair and greatness with age, especially in todays world of CGI effects, but that's not why you should like it.

You should like it because it actually is a scary movie, even for today's standards. It's overall ickyness will creep you out just as much as the original audiences, so don't slam a classic if you haven't given it a chance. Watch it, but not with a critical attitude. Watch it to have fun, how it was originally intended.


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