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Beware! The Blob (1972)

A technician brings a frozen specimen of the original Blob back from the North Pole. When his wife accidentally defrosts the thing, it terrorizes the populace, including the local hippies, kittens, and bowlers.

Director:

Larry Hagman

Writers:

Jack Woods (screenplay), Anthony Harris (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Walker Jr. ... Bobby Hartford (as Robert Walker)
Gwynne Gilford ... Lisa Clark
Richard Stahl ... Edward Fazio
Richard Webb ... Sheriff Jones
Shelley Berman ... Hair Stylist
Godfrey Cambridge ... Chester Hargis
Larry Hagman ... Young Hobo
Carol Lynley ... Leslie
Marlene Clark ... Mariane Hargis
Gerrit Graham ... Joe, Ape-Suited Party Guest
J.J. Johnston ... Deputy Kelly Davis
Danny Goldman ... Bearded Teenager
Rockne Tarkington ... Deputy Williams
Dick Van Patten ... Scoutmaster Adleman
Tiger Joe Marsh Tiger Joe Marsh ... The Naked Turk
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A technician brings a frozen specimen of the original Blob back from the North Pole. When his wife accidentally defrosts the thing, it terrorizes the populace, including the local hippies, kittens, and bowlers.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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... is back in a horrifying new adventure See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Trivia

Harris felt "Beware! The Blob" was too "funny" and not "scary enough" to be successful. See more »

Goofs

When Leslie and Lisa are preparing for the party, Lisa asks Leslie "Do you think it's going to be hard to get him over here?" and Leslie says "I don't think so". Then moments later, Leslie turns to Lisa and says "Hey, do you think you'll have any trouble getting Bobby here?" and Lisa reacts confidently "Oh sure, it won't be any problem." See more »

Quotes

Unidentified rabblerouser: Hippie, schmippie!
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Alternate Versions

The original release began with a four-minute pre-credits scene of a bulldozer's encounter with unearthing the frozen Blob at a construction site in the snow-covered Arctic landscape. Without this scene, there is no explanation of Chester's job on the pipeline, or of what is in his container, or where and exactly how did he obtain his Blob sample from. See more »

Connections

Featured in Trailer Trauma Part 4: Television Trauma (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Party Pooper
(uncredited)
by Mort Garson
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User Reviews

sick, creepy, comedy-horror!
26 November 2003 | by googlemorfSee all my reviews

If I had not seen BEWARE!THE BLOB as an impressionable youth, maybe I could look at it as a cheezy, poorly acted, uneven special effects, campy movie. But there is something sinister going on in this flick, and untill I read a mini revue in CULT MAGAZINE I thought maybe I was just being sensitive. A follow-up to the famous original about a man eating jello from outer space, most critics said something to the effect that BEWARE! THE BLOB doesn't know if it wants to be a horror movie or a comedy, so it fails at both, but I don't agree with that sum-up. I think Larry Hagman (and, or the writers)did something unlike anything done before. In a Horror-comedy, the humor is there to relieve the horror. HERE they got it backwards! We see characters doing goofy sit-com type things, and then they get eaten by the blob! I find the mix of styles very disturbing. This movie gave me nightmares as a kid, and I still can't shake it off! I think Hagman also had a lot of contempt at the time he made this flick. The characters are usually stupid and brain dead to their surroundings, making them easy prey (they are all self-absorbed before being blob-absorbed!). I find the bowling ally attack to be very effective despite the uneven special effects. I know some of you may think I'm taking this silly movie way to seriously and, okay, maybe I am.. But now when you go to a bowling ally, or to the barbers, or sit back in your easy chair just like Godfry Cambridge did, you may just think twice.. BEWARE!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Son of Blob See more »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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