[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Scream now, while there's still room to breathe. Terror has no shape.
Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob which is the spawn of a secret government germ warfare project which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously, while government agents try to cover up the evidence and confine the creature.
Film #3 of Hoop-Tober
The 1980s does it again. What a great decade for horror movies, and movies in general.
A friend's barn, an oldish projector, a PA system, a DVD copy of one of the best remakes ever made, and about 20 minutes of lite work, resulted in a make shift drive-in that pretty much duplicated the real experience, except for the fact that the screen was smaller, there was no concession food, and there was zero making out, at least in my car. On future make shift drive-in nights though, I hope to rectify these three things. Well, at least the making out part.
In remaking 1958's "The Blob," Chuck Russell adds a swiftness, potent sense of terror, and special effects polish to the original film's B-movie sensibilities. Made thirty years after the original horror film slipped and slid into theaters and drive-ins, Russell's "The Blob" turns the material of its predecessor into the basis of a slick, jolting, and horrific thrill ride.
Scripted by Russell and Frank Darabont, 1988's "The Blob" maintains the original film's premise. Treating that premise with deadly seriousness and beats of adventure, the new story adds a subplot dealing with the blob's origins. Other than that story thread, the film sticks to following the young residents of a town under siege by a deadly, gooey force. It is the…
Film #2 of Reelz' 31 Films of Horror
"Great, I killed the strawberry jam" should be listed on AFI's "100 Years...100 Movie Quotes" list, just sayin'.
The Blob completely terrified me as a kid for one reason and one reason alone: a damn kid died in it. Up until the time I saw this movie as a child, I hadn't seen a horror film in which a kid was killed by the monster of the movie. I saw it happen for the first time in this film and it was brutal. Even watching that death scene again tonight has left a lasting impression on me, or maybe it's because it terrified me so much as a child? I don't know.…
The effects work is among the best of the 80s, right up on the same pedestal as The Thing, which is the chummiest of company to be compared to. Highest of compliments. It's also one of the better horror remakes there is, right under The Thing, again. The big thing lacking is face hair but the mullet will suffice.
We have here one of those rare remake successes. I love the original Blob in all its 50s campy sci fi glory. This 80s remake manages to pay respect to the old while bringing in the disgusting new - the Blob and its kills are so graphic and gross. I loved it.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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The Blob cumple con horror, gore, risas, efectos especiales y una buena historia. Es una película que desde el principio (al matar al que creemos que es el protagonista a los 20 minutos) establece un tablero en el que cualquiera puede morir y nadie está a salvo. En este universo, hasta los niños pueden morir a manos de la criatura. Creo que por eso es tan emocionante: es totalmente impredecible.
Aparte, es una premisa que da para tanto, no me sorprende que por cuarta vez se esté intentando revivir idea.
i empathized with the projectionist character who dies
Nunca ví la original, así que como remake no tengo la menor idea si ésta es buena o mala.
Recuerdo que de niño, me asustaba ver la mancha voraz, de hecho, creo que es uno de los monstruos que más miedo le llegue a tener. Ahora entiendo eso: la pelicula tiene muertes muy cabronas y realmente grotescas.
El guión, como era de esperarse, es malito, pero no importa, aca lo que se viene a ver es al monstruo, el cual está muy bien hecho a excepción del final, que se le nota el cgi chafita de los 80's.
Benditos sean los 50's, que buen legado de monstruos scifi nos dejaron.
This film scared the crap out of me when I was 6 years old. Re-watching as an adult, I'm okay with that. Frank Darabont was involved!
Uninspired, just barely saved by some fantastic visual effects.
This is essentially the same movie as the 1958 original, but with significantly better effects, more suspense and humor, and the kind of gore that 1980s horror movies became known for. The only thing it lacked was a cameo by Steve McQueen from the original, but of course that couldn't have happened, since he died in 1980. Overall, a well-done remake.
A stone-cold classic.
Film #7 and Final Film of 12 Hours of Terror.
This film caught me off guard completely. It's a great monster flick with some assistance from Frank Darabont and fantastic practical effects.
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