Scream now, while there's still room to breathe.
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.
Up there with the greatest horror remakes ever made; The Blob perfectly updates the original story without losing the charm of the original concept. It doesn't even rely heavily on the asteroid from space element, which is an intelligent decision as films like Night of the Creeps and Killer Klowns from Outer Space (which came out the same year) already did that in the 80s. Instead we get a very cool governmental conspiracy element, that means lots of guys running around in white hazmat suits.
As for the effects, I feel that only The Thing and Day of the Dead top The Blob. Every single kill is brilliant and chilling. I remember on a first time watch that my mind was completely blown during the kitchen scene.
In summation, if you've never seen the remake of The Blob, then you owe it to yourself to seek it out this Halloween season.
"Your meteor brought something all right, but if it is a germ it's the biggest son of a bitch you've ever seen!"
I have never seen the original The Blob but I plan on seeing it sometime this year. This movie is really good. Chuck Russel takes a very B-Movie concept and elevates it to a scary horror movie. I mean it's still a B-Movie, but it's a B-Movie with suspense and it's scary. The chase in the sewer is really suspenseful and and well done. Also the special effects are great and prove you don't need any sh**y CGI to make an effective movie. It's so scary how they show people getting dissected by the Blob. It's also well written. I will say the "bad boy" doesn't really do anything wrong and he's actually quite nice for being an apparent a**hole.…
I'd seen a lot of positive Letterboxd buzz about this film, but I wasn't expecting much from it. I thought this would be one of those "cult favourites" that make me feel like I've arrived late to a party and missed an in-joke. But, as it turns out, this was not only a great remake, but also a brilliant horror film in its own right. Early on it keeps it light, in line with the B-Movie spirit of the original, but there is also a brooding tension throughout, reminiscent of 80s John Carpenter and combined with its excellent effects work, at times I felt like I was watching an unofficial sequel to The Thing.
What a pleasant surprise. Thanks to those who sang its praises and put it on my radar.
OH. MY. FUCKING. GOD.
This is without question one of the greatest horror movies I have ever seen. It's tense and scary and funny and tight and perfect and has one of the best jump scares I have ever seen.
I feel like I need to go take a shower.
A hero with a mullet, kicking ass beside Shawnee Smith. Usually movies like this have lifeless characters, or cliched. I found the characters in this movie to be more quirky, than cliched. The bits of gore that are shown through out the film really make this movie a gem, plus the idea that, just cause they are heroes don't mean they won't die.
The premise was interesting enough, reminded me of the Andromeda Strain in a way and the effects hold up well enough. But the best part of the movie...they left it open for a sequel, but NEVER made one.
Let's hope they leave this as is.
This remake of the iconic 50's classic is often over-looked and about as underrated as they come. It's got a solid cast, amazing practical effects that rival modern day CG and is simply a blast to watch.
Given its pedigree - a cheapo remake of a camp, quite poor 50s b-movie most notable for featuring a young Steve McQueen - this has no right to be anywhere near as good as it is.
With time taken to set up a movie-believable, sort of Twin Peaksy sort of town (a feeling aided by a cameo from Lynch regular Jack Nance), inventively disgusting death sequences, and one of my new favourite horror heroines in Swanee Smith's Meg, this is a bit of eighties excess I will be only too happy to revisit.
Gore-soaked redo of the '58 matinee classic. Contains a pleasing number of shocks, including, but not limited to, Kevin Dillon's hairdo.
The 1988 version of The Blob is a good example of how a horror remake should be handled. It’s updated for its time, and tells its own story, while still paying homage to the original film. It has the right kinds of similarities and differences. And, perhaps most importantly, it’s done reasonably well. I don’t think it’s really all that more likely to frighten anybody than the original — we’re still talking about a mobile pile of goo here — but it’s a film that takes the concept from the original 1950s horror film and successfully transplants it into the style of a 1980s horror film. Read full review
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This one I really liked! Ok I know it's a little stupid, some alien freak flubbery thing has a hunger and his main course are humans. But come on! Everybody loves to watch a movie and don't use a single braincell!
And yes, the good girl will fall for the bad guy, isn't that just romantic?
Así como tuvimos Alien vs. Depredador y Freddy vs. Jason, me encantaría ver un The Blob vs. The Thing (de Carpenter).
Creo que tuve una infancia un poco extraña porque esta película es de las cosas que recuerdo con más cariño.
Recuerdo que no me la perdía cada que la pasaban en Canal 5; doblada al español, obviamente. De hecho aún ubico alguna de las voces: la voz de Aioria de los caballeros del Zodiaco cómo Flanagan y la voz de Steve Hyuga cómo uno de los dudes que se muere (jojo).
Remake de una película de los 50's (que nunca me he decidido a ver), The Blob ó "La Mancha Voraz" como se conoce en Latinoamérica, nos presenta una trama muy de los 80: una criatura del espacio que amenaza un poblado de USA (muy a la Critters). También tenemos…
A seminal film. During the first viewing, when we was a wee 10 year old group, a friend left during. Someone vomited (not really). I couldn't go to the bathroom for weeks without the image of... THE BLOB.
Shawnee Smith. Kids eaten by blobs in sewers. Football jocks melting. It still haunts me.
Yeah, this is amazing.