We're about half way through the Underrated Series and have finally reached one of the big genres. I'm expecting lots…
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.
Meg Penny says.. "Daddy I want you to meet my friend Paul"
Pharmacist Mr. Penny yells.. "Ribbed!!!"
A modern update to the 1958 Classic complete with MORE gore, horror and Blob antics to Galore!
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.
Whenever I watch this film I'm always surprised at how good it is.
They could've just decided to make a gross movie, but instead they went for it and made a really gross movie. Like the Blob doesn't give a crap about who it eats and how much flesh it melts off of them. As always, it's confusing to have Kevin Dillon as the hero because, you know, Kevin Dillon. Shawnee Smith is really good and seems like a nice person.
Now THIS is how you do a remake right, folks. No, not by hiring Kevin Dillon, but by taking a film that had a cool idea and trying to do that idea right. Genuinely scary effects (and quite excellent too, except for a couple of minutes of bluescreen toward the end) with more than a few completely unexpected twists. Always room for jello!
Well done, The Blob remake - except for like, making barely back half your budget. The first remake of The Blob - a second seems imminent - was the kind of movie that got no critical notice in theatres, but when it got to video it started picking up a vocal fandom.
And it's easy to see why - every scene with the blob is great. Good effects, gore which is gross without giving the fun too nasty of an edge. The scene in the movie theatre is fantastic, and there are any number of other good setpieces, big and small.
Problem is: Kevin Dillon. He's not a bad actor, but he's no one's idea of a leading man. It's…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Such a fun film, i could immediately watch it again.
I really how they kill off some of the main characters, you don't know who's next.
If I'd seen this as a kid it would have been my favorite movie. As it is...PRETTY FUN. It is weird though how Shawnee Smith hasn't aged too much in almost 30 years though. And how Kevin Dillon pretty much looks and sounds identical to his brother Matt. And how Frank Darabont wrote this and it basically ends with the twist from The Mist, which Darabont adapted into a film a couple decades later. Not that I mind or anything.
I can watch all or parts of this movie and have a great time. It is a great guilty pleasure movie with good special effects for the era.
Have yet to see the original, but this version of The Blob is awesome and I'm very fond of it.
The last time I saw this was when I was a kid and I stayed up late against my parents wishes to see it. The thing the I loved about it then was the gore and Shawnee Smith, I'm no longer impressed by gore but Shawnee Smith that's another subject altogether. As far as remakes go this ones pretty good and I still enjoy it.
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