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!
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.
Film #3 of Hoop-Tober
The 1980s does it again. What a great decade for horror movies, and movies in general.
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.
Terror has no shape.
The Blob (1988) is a remake of the 1958 original which shared the same title and starred a young Steve McQueen. This remake has actually aged very well. The script was co-written by Frank Darabont, who directed three film adaptations of Stephen King stories, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Mist. The Blob has more in common with the latter. It's directed with gusto by Chuck Russell and features excellent camera work from Mark Irwin (David Cronenberg's regular cinematographer). This is one of the most purely entertaining horror films I've had the pleasure of sitting through. It's imaginative, suspenseful and features wonderful SFX, especially during the inventive and varied death scenes. Kevin Dillon (younger…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The hero sports a magnificent mullet, a leather jacket, rides a bike and has attitude. The teenage rebel and the local cheerleader save the town from the Blob and the shady government types in hazmat suits who are chasing it for nefarious purposes of their own. Frank Darabont co-scripts this enjoyable remake that is often played for laughs, but has frightening visual effects and memorable deaths. The creature is slightly reconceived with the ability to develop appendages, and by being covered with an acidic membrane to dissolve its victims - it could easily be the waste product of H. R. Geiger's Aliens. Generally it's superior to the amateurish original, apart from its lack of Steve McQueen and a catchy Burt Bacharach title tune.
I put this on thinking it would be some mindless cheesy fun.
This movie's fucking horrifying.
Someone hold me.
My memory of the original is vague, but the ’88 remake was a big surprise, a rather ingeniously modulated balance between camp and excess.
It's been a long time since I've seen it and I can't believe how much of it I didn't remember. I always liked the film, but remembered it being quite cheesy and silly. It was surprisingly solid, with amazing effects, good visuals and balancing comedy and actual horror very well. Donovan Leitch also caught my eye when I was younger and was hotter than I remembered, but sadly wasn't in the film for very long - the rest of the cast is oddly exceptionally hideous.
Competently realized action-horror flick with the occasional tongue-in-cheek moment. It has the feel of a Wes Craven film (colourful, quickly progressing, tightly edited, nice sets, acceptable or good acting) so I wasn't surprised to learn that it was the director of the third Elm Street movie who remade the 50s sci fi classic, updating it utilizing 80s technology and mainstream mentality. The slime ball -- the result of a government experiment -- is he main attraction of course, and, while the film as a whole never is particularly scary, the monster itself often looks creepy, whether in a situation where it extends its tentacles to snatch a singular victim or rolls its huge cyst-like body across the ground, crushing and absorbing anyone who stands in its way.
So much to like here, too bad the thing is basically mis-cast from top to bottom.
“Chew on that, slimeball.”
I got caught up in the Twilight Time The Blob Blu-ray craze. I know I’d seen this at some point but couldn’t remember one thing about it other than a guy gets sucked down a sink drain. Seriously, that moment will mess with your head as a kid. I wouldn’t look down a drain for weeks. And because I don’t remember anything else, I’ve deemed that it fits the Shame-a-thon concept since I dropped $30 on a movie I don’t really remember watching.
Also, I’d forgotten about my Shawnee Smith crush. Watch The Blob, Summer School and Who’s Harry Crumb for the Shawnee Smith trifecta.
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