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.
besides "the thing" and "the fly" one of the great horror remakes of the eightys. yes, the idea of a jelly going apeshit sounds cheesy at first, but the gore and the great effects do their job just fine...
Following on from Dreamscape, I wanted to watch another of the films I adored as a video shop geek growing up, and I upon hearing about a new remake arriving soon, I thought 'why not?'.
Some great practical FX mix with your usual air of small town 80's horror to great effect. Kevin Dillon plays the horrendously haired town rebel with a heart, and Saw veteran Shawnee Smith the fiercely independent cheerleader. Co-written by Frank Darabont, so of course, Jeffrey deMunn turns up as the town sheriff. I love this film and can only hope we Brits finally get the blu-ray release America have had.
Easily identifiable as a product of its time, this remake of The Blob showcases the delightful camp so synonymous of 80’s monster movies. Inflicting this immediately, Russell’s film works itself as little more than this, always retaining the silly pseudo-nature a film about a deadly blob demands to keep the events exciting from the get-go to the film’s gooey and oddly beautiful finale. Russell achieves a lot here, mostly in the simplicity of the narrative and how willingly he is in providing a carefree enterprise, but The Blob truly works because of its visual effects, which reach the disgusting brilliance of those present in John Carpenter’s The Thing. Unreal.
The Town That Dreaded Blobdown.
Everyone hooking up at the start of the movie, guess the Blob is gonna come in and ruin that. Kevin Dillon has INSANE hair. Like all good movies a comet hits the Earth and an evil Blob is released. Loads of wink wink nudge nudge grown ups shit talking horror movies. Big laughs, "ribbed".
The Blob is some nasty corrosive gelatinous bastard so that means awesome special effects and gore scenes. The phone box kill in particular is a work of art. The Blob ain't gonna tolerate sexual assault because the Blob is righteous.
Moves a tad slowly at times (the movie not the Blob...although yeah, the Blob isn't the fastest thing on no legs)…
Not bad but I thought it was better when i came out.
This is a fun movie with great effects. It has all the components to be a great 80's horror offering but somehow falls a little short.
Ridiculously enjoyable. Great effects and incredible suspense. And people say the 80's sucked.
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.
Film #1 of my Hoop-cember make-up month marathon.
I first saw this film in 2008. The same year as I saw Night of the Creeps. Both of which I disliked and made it known the internet-wide (because I have a huge mouth, ask anyone). (Be thankful I don't vlog.) Since the Bushy years are over, I've decided to become a wiser viewer and give both films a second chance. For Creeps, it paid off. Not that a 5/10 to a 6/10 is a giant leap or anything but it's okay. I was wrong there and, stubborn as I am, I have no problem admitting it. However, with Blob, turns out I was right on the money. Which disappoints me given…
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