[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.
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…
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 #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.
I always dismissed this as just another el cheapo horror remake, which are a dime a dozen, so I was really shocked at how much fun the film was from beginning to end. A fun, semi-self-aware story, memorable characters and most importantly fantastic gore.
To be perfectly honest we started watching this because we were in the mood to have fun with a bad horror film and ended up just enjoying a fun one instead. Soon enough we spotted none other than Kevin Dillon as the stereotypical bad boy complete with 80s mullet and Shawnee Smith as the cheerleader girl next door type who would be our obvious heroes. I was already digging this.
Although it meets all 80s horror…
Aplica un par de reglas de GRR Martin, como la de matar al héroe aparente, la de el siguiente muerto es tu personaje favorito y la de violación está bien por que es convención del género y arma un chiste del que te vas a reír de todas formas (ugh). Como con Martin, en The Blob el reparto coral no sólo permite que la cantidad de cuerpos aumente, también incrementa el nivel en el que percibimos la amenaza. La mancha voraz no va tras un grupo de adolescentes, va sobre el pueblo entero. Es tensión y paranoia, sumen a eso la conspiración gubernamental. También ¿Fue eso una final girl no fálica o su momento con la metralleta la elimina como tal? ¿Si lo es, se debe a que the blob, en sí, no es fálico? Perdón, desde la película anterior quiero la opinión de Linda Williams para todo.
Serves its purpose as a cornerstone of late 1980s horror tepidity. Starts off strong, great special effects, no mercy. Limps along to an unsatisfying third act with little or no imagination on the way. First half gets five stars, second half: 2.5.
Having not seen this in a long time, it was a lot of fun jumping back into a great 80's horror. As always what stands out in this film are the effects. I have always loved the look of the blob in this film, the gore and melting effects are so much fun. This movie is paced really well too, there doesn't seem to be a dull moment for the characters.
Still it's not a perfect film, the characters while always on the move are not terribly interesting. Some escape scenes of this film only really would work in the 80's so it can feel a bit dated.
If you have not seen this one it's worth the fast paced fun of maybe a few watches.
A perfect remake, capturing the tone and humor of the original but ramping up the visual effects with modern flair.
Kinda cheesy, but awesome practical effects that still hold up. Made me terrified to feel up a girl when I was a kid.
The Blob holds up surprisingly very well. This is a kick-ass sci-fi horror thrill ride with some of the more brutal, horrifying, and unpredictable deaths I've seen in the genre (a scene set in a phone booth is particularly effective with a nasty pay-off since it happens to involve two extremely likeable characters).
The practical f/x have mostly aged well, and it's scenes where the Blob devours its prey or our human protagonists/victims have to outrun the Blob that deliver on the excitement and thrills. I was a little surprised by the consistent high energy this film brings. Its fast pace would easily match or surpass most modern genre efforts.
For all that works, I can't say I really liked…
While The Blob has some good special effects [for its time] and a nice story build up in it's earlier stages, the film starts to veer into silly action movie territory during it's second half with stupid characters and glaring plot holes.
Update of the 50s sci-fi/horror classic stars Kevin Dillon and Shawnee Smith as small town high schoolers whose quaint little hamlet comes under attack from a giant man-eating hunk of space goop. Things only get worse when government spooks show up to try and corral the critter.
Some of the special effects haven't held up very well but hey, they still look better than crappy CGI. Aside from that, the 88 "Blob" is fast moving, action packed, gooey, gory fun. Yeah, there are a lot of lousy remakes out there but this ain't one of'em.
The Blob de 1988 es posiblemente la mejor película de Joe Dante que no es de Joe Dante. Pero la mayoría de los elementos están ahí: el suburbio destrozado por la amenaza extraña como en Gremlins, la película dentro de una película como en Matinee. El humor inocentón pero con colmillo (el chiste del señor de la farmacia vendiendo anticonceptivos al chico que más tarde saldrá con su hija, que se robaron muy bien luego para este genial spot de Levi's dirigido por Michel Gondry.). Creo que las similitudes con Dante tienen que ver con que escribe Frank Darabont, otro pupilo de Spielberg. Y hay mucho aquí que reciclaría luego en su The Mist.
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