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.
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.
A goopy, blobby 80s monster movie with great special effects and fun action.
So fun <3
A strange life form consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.
Slightly tongue-in-cheek remake of a B picture classic and as such fairly entertaining.
A firm favourite when I was a kid, The Blob has lost none of its b-movie charm. Great effects (even the blob) that are far gorier than I remember, its just a lot of fun. Knowing without the need to wink at the camera this is an updated homage for the (then) modern age. Bizarrely Shawnee Smith apparently hasn't aged!
New twilight time blu-ray, which looks fantastic. Similarly to the Body Snatchers remake, this an exceptionally competent remake. Except in this case I'd actually argue that it is indeed an improvement on the original overall. Johnny Drama is no Steve McQueen and his mullet is hilariously awful, but the plot makes much more sense now and the movie has some pretty great/memorable special effects.
One of the last great all-practical effects films. A real fun remake with a cliff-hanger ending for a sequel that never was made.
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.
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- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
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A lot of people have made a "Top 100 Favorite Horror Films" list but that's physically impossible for me. If…