Movies that are slightly off.
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.
In which Kevin Dillon licks Emil from Robocop's face and other great stuff happens.
I've watched The Blob loads of times now and each time I think the deaths in this get more and more entertainingly horrible. Especially the bloke who gets pulled head first through a plughole, what an absolutely superb bit of bizarre violence that is. In fact, The Blob is a lot more violent and gory than I remember from when I first saw it when I was about 14, there are some splendidly disgusting bits in this.
It also has the horror film happening of somebody poking something suspicious with a stick, leading to a personal disaster on their behalf. I really must make…
Never seen this before. I really started liking this genre after watching The Thing a few days ago and now I'm hooked. The Blog was right up my alley. The practical effects hold up great, but this is a film you know what your getting when you hit play. So it was fun and gory and enjoyed for what it was and the time it was created.
Following in the slimy trails left by the The Thing and The Fly, 1988’s The Blob delivers that decade’s hat-trick of transgressive monster movies.
Of the three, The Blob is the most obvious throwback to the general wackiness of 1950s’ sci-fi horror but throws in a healthy dose of cynicism, thanks to likeable characters meeting a sticky end, mendacious government scientists and gleefully gruesome special effects.
If a movie about a murderous day-glo-pink blancmange sounds appealing to you, The Blob could be just what you’re looking for.
Hadn't seen this film since maybe 1998. The effects were like a lighter version of those in John Carpenter's The Thing. Overall I was really enjoy the first hour or so. Then the film started to turn from a horror movie to more of a sci-fi film and it left me a bit bored.
Great makeup effects, and that's about it.
Graphic, fast paced, exhilarating, abs fun as hell flick is one of the finest remakes ever made. The fx are excellent, the gore is nasty, the acting is solid, and shawnee smith is a total babe.
This is rollicking sci-fi / horror flick is perfect for fans of movies like The Thing and Aliens
I saw this long before I ever saw the original and I still think it's miles better. The original is campy, dated and kinda dull but this is a solid B horror.
I like the 'monster', as it doesn't have a face it doesn't really have a personality and it really becomes this just unstoppable force. But it has a bit of character that makes it something 'scary' and dangerous and nasty. It's not just a blob rolling along, it's a blob out to do something.
I don't think the acting is that great though and they sadly killed off the only eye candy too early. And I also think the most interesting characters were killed off too soon as…
Old school American horror. With very nice effects, it will always have a place in my heart, let's wait for the next remake...
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The best collection of death scenes in any film. Gory, unexpected, fun.
This will end up becoming a staple at fun horror movie nights for me.
The pacing can be funny at times, there are one or two stretches where The Blob starts to drag, but when shit happens, shit happens.
The only thing which stopped me from giving this 5 stars is that I really wanted one or both of the protagonists to die. It wasn't ashamed to kill other characters normally expected to survive a horror movie, and they were both a little irritating.
The perfect Blob movie would be one which follows the perspective of The Blob itself. Trying to have the human element to root for distracts from what makes the film special.
A rare case of a remake that's better than the original film, if at least only marginally better. It starts out a lot better. The characters are developed better. The plot plays a nice twist on the viewer and changes lead characters at the end of the third act. The effects are better ... at least at first. Ultimately I think the film shoots itself in the foot much in the same fashion that Tobe Hooper's remake of "Invaders from Mars" does. The last act is all bland, loud action and excessive effects work, substituting tedium for an effective climax. It's at least 2/3 a good film though.
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[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…