The Blob

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The Blob Review


I know The Blob is considered a classic on the strength of Steve McQueen's leading role in it, but really, this isn't scary, and it's barely even camp. The film is most memorable to me, in fact, for its ridiculous Burt Bacharach-written opening song, a cheery number that recalls Frankie and Annette more than horror ("It creeps / And leaps / And glides / And slides / ... Be careful of the blo-oooooooooooob"). Though that's in keeping with the film itself: McQueen spends most of the film worrying about living in a small town rather than trying to deal with the title creature. Considered interesting at its time -- the special effects are period appropriate but this was an independent film -- it's still a big stinking piece of cheese today. Curious cheese, though.


The Blob

Facts and Figures

Genre: Horror/Suspense

Run time: 95 mins

In Theaters: Friday 5th August 1988

Box Office Worldwide: $8.2M

Budget: $19M

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Production compaines: TriStar Pictures, Palisades Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 61%
Fresh: 11 Rotten: 7

IMDB: 6.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.

Producer: Jack H. Harris

Starring: as Brian Flagg, as Meg Penny, Donovan Leitch, Jr. as Paul Taylor, as Sheriff Herb Geller, as Fran Hewitt, Joe Seneca as Dr. Meddows, Del Close as Reverend Meeker, as Deputy Bill Briggs, Sharon Spelman as Mrs. Penny, as Moss Woodley, as Pharmacist / Mr. Penny, Ricky Paull Goldin as Scott Jeske, Robert Axelrod as Jennings, as Soldier #2, as Hobbe, as Vicki De Soto, Teddy Vincent as Sally Jeffers, Clayton Landey as George Ruit, as Susie

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