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The Blob (1988 movie)

5 Ratings: 0.8
1988 film directed by Chuck Russell

A strange gelatinous organism from space falls to Earth in the small American town of Arborville. The blob engulfs and eats dogs, then humans, then everything in sight as it grows larger and more harmful to the townspeople. The government gets involved, … see full wiki

Director: Chuck Russell
Genre: Horror
Release Date: August 5, 1988
MPAA Rating: R
3 reviews about The Blob (1988 movie)
review by . October 11, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
This is a great remake of the original 1958 flick. It has the best of both worlds, cramming the 50's Sci-fi horror flick with 80's characters and special effects. A rare gem, indeed: a horror film that is actually horrifying. 'the blob' breaks most of the cardinal rules of cinema ('thou shall not kill people we like, nor the innocent, nor children'), leaving the viewer adrift, with no safe place to go and no idea what is going to happen next. It makes us genuinely like and care about the characters …
review by . May 14, 2009
The Blob is a bloody and nasty update to the fifties "classic" horror/science fiction film THE BLOB. I actually prefer the remake (one of the few times you'll hear me say that) because it covered ground that the original failed to cover and the Blob looked meaner and nastier than the original pile of goo. Kevin Dillon stars as the reluctant hero. The story to the remake is very much the same (except for the expected eighties additions and themes). No hokey poky stuff here folks. If you like the …
review by . August 25, 2001
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: see below     Cons: see above     The Bottom Line: see both of the other ones above        Dear Hollywood:      It isn't often I write you, but sometimes I think things need to be brought to your attention. The question of the day is - WHY?      Back in the old days (1958) we had little to fear but fear itself. We were pleasantly mundane with our acceptance of creatures dropping in …
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