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The Blob

The original 1958 science fiction film.

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Is that a big pile of melted Dots or a creature from outer space?

  • May 14, 2009
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The Blob is one of the bigger name films from the fifties. The movie has become a part of Americana and it spawned a sequel and a big budget remake that was made during that bastion of film making era "the eighties". Steve McQueen become a movie legend. Despite the cheesy special effects and suspect acting, the movie has become a big name in the horror/science fiction lore.

A meteorite crashes outside a podunk town. A homeless drunk finds the space rock and touches it with a stick. Something that resembles a twenty-five cent plastic container of neon goop becomes stuck to the wino's hand. He freaks out big time and seeks refuge at a doctor's house. The kind doctor takes him in and tries to get a hold of the hospital. By the time he comes back, the derelict has morphed into a giant size pile of goo. That's when the fun really begins. Steve McQueen stars as a local rapscallion who becomes a reluctant hero. How does he save the day and becomes a respectable citizen? Find out when you watch THE BLOB!! Followed by the a bizarre sequel.

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review by . January 19, 2012
While sharing a kiss at inspiration point, teenager Steve Andrews (Steve McQueen) and his date, Jane, see what looks like a falling star crash land and go to find it. First on the spot, however, is an old man who finds not a star, but a sticky, oozy mess that attaches itself to his arm and starts to consume him. Steve and Jane take the man back to town where no one, including the police, believe them about the horrible ‘monster.’      This 1958 movie is a real …
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The Blob Directed by Irvin Yeaworth Produced by Jack H. Harris Written by Story:
Irving H. Millgate
Kay Linaker
Theodore Simonson Starring Steve McQueen
Aneta Corsaut
Earl Rowe
Olin Howland Music by Ralph Carmichael
Burt Bacharach Cinematography Thomas E. Spalding Distributed by Paramount Pictures Release date(s) USA September 12, 1958 Running time 86 min. Language English

The Blob is an independently made American horror/science-fiction film from 1958 depicting a giant amoeba-like alien that terrorizes the small community of Downingtown, Pennsylvania. It was not until star Steve McQueen became famous with the TV series Wanted: Dead or Alive that the film became a hit at the drive-in theatres. Today, the film is recognized as one of the quintessential 1950s American sci-fi/horror films.

The film was Steve McQueen's debut performance, and also starred Aneta Corsaut. The film's tongue-in-cheek theme song, "Beware of the Blob" (recorded by studio group The Five Blobs), was written by Burt Bacharach and Mack David and was a nationwide hit in the U.S.

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The Blob is an amorphous creature from outer space which lands on Earth encased in a meteor. Two teenagers, Steve Andrews (McQueen) and Jane Martin (Corsaut) take a car to try to find where the ...

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