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THE BLOB
1988 / Horror, Sci-Fi
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Directed by Chuck Russell
Written by Chuck Russell and Frank Darabont
Starring Kevin Dillon, Shawnee Smith, Paul McCrane, Joe Seneca and Jeffrey DeMunn

Remake of the 1958 sci-fi horror classic about a deadly blob from another planet which consumes everything in its path. Teenagers attempt without success to warn the townspeople, who refuse to take them seriously.

The following tags are associated with this movie: creature, monster, remake
The Blob (1988)
Review by Chris James

9 / 10
I actually saw this one only recently and I can safely add it to the small list of horror remakes I consider to be superior to the original work. Infact, it's surpassed The Thing in that regard. I LOVE this remake, and am baffled that it doesn't get the love it deserves.

If you've seen the original, it's the same basic premise. A meteor crash-lands upon a small town, unleashing the titular "Blob". Where the similarities end is that this blob is not fucking around and appears to have a completely sadistic streak. The deaths have been amped up significantly, providing some amazing on-screen gore effects. That screenshot you see on this page with the half-disolved hobo? Only the fourth best death scene. If you're a gorehound, you can just watch the killcount and you'll get a good chunk of the movie. But you'd be doing yourself a disservice not to watch it all.

The Blobmake isn't just better because it's much gorier, though. It also gives a great cast of characters, including a tough cheerleader, an evil scientist and perhaps the greatest Dad in movie history. "Ribbed".

Sadly, although a sequel was teased, it was never to be. All the more reason to watch this one again, if you'll excuse me.
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