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      The Blob

      R Now Playing 1 hr. 35 min. Horror Sci-Fi TRAILER for The Blob: Trailer 1 List
      68% 28 Reviews Tomatometer 58% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score In a tiny California town, high school students Brian (Kevin Dillon), Meg (Shawnee Smith) and Paul (Donovan Leitch) discover a strange, gelatinous substance that melts the flesh of any living creatures in its path. The deadly substance gets into the town's sewer system, where it begins growing uncontrollably, occasionally emerging to feast on unsuspecting townspeople. A military clean-up crew is sent to eliminate the menace, but it may end up doing more harm than good. Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      Critics Consensus

      The Blob can't replicate the B-movie charms of the original, though its fast pace and gory thrills pack enough of a punch to make it a worthwhile update.

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      Webster P Really awful movie that would have been relegated to the dust bin of time if it didn't star future screen icon Steve McQueen. Brilliant in it's awfulness and horribly acted. This is the perfect drive-in movie. A chore to sit through YET giddily hokey dialog left me laughing and nostalgic at the same time. I recommend you see it...at least once. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/07/22 Full Review Solis Great to see an old movie on a big screen but this one was watchable only because of great Steve McQueen. Otherwise pales in comparison to other 50s scifi/horror classics like Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Day the Earth Stood Still, etc. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 09/05/22 Full Review Greg P loved seeing it on the big screen Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/04/22 Full Review Kathy H I like the whole movie, we have it at home on DVD but never got to see it on the big screen Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/04/22 Full Review Rod B The chance to see this classic on the big screen was wonderful! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/04/22 Full Review William Foster Though the film was first released in 1958 without all of the technical help of today, the story was still entertaining and had relatable characters. Its easy to see why Steve McQueen became a great star after this debut appearance on the big screen. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/04/22 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      The Blob

      The Blob: Official Clip - The Hospital Scare The Blob: Official Clip - The Hospital Scare 2:12 The Blob: Official Clip - Chased by the Government The Blob: Official Clip - Chased by the Government 1:33 The Blob: Official Clip - The Government Conspiracy The Blob: Official Clip - The Government Conspiracy 1:36 The Blob: Official Clip - The Diner Attack The Blob: Official Clip - The Diner Attack 1:57 The Blob: Official Clip - Freezing the Blob The Blob: Official Clip - Freezing the Blob 3:09 The Blob: Official Clip - Movie Theater Attack The Blob: Official Clip - Movie Theater Attack 2:36 The Blob: Official Clip - Trapped in the Phone Booth The Blob: Official Clip - Trapped in the Phone Booth 1:58 The Blob: Official Clip - The Lord Will Give Me a Sign The Blob: Official Clip - The Lord Will Give Me a Sign 1:36 The Blob: Official Clip - Death in the Sewer The Blob: Official Clip - Death in the Sewer 3:07 The Blob: Official Clip - The Blob vs. Flamethrower The Blob: Official Clip - The Blob vs. Flamethrower 2:19 View more videos

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      Meagan Navarro Bloody Disgusting Stunning practical effects work, a great story with great characters, and a huge sense of fun, it's a shame that The Blob doesn't have as big of a following as it should have. Jul 3, 2019 Full Review Peter Travers People Magazine All we get is sullen Kevin Dillon subbing for Steve and a bigger, nastier lump that bloodies up its victims in stomach-churning close-ups. Mar 4, 2019 Full Review Alan Jones Radio Times Russell creates a breakneck monster-on-the-loose crowd-pleaser with a fun nostalgic pulse. Rated: 4/5 Jan 25, 2024 Full Review Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed One of the best horror remakes of all time... Aug 6, 2023 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) The blob frightens, but also offers an escape valve with frequent laughter. [Full review in Spanish] Jun 23, 2022 Full Review Trace Thurman Horror Queers Podcast A marvel of practical effects and gore, The Blob is the rare remake that surpasses the original. Rated: 4.5/5 Dec 30, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis In a tiny California town, high school students Brian (Kevin Dillon), Meg (Shawnee Smith) and Paul (Donovan Leitch) discover a strange, gelatinous substance that melts the flesh of any living creatures in its path. The deadly substance gets into the town's sewer system, where it begins growing uncontrollably, occasionally emerging to feast on unsuspecting townspeople. A military clean-up crew is sent to eliminate the menace, but it may end up doing more harm than good.
      Director
      Chuck Russell
      Executive Producer
      Andre Blay
      Screenwriter
      Chuck Russell, Frank Darabont
      Distributor
      TriStar Pictures
      Production Co
      Palisades Entertainment Group, TriStar Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror, Sci-Fi
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 5, 1988, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 1, 2011
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $7.8M
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Stereo
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