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Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Blob (1958)

The all time sci-fi classic. Steve Andrews (Steve McQueen) and his girlfriend, Jane Martin (Aneta Corsaut), are parked one night on a dark and deserted country road. They see a giant meteor fall from the sky and decide to go and check out where it landed. When they find the crash site they find an old man (Olin Howard) who has some substance on his hand that will not come off. They decide to take the man to see Dr Hallen (Alden "Stephen" Chase) in town. When they arrive at the doctor's office the old man has gotten worse. Soon he ends up just part of a huge blob. Soon the blob takes several other victims - including the doctor and his nurse - and gets larger. When Steve and Jane realize what is happening they contact the police but of course they are not believed. Now Jane, Steve and their friends must find the blob and get the police to believe them before it takes over the entire town.

This was a fun but cheesy movie. The acting was not all that great but it is not so bad that the movie is unwatchable. There was a sequel made in 1972 called Beware! The Blob. There was also a remake made in 1988 starring Kevin Dillon and Shawnee Smith. However, the original is the must see classic.



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