The Blob

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  • R
  • 1988
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 6.6  (42,640)

The Blob is a science-fiction horror movie from 1988 that is a remake of the original 1958 movie of the same name. Directed by Chuck Russell, the movie stars Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon, and Donovan Leitch Jr. The movie is set in a small town named Arborville in California where a strange meteorite falls from the sky, containing a strange substance within that soon starts to consume and absorb everything in its path.

The movie begins with a group of teenagers, including Meg Penny (Shawnee Smith) who witness the meteorite crashing into the woods nearby. One of the teenagers, Brian Flagg (Kevin Dillon) goes to investigate the meteorite and discovers a strange, jelly-like substance that attaches itself to his hand. The substance then starts to eat away at his skin, and he rushes to the hospital for treatment. The doctors at first think that he is suffering from a severe acid burn but soon discover that the substance is alive and growing.

Meanwhile, Meg and her family are preparing for the annual town fair when they start to hear strange noises coming from the woods. They go to investigate and come across a man that has been consumed by the blob. They rush back to town to warn the authorities but are met with skepticism. The blob continues to grow and consume everything in its path, including people, cars, buildings, and everything else.

As the blob continues to grow and wreak havoc in the town, the military is called in to contain the situation. However, the soldiers soon realize that the blob is indestructible and that their weapons are useless against it. As the situation grows worse by the minute, the townspeople and the soldiers must work together to come up with a way to stop the blob before it consumes everything in its path, including the entire town.

The Blob from 1988 is a classic science-fiction horror movie that explores the dangers of technological advancements and the consequences of meddling with nature. The movie is a remake of the 1958 classic, but it stands on its own as an incredible horror movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. The visuals are fantastic, with the blob being a terrifying and awe-inspiring creation that will leave you in awe.

One of the best things about The Blob is the incredible cast, who all give exceptional performances throughout the movie. Shawnee Smith is excellent as Meg Penny, the brave and resourceful young woman who takes charge and tries to save the town from the blob. Kevin Dillon is fantastic as Brian Flagg, the rebellious and tough loner who discovers the blob and becomes one of the few people that can stop it. Donovan Leitch Jr. is also terrific as Paul Taylor, Meg's love interest who is also trying to stop the blob.

Overall, The Blob is an incredible movie that will keep you entertained and scared throughout its run time. The movie is well-paced, with plenty of action and suspense to keep you engaged. The blob itself is a fantastic creation that will leave you in awe of the special effects team. The performances by the cast are also top-notch, with Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon, and Donovan Leitch Jr. all delivering incredible performances that will stay with you long after the movie ends.

In conclusion, The Blob from 1988 is a must-watch for any horror or science-fiction fan. It is a classic of the genre that still holds up today and is just as terrifying and awe-inspiring as it was when it was first released. If you haven't seen this movie yet, do yourself a favor and check it out. You won't be disappointed.

The Blob is a 1988 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6.

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    6.6  (42,640)