The Blob (1988)




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Movie Info

A slimy, quivering glob of goo (the result of chemical warfare experiments) threatens to engulf a small town and its inhabitants in this remake of the 1958 horror feature.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Horror
Directed By: ,
Written By: Frank Darabont, Chuck Russell
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 11, 2001
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Brian Flagg

as Meg Penny

as Paul Taylor

as Sheriff Herb Geller

as Scott Jeskey

as Pharmacist/Mr. Penny

as Fran Hewitt

as Moss Woolsey

as Pharmacist/Mr. Penny

as Rev. Meeker

as Kevin Penny

as Eddie Beckner

as Mrs. Penny

as Doctor

as Woman in Doctor's Of...

as Dep. Bill Briggs

as Vicki De Soto

as Sally Jeffers

as George Ruiz

as Dr. Meddows

as White Suit #1/Scient...

as White Suit #2

as Col. Hargis

as Movie Patron

as Phil Hobbs

as Theater Manager

as Eddie's Mother

as Town Hall Soldier

as Jennings

as Radio Man

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as Sergeant

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as Puddle Soldier

as Gospel Singer

as Old Woman in Tent

as Soldier #1

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Critic Reviews for The Blob

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | November 21, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Isolationism and false security are as much the targets of the '88 model blob as hobos and horny jocks.

Full Review… | August 1, 2013
House Next Door

An old story retold with a fresh voice, eager to make improvements where they're needed and unwilling to tamper with scenes that don't.

Full Review… | October 30, 2010

Audience Reviews for The Blob


Chuck Russell's remake of The Blob is one of those rare films that reinvents the formula of the original and makes it more horrifying. The 1958 version of the film will always be a horror classic, but this version amps up the stakes quite a bit by having better, more disturbing special effects, which add so much to the film's atmosphere. I very much enjoyed the film, and I think the fans of the original film will also enjoy this newer version. As far as remakes are concerned, this is among the better ones. When done right, an update can actually be very good and that's the case about The Blob. The cast do a fine job with the material, and director Chuck Russell clearly has an understanding on how to create a truly entertaining, disturbing and very memorable horror film. The effects are clearly the highlight of the film and there are enough demented scenes that will appeal to monster film fans. This is a very well done picture that is sure to appeal to diehard horror hounds and it's definitely entertaining from start to finish. Chuck Russell has pulled off a great remake that is among the best that I've seen. Be prepared for some serious blob carnage as the giant mass eats and attacks its prey. From a technical standpoint, this version looks better, but in terms of story, the original will always be the one to watch. Enjoyable and areal delight for fans, if you come across The Blob, give it a shot, you're sure to have a blast. This is among the best films in the genre of the late 80's and it most certainly is a memorable picture to watch and enjoy. As a remake, this one does what so many other reimagining's have failed to do, revise the story and incorporate a very good cast with plenty of thrills to give the fans something worth seeing.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

80's camp with wonderfully stereotypical characters. Not nearly as good as the original but has it's own cheesy charm.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

This remake of the 50's cult classic was a very enjoyable thrill-ride of a movie - and a surprisingly gory one too! The gore effects are superb and the Blob creature has been brought to life as effectively as it could be for an 80's movie without being too cheesy. In my eyes it deservedly earns a spot on a list of best horror movie remakes next to the likes of Carpenter's 'The Thing' and Cronenberg's 'The Fly'.

Lee ?

Super Reviewer

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