The Blob Reviews

  • Jul 12, 2020

    Really dumb monster movie that can't settle on a tone.

    Really dumb monster movie that can't settle on a tone.

  • Apr 09, 2020

    This remake of the 1950s sci-fi movie starring Steve McQueen is a satisfactory horror film. This time around, the film stars Kevin Dillon in the McQueen role, alongside him is Shawnee Smith. Good special effects make this a respectable film.

    This remake of the 1950s sci-fi movie starring Steve McQueen is a satisfactory horror film. This time around, the film stars Kevin Dillon in the McQueen role, alongside him is Shawnee Smith. Good special effects make this a respectable film.

  • Dec 27, 2019

    The Blob(1988) takes a concept from one of the more lackluster 1950s creature features, and installs it in a context where it can flourish, with good pacing, and the disgusting kind of practical effects, associated with 80s horror films. All of this is set to a surprisingly memorable synthesized score, that will please anyone with nostalgic feelings towards this era of horror. The film follows an unlikely pare of young heroes, who stumble across a homeless man, with a germ cell big enough to envelop his fist, eating away at his arm. They take him to the hospital, but the slimy creature absorbs him, leaving behind his gruesome remains, before moving on to its next victim. The creature sneaks from meal to meal, until its massive enough to form appendages, and snatch someone from across the street. This all leads up to a thrilling final confrontation, fitting for a James Cameron movie. The creator of the YouTube channel Good Bad Flicks gives this film the same level of praise as The Fly(1986) and The Thing(1982), and I have to agree, even if The Blob is closer to popcorn entertainment than the other two. Watching this film was the first time I remember having a good time being scared, and its still effective years later. If you love 80s horror and have already seen the major classics like Nightmare on Elm Street, and Friday the 13th, than give this one a try.

    The Blob(1988) takes a concept from one of the more lackluster 1950s creature features, and installs it in a context where it can flourish, with good pacing, and the disgusting kind of practical effects, associated with 80s horror films. All of this is set to a surprisingly memorable synthesized score, that will please anyone with nostalgic feelings towards this era of horror. The film follows an unlikely pare of young heroes, who stumble across a homeless man, with a germ cell big enough to envelop his fist, eating away at his arm. They take him to the hospital, but the slimy creature absorbs him, leaving behind his gruesome remains, before moving on to its next victim. The creature sneaks from meal to meal, until its massive enough to form appendages, and snatch someone from across the street. This all leads up to a thrilling final confrontation, fitting for a James Cameron movie. The creator of the YouTube channel Good Bad Flicks gives this film the same level of praise as The Fly(1986) and The Thing(1982), and I have to agree, even if The Blob is closer to popcorn entertainment than the other two. Watching this film was the first time I remember having a good time being scared, and its still effective years later. If you love 80s horror and have already seen the major classics like Nightmare on Elm Street, and Friday the 13th, than give this one a try.

  • Dec 06, 2019

    Sinceramente, no creo que mucha gente se acuerde de El Terror no tiene forma cuando piensa en clásicos del género de los 80s, y es una lástima porque la cinta tiene mucho a su favor. Para comenzar es un remake más que aceptable de un clásico de los 50s. Sus efectos prácticos son la HOSTIA. Aunque si es verdad que los visuales (especialmente la superposición de frames) no lo son para nada. El pelazo de Kevin Dillon. Un giro más contemporáneo a la idea del alienígena… Si es verdad que en otros aspectos es más carente, pero sigue siendo 100% disfrutable.

    Sinceramente, no creo que mucha gente se acuerde de El Terror no tiene forma cuando piensa en clásicos del género de los 80s, y es una lástima porque la cinta tiene mucho a su favor. Para comenzar es un remake más que aceptable de un clásico de los 50s. Sus efectos prácticos son la HOSTIA. Aunque si es verdad que los visuales (especialmente la superposición de frames) no lo son para nada. El pelazo de Kevin Dillon. Un giro más contemporáneo a la idea del alienígena… Si es verdad que en otros aspectos es más carente, pero sigue siendo 100% disfrutable.

  • Oct 23, 2019

    A pretty solid remake, with some great practical effects/action and some gory death scenes. Definitely a classic that doesn't get mentioned enough.

    A pretty solid remake, with some great practical effects/action and some gory death scenes. Definitely a classic that doesn't get mentioned enough.

  • Sep 30, 2019

    The 1988 remake of the Blob is a close to perfect pastiche of pulpy 50s sci-fi given an 80s spit and polish (read - everyone has mullets and the monster is an AIDS metaphor). The Frank Darabont script rattles along and contains some genuinely shocking twists and turns which elevate this picture higher than many of its peers. Stomach churning gore effects are the order of the day, some look creaky now but the best ones stand up very well for their age. It's shocking to me that currently the audience score is languishing in the mid-50s, to me this film is as worthy of praise as something like John Carpenter's The Thing. One of those rare remakes that work.

    The 1988 remake of the Blob is a close to perfect pastiche of pulpy 50s sci-fi given an 80s spit and polish (read - everyone has mullets and the monster is an AIDS metaphor). The Frank Darabont script rattles along and contains some genuinely shocking twists and turns which elevate this picture higher than many of its peers. Stomach churning gore effects are the order of the day, some look creaky now but the best ones stand up very well for their age. It's shocking to me that currently the audience score is languishing in the mid-50s, to me this film is as worthy of praise as something like John Carpenter's The Thing. One of those rare remakes that work.

  • Jun 04, 2019

    A gorefest of a good time that brings a remake of a classic to new standards compared to its predecessor.

    A gorefest of a good time that brings a remake of a classic to new standards compared to its predecessor.

  • Mar 04, 2019

    Still the best to this very day. It would be dope if they did a remake of this.

    Still the best to this very day. It would be dope if they did a remake of this.

  • Feb 25, 2019

    Cult classic. Great graphics!

    Cult classic. Great graphics!

  • Mar 28, 2018

    I personally love this movie, I find it fun and actually scary in parts!

    I personally love this movie, I find it fun and actually scary in parts!