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268 Ratings

The Blob

Directed by Chuck Russell
United States, 1988
Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller


Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob from another planet which consumes everyone in its path.

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The Blob Directed by Chuck Russell

Critics reviews

Russell and Darabont […transformed] their blob into a vividly sticky, viscous creature and setting it loose in an anachronism of a small 1980s town that could fit, comfortably, into the world as it was presented by the already 30-year-old original film.
October 20, 2014
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What are people saying?

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film The Blob

    The quintessential drive-in movie of the Eisenhower years is reimagined for an era of post-Watergate government paranoia and AIDs panic. But part of what makes this remake so pleasurable is how much it remains a drive-in movie at heart, only bolstered by possibly the most sophisticated practical effects the decade ever saw, with the first death scene recalling the appalling distortion of Edvard Munch's "The Scream."

  • Tigrão's rating of the film The Blob

    The villain, of course, looks a bit stupid sometimes, but "The Blob" is a well-crafted 80's B-Movie, with a good script and a nice blend of teen-movie and horror. I think J.J. Abrams must have seen that one, because there are some strong similarities with "Super 8".

  • Palmat's rating of the film The Blob

    A fun 80´s B-movie with stellar effects (for its time) and some great staging and direction. What´s great about this movie is that it never pretends to be something that it´s not. A blob falls from the sky and eats people, and that´s basically it! Never mind logic. There is also some decent acting with a pretty good cast. Points also goes to the score.

  • Mark Garrett's rating of the film The Blob

    The beginning is very promising with some truly eerie shots of the town we're about to see dismantled (or absorbed). But The Blob is too intentional in its movements, and even grows tentacles as it goes around murdering every nice character we meet. In short, it's not really a blob, not really loose enough or large enough or ambitious enough. A shame, for me. I will soon revisit the original.

  • Bob's rating of the film The Blob

    Probably the biggest single inspiration for "Stranger Things". Only with this one, no one is safe, which leads to some unexpected death scenes. The first half is a lot better - introduction even succeeds in making a viewer to forget that this is actually sci-fi/horror. The middle of the story and practical effects are its peak. The rest is a bunch of chase scenes that simply don't have the same tension as before.

  • Nolan Barth's rating of the film The Blob

    I'm a huge fan of the original Blob from the 50s so going into this I was a bit apprehensive to say the least. However, I am glad to say that I was pleasantly surprised! This is a fun, imaginative monster flick that is a true treat for horror fans! This film knows exactly what it is and it doesn't make any qualms about it. It fully embraces it's B-movie roots and is all the better for it!

  • Hardyandnelson's rating of the film The Blob

    Je m'attendais à voir un mauvais film, j'ai été agréablement surpris. Le film n'est pas chef d'oeuvre, il y a des incohérences, mais il est captivant et on ne s'ennuie pas. Le rythme est rapide et les acteurs sont bons.

  • Nelson Núñez's rating of the film The Blob

    Al fin un remake superior a su original, sin perder su noble y efectivo espíritu serie B. Muy crítico y acertado el enfoque de la mancha voraz como un arma biológica creada por el gobierno norteamericano.

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