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Chuck Russell United States, 1988

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."