Monday, January 19, 2015

THE BLOB / TriStar Pictures - 1988

It's time to check out this thing produced by Jack H. Harris, the guy responsible for all the BLOB flicks. When my dad took me to see the original THE BLOB in 1958 when I was just 10 years old, it messed my brain up more than any other movie I had ever seen, and, I got to see 67 horror/sci-fi movies at the theater from 1953-59. One note about this 1988 version, I was working at an art supply store in the San Fernando Valley and some gophers came in and bought out all our black tempera paint, they needed it to darken the sewer water for that scene. They returned all the paint a few days later and said it wasn't needed, the water was already dirty enough!!

Here's a little sound clip from this wild flick, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our Atomic Gob, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's... THE BLOB!

Kevin Dillon is Brian Flagg (Cash's Bro?), he's a bad boy, all the local jocks hate him.

Keeping with the original story, this old coot watches as a meteorite swoops in and crashes near his homemade living quarters adorned with hub caps!

Of course, he has to go over and check it out. He uses a stick to poke the substance inside the rock from space and it latches itself onto it. Hmmm... Wonder what happens next?

Anyway, later at the hospital, that nut-brained Blob is playing havoc on the old guy's innards!

As heard in the sound clip, this oversexed jock has big plans for him and his date. Instead of getting to first base though, he purchases a one-way ticket straight to HELL!!!

This scene at the restaurant is shocking, the cook has just prepared his last meal. Now it's time for him to become a tasty treat for the mean old Blob!

And, it doesn't end there, it shoots out of the drain and attacks the other people present!

This is what happens to the projectionist at the theater. Pretty weird, huh?!

Had to show this still of the head scientist trying to track down the insidious horror.

We get to see the marquee of the midnight horror show like in the 1958 version. Then, we get a frightful glance of the giant thing as it clears the aisles in the theater!!

Come back Wednesday when we'll have even more Dungeon Reviews just for you!!


Dr. Theda said...

Loved this "re-make"...!!!
Feel free to include any images that we have posted at our "Crypt" to "update" this great Post...!!

TABONGA! said...

Here's a link to Dr. Theda's post of THE BLOB for some extra info and pics for you..

Dr. Theda said...

Thanks for the "Shout-Out" Guys... you could have just used my posted images... feel free to re-use Any of the images at our "Crypt"....

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