The BlobHD SDH
Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
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About the Movie
A cult classic of gooey greatness, The Blob follows the havoc wreaked on a small town by an outer-space monster with neither soul nor vertebrae, with Steve McQueen playing the rebel teen who tries to warn the residents about the jellylike invader. Strong performances and ingenious special effects help The Blob transcend the schlock sci-fi and youth delinquency genres from which it originates. Made outside of Hollywood by a maverick film distributor and a crew whose credits mostly comprised religious and educational shorts, The Blob helped launch the careers of McQueen and composer Burt Bacharach, whose bouncy title song is just one of this film’s many unexpected pleasures.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 31
- Fresh: 21
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Unfortunately, [Harris's] picture talks itself to death, even with the blob nibbling away at everybody in sight. And most of his trick effects, under the direction of Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., look pretty phony.
Fresh: Arriving from outer space (for which read Russia), a large ball of interstellar snot terrorises a small American town by eating everything in sight.
Classic Sci-Fi Film
This movie is a great example of the early sic-fi films from the 1950’s. Its truly a timeless classic that was filmed at the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville, PA. Even today there is a festival called ‘Blobfest’ which is a sci-fi pop culture lover’s dream which reenacts the ‘running out’ scene from the theater. The original blob itself makes an appearance as well (its been kept in a can all these years). While primitive to today’s standards, its still a good popcorn flick and a must for movie buffs.