The Blob Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 7064

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 95

Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1958

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.

Actors: Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe, Olin Howland, Alden 'Stephen' Chase, John Benson

Plot: A meteoroite delivers a gelatinous creature to earth, which promptly begins devouring the citizens of a nearby small town. The growing "blob" tries its best to terrorize the town, but the ultra-cool Steve McQueen gives the "blob" the cold-shoulder and saves the day! -- SmokeScreener

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 09/15/2023

Usually hailed as the poster child for 50s drive-in B-pictures, "The Blob" is in fact only marginally better than the ones Joel Hodgson and those two wisecracking robots used to make fun of on "Mystery Science Theater 3000."

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Unknown - wrote on 08/31/2013

This 'classic' sci-fi/horror B movie is a memorable asset to 50's drive-in cinema. The blob creature is hardly believable, the acting and writing are sour, and most of the experience could be considered mundane. It's a completely average (sub-par in some aspects) monster flick for it's time, yet it's shortcomings are what make it entertaining. Not necessarily in a 'so-bad-it's-good' kind of way, but rather in a nostalgic charm sense. I was entertained on multiple levels and have a small admiration for the production.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 12/08/2012

The original teen B-movie monster flick, it's utterly absurd and dreadful to the point of being pretty good fun mostly thanks to the appearance of a young Steve McQueen.

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The Plodding Blob

SmokeScreener - wrote on 02/25/2009

I watched "The Blob" (along with several other B-movies from the 1950s) recently with my kids, in order to prepare for DreamWorks upcoming "Monsters v Aliens".

The highlight of the movie is the performance of Steve McQueen in one of his earliest films. It is an otherwise bland movie.

The story starts when a meteorite delivers a gelatinous creature to earth, which begins to consume people as it grows in size. Despite the fact that everyone can outrun the plodding blob, the victims instead choose to hide in places with no chance of escape.

The special effects are what you would expect for the time. There was a remake of this film in 1988; despite the improved special effects, I actually preferred this film.

As always, I also monitored the tobacco use in the movie. Most of …

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