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The Blob (1958)
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06.21.09

The Blob (1958) A meteorite falls in the country of a small town, bringing a jelly creature. An old farmer is attacked by the alien in his hand, and the youths Steve Andrews and his girlfriend Jane Martin take him to Dr. T. Hallen. The local doctor treats carefully the blister, and asks Steve to investigate the location where they found the old man. When Steve returns, he sees the blob killing the doctor. Steve and Jane try to warn the police and the dwellers, but nobody believe on them, while the blob engulfs many people, getting bigger and bigger.

Movie Tagline:
Beware of the Blob! It creeps, and leaps, and glides and slides across the floor.

Also Known As:
The Glob
The Glob That Girdled the Globe
The Meteorite Monster
The Molten Meteor
The Night of the Creeping Dead

Title: Blob, The
Release Date: September 12, 1958
Runtime: 86 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With B

MPAA Rating: K-16

Director(s):
Irvin S. yeaworth Jr.
Russell S. Doughten Jr.

Cast:
Steve McQueen ...Steve Andrews (as Steven McQueen)
Aneta Corsaut ...Jane Martin
Earl Rowe ...Lt. Dave
Olin Howland ...Old Man (as Olin Howlin)
Alden 'Stephen' Chase ...Dr. T. Hallen (as Steven Chase)
John Benson ...Sgt. Jim Bert
George Karas ...Officer Ritchie
Lee Payton ...Kate the Nurse
Elbert Smith ...Henry Martin
Hugh Graham ...Mr. Andrews
Vincent Barbi ...George - Cafe Owner (as Vince Barbi)
Audrey Metcalf ...Elizabeth Martin
Jasper Deeter ...Civil Defense Volunteer
Tom Ogden ...
Elinor Hammer ...Mrs. Porter
Pamela Curran ...Smooching Teenager
Ralph Roseman ...
Charlie Overdorff ...
David Metcalf ...
Josh Randolph ...
George Gerbereck ...
Julie Cousins ...Sally - Waitress
Kieth Almoney ...Danny Martin
Eugene Sabel ...
Robert Fields ...Tony Gressette
James Bonnet ...'Mooch' Miller
Anthony Franke ...Al
Molly Ann Bourne ...Teenager
Diane Tabben ...Teenager
Howard Fishlove ...Man running out of theater

Producer(s):
Russell S. Doughten Jr.
Jack H. Harris

Writer(s):
Theodore Simonson
Kay Linaker
Irvine Millgate

Composer(s):
Ralph Carmichael




More Movie Taglines:
  • Beware of the Blob! It creeps, and leaps, and glides and slides across the floor.
  • Indescribable... Indestructible! Nothing Can Stop It!
  • Indescribable... indestructible... insatiable
  • The indestructible creature! Bloated with the blood of its victims!
  • It crawls.... It creeps.... It eats you alive!
Movie Quote(s):
  • [after throwing acid on the Blob] Kate, the nurse: Doctor, nothing will stop it!
  • Lieutenant Dave: Just because some kid smacks into your wife on the turnpike doesn't make it a crime to be 17 years old.
  • [On the radio to Washington] Lieutenant Dave: I think you should send us the biggest transport plane you have, and take this thing to the Arctic or somewhere and drop it where it will never thaw.
  • [last lines] Lieutenant Dave: At least we've got it stopped. Steve Andrews: Yeah, as long as the Arctic stays cold.
  • [hears dog barking] Jane Martin: I bet there is a house somewhere. 'Mooch' Miller: [laughs] It doesn't sound like a house. It sounds like a dog.
Movie Trivia:
  • The last time Steve McQueen was billed as "Steven".
  • The monster is referred to as "the mass" in the shooting script.
  • Partially filmed in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. The theater everyone is seen running from is the Colonial Theater.
  • The Blob was created with a modified weather balloon in the early shots, and in the later shots with colored silicone gel.
  • This independent production was originally picked up by Paramount for use on the bottom half of a double bill with their in-house production of I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958). Early marketing tests and initial bookings indicated that a larger share of the ticket buyers were coming for this film rather than "I Married a Monster," so it became the main feature and more money was spent on its promotion.
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