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The Blob (1988)
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09.19.09

The Blob (1988) Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob which is the spawn of a secret government germ warfare project which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously, while government agents try to cover up the evidence and confine the creature.

Movie Tagline:
Scream now, while there's still room to breathe.

Title: Blob, The
Release Date: August 05, 1988
Runtime: 95 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Ultra Stereo
IMDB Rating: 5.9
Brimstone Pit Rating: 6.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With B

MPAA Rating: R

Director(s):
Chuck Russell

Cast:
Kevin Dillon ...Brian Flagg
Shawnee Smith ...Meg Penny
Donovan Leitch ...Paul Taylor
Jeffrey DeMunn ...Sheriff Herb Geller
Candy Clark ...Fran Hewitt
Joe Seneca ...Dr. Meddows
Del Close ...Reverend Meeker
Paul McCrane ...Deputy Bill Briggs
Sharon Spelman ...Mrs. Penny
Beau Billingslea ...Moss Woodley
Art LaFleur ...Pharmacist / Mr. Penny
Ricky Paull Goldin ...Scott Jeske
Robert Axelrod ...Jennings
Bill Moseley ...Soldier #2
Frank Collison ...Hobbe
Michael Kenworthy ...Kevin Penny
Jack Rader ...Col. Hargis
Billy Beck ...Can Man
Wade Mayer ...Movie Patron
Douglas Emerson ...Eddie Beckner
Jack Nance ...Doctor
Charlene Fox ...Woman in Doctor's Office
Erika Eleniak ...Vicki De Soto
Margaret Smith ...Nurse
Teddy Vincent ...Sally Jeffers
Don Brunner ...White Suit #1 / Scientist
Clayton Landey ...George Ruit
Jacquelyn Masche ...White Suit #2
Julie McCullough ...Susie
Daryl Sandy Marsh ...Lance (as Daryl Marsh)

» [more cast members]

Producer(s):
Andre Blay
Jack H. Harris
Rupert Harvey
Elliott Kastner

Writer(s):
Theodore Simonson
Kay Linaker
Irvine Millgate
Chuck Russell
Frank Darabont

Composer(s):
Michael Hoenig




Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Brave New Love"
"Prelude to Frenzy"
"You Don't Have To Move The Mountain"
"Shattered"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Scream now, while there's still room to breathe.
  • Terror has no shape.
  • If it had a mind, you could reason with it. If it had a face, you could look it in the eye. And if it had a body, you could shoot it.
  • On his 30th birthday, he's back: bigger, faster, hungrier, meaner and deadlier than before...Guess he'll have his cake and eat it too.
  • Scream now, while you can still breathe.
Movie Quote(s):
  • Jennings: Dr. Meadows, just for the record, I don't agree with any of this. Those people's lives are at stake. Dr. Meddows: Don't you think I know that? This isn't one of you text-book exercises, Mr. Jennings. This is an experiment in biological warfare, or hadn't you noticed? That organism is potentially the greatest breakthrough in weapons research since man split the atom. What we do here will affect the balance of world power! Of course there are lives at stake - whole nations, in fact. And that's far more important than a handful of people in this small town. And that is my cross to bear, Mr. Jennings. Now carry out your orders.
  • Dr. Meddows: Let Me tell you a story. Dinosaurs ruled our planet for millions of years and yet they died out almost over night. Why? The evidence suggests that a meteor fell to Earth carrying an alien bacteria. Meg Penny: Plague? Is that what this whole thing is about? Dr. Meddows: Prevention! Brian Flagg: And you think that this meteor brought some kind of killer germ? Dr. Meddows: It's something I've expected and prepared for all my life! Brian Flagg: Your meteor brought something all right but if it's a germ, it's the biggest son of a bitch you've ever seen!
  • Sheriff Herb Geller: I feel like the one-legged man in an ass kicking contest.
  • Col. Hargis: Let's scrag that son-of-a-bitch! [the soldiers fire their weapons into the manhole] Col. Hargis: . Col. Hargis: SENSOR CHARGE! SHORT FUSE! [Drops the explosive into the manhole and it detonates] Col. Hargis: . Col. Hargis: Chew on that, slimeball! [the ground begins to tremor violently] Col. Hargis: . What's happening? Brian Flagg: I think... you pissed it off!
  • Brian Flagg: [to Meg] I never thought I'd go out of my way to find a cop.
Movie Trivia:
  • Rock salt was dyed purple to create the crystallized Blob for the ending of the movie.
  • All of the exteriors for the movie were shot in a small south Louisiana town called Abbeville. Abbeville is laid out almost exactly the same as Arbeville, Colorado, where the movie takes place. Abbeville was used because filming took place in late 1987 and Arbeville was covered in snow. It's just a weird coincedence that the names are so similar.
  • The sheriff was named after famous jazz musician Herb Geller.
  • The motorcycles used by Kevin Dillon in the film are a 500cc T100R Triumph Tiger and a 200cc T20 Triumph Tiger Cub for the jumps.
  • Donovan Leitch, who plays Paul Taylor, had to have a full body cast made of himself for one of the more complicated scene where Paul underneath the blob. There were about 50 people running the unstrung Paul. However, 'Chuck Russell' did not tell Shawnee Smith it was really Donovan Leitch underneath the Blob for the first part of the scene. She believed it was going to be an unstrung person. This was so he could get more of a shock out of her. That is the take that is now seen in the movie when Meg screams out Paul's name upon discovering him.
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