The Blob is the Rodney Dangerfield of horror characters. It may seem odd to you and me that a gigantic neon space-booger isn’t as sexy to kids as vampires are, but that does seem to be the case. No respect. No love. No romantic TWILIGHT-style franchise for this guy. Can you imagine? I can, but then I’m deranged. Still, you don’t have to be crazy to appreciate the frequently-underconsidered cinematic adventures of The Blob.
When I bring up THE BLOB, I’m really referring to the 1988 remake written by Frank Darabont and Chuck Russell, not the 1958 original – which, even though it stars Steve McQueen, is not exactly as memorable as the newer version. All due respect to the original THE BLOB for lighting the way – it may just be that slime technology advanced so much in the intervening thirty years.It’s not that the idea…
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