Episode 91: The Blob (1988)

Rundown

It's Friday night, you're a high school football star, and you have a hot date with the pretty-but-takes-no-shit head cheerleader - what do you do?? Probably get eaten within the first 15 minutes by a mutated bacteria that was shot into space and has now crash-landed and gruesomely begun dissolving your friends one by one, that's what... If you haven't guessed, this week's film is none other than the fantastic 1988 remake of The Blob! For once, your hosts are in agreement that this movie rules, and spend most of the episode excitedly fawning over the gross ways the blob digests half the town. If you have the stomach for it, meet us at the local diner, but beware the clogged kitchen sink (that's totally not up to code and we hope they have an inspector come write them up once the blob-crystal cleanup is done but what if the inspector got killed in all of the commotion and now health violations will run rampant?) this week on Horror Movie Night!

Trailer

Film Details

the-blob-1988
Directed by Chuck Russell
Produced by Jack H. Harris
Elliott Kastner
Screenplay by Chuck Russell
Frank Darabont
Story by Irving H. Millgate
Based on The Blob
by Theodore Simonson
Kay Linaker
Starring

Kevin Dillon

Shawnee Smith

Donovan Leitch

Jeffrey DeMunn

Candy Clark

Joe Seneca

Music by Michael Hoenig
J. Peter Robinson
Cinematography Mark Irwin
Edited by Tod Feuerman
Terry Stokes
Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Release date

August 5, 1988

Running time
95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $19 million
Box office $8.2 million