When an apparent meteor comes crashing to Earth it brings with it an intelligent gelatinous mass that begins devouring people and growing at an alarming rate. This remake of the 1958 classic has the town of Arborville, California battling the pink goo while a government team supposedly sent to help may have other intentions.
Kevin Dillon (Brian), Shawnee Smith (Meg), Donovan Leitch (Paul), Jeffrey DeMunn (Sheriff Geller), Candy Clark (Fran), Joe Seneca (Dr. Meddows), Del Close (Rev. Meeker), Art LaFleur (Pharmacist), Ricky Goldin (Scott).
The Blob begins with some brief character background and setup before quickly moving into plot development. As the Blob begins to feed and grow suspense and horror kicks up to a nice pace and things move along nicely through the end of the film which is clearly designed for a sequel. To anyone who has seen the original classic the plot will be very easy to remember. Even better, this remake is a nice nod to the original with many redone scenes and good adherence to the campy gore theme of the original.
Acting was campy but good for the most part. Dillon was an interesting choice but did pretty well. Smith played against Dillon well and presented nicely. DeMunn was a good choice in his role as was LaFleur. The remainder of the supporting cast fit the campy horror them very well.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were another nod to the original and although simplistic, were nicely done. Effects were both action and gore based with action effects being a bit immature while gore scenes were fairly well done. Dialogue was somewhat campy with some good laughs while sound and soundtrack were good.
Overall The Blob is a decent horror flick that is a very good remake of the original. The film doesn’t take itself too seriously while providing a few laughs and some good horror. Fans of the original will likely enjoy this quite a bit.
With foul language, mild sexuality and drug use, horror and gore scenes this should actually be fine for teens and above.
The Blob is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 4 out of 5
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