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The Blob (1958) (The Molten Meteor)

The Blob (1958)
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Steve McQueen Steve McQueen
Steve Andrews
Aneta Corsaut Aneta Corsaut
Jane Martin
Earl Rowe Earl Rowe
Lt. Dave
Olin Howland Olin Howland
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Stephen Chase Stephen Chase
Dr. T. Hallen
John Benson John Benson
Sgt. Jim Bert
George Karas George Karas
Officer Ritchie
Lee Payton Lee Payton
Kate the Nurse

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Theodore Simonson Theodore Simonson
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Movies were so cute back then

11 years, 4 months ago at May 23 11:07
3 votes
I recommend just watching this for the experience. What was surely considered to be a scary movie back in the 1950's is in this day and age quite amusing but nevertheless still very entertaining. It may have been predictable but the acting was pretty good even if the teenagers were played by full grown adults (Steve McQueen's character looked the same age as the police officers) and some of the em... read more

Fantastic messy thing

11 years, 4 months ago at May 24 8:29
3 votes
Hooray for this. 50s drive in film makers had come up with all sorts of stupid ideas for people to half ignore while they make out. Things like teenage warewolves, coccaine fiends and a myriad of genetic mutations courtesy of the a-bomb. They must have been out of ideas. What do we do now? How about a green thing what looks like a giant booger and sort of grows and grows and terrorizes some town. ... read more


9 years, 5 months ago at Apr 16 5:55
3 votes

A big giant glob of pink snot that only gets bigger & bigger as the movies progresses.
Could somebody hand me over a city-sized piece of tissue, please?

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A mysterious creature from another planet, resembling a giant blob of jelly, lands on earth. The people of a nearby small town refuse to listen to some teenagers who have witnessed the blob's destructive power. In the meantime, the blob just keeps on getting bigger.
Release date: 12 September 1958
UPC: 715515011129
Tags: Horror (12), Sci-fi (11), Alien (7), 1958 (6), Doctor (6), Nurse (6), Police (6), Fire (5), Teen (5), Meteorite (5), Rifle (5), Dog (5), Panic (5), 1950s (5), Runaway (4), Toy Gun (4), Blob (4), Eaten Alive (4), Policeman (4), Acid (4)
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" Charming old-fashioned alien monster movie that became the one everyone copied for years afterwards. Fun practical effects. Great ending especially in this "The North pole is melting" age - What will happen then??? Sadly it is a film with boring acting where even the great Steve McQueen is miscast as a teenager (clearly in his mid thirties). "

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"First viewing - May 14th I thought The Blob was fun & solidly entertaining. The cast is a mixed bag and it rarely rises above being a B-movie, but for what it is I enjoyed it. I didn't realize it was shot not too far away from me, but now that I know there's an annual celebration called Blobfest where they recreate the scene with everyone fleeing the theatre combined with a film festival I'll have to attend in the near future. Sounds like a fun time."

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