Sunday, August 16, 2009
THE BLOB (1958)
We all know the story of The Blob: some 30-year-old teenagers in a small town see an meteor falling nearby so they go to investigate. Once there they find an old dude with some shit on his hand. They take him to the local doctor where the goop on his hand grows and starts consuming anything with a pulse. It grows and grows until it's threatening the entire town.
Growing up I'd seen the awesome 1988 remake many, many times and was very interested to see what the original was like. Unfortunately, there are a number of long stretches with nothing more than the teenagers arguing with their parents and the cops. Yawn! Then when the action finally shows up at the very end it's laughable. You can even see fingerprints on the blob!