The Blob (1988)
Introduction by Professor Jonathan Knipp, Media & Cinema Studies, UIUC.
Beware of the BLOB! Starring both a young Shawnee Smith and Kevin Dillon, this 1980’s remake stands on its own. (1988, Chuck Russell, U.S., English, 95 min., R)
“The Blob was largely overlooked in theatres on its initial release…by the end of the ’80s, audiences may have had their fill of ’50s B-movies with Reagan-era coats of paint. What cinema-goers missed out on, though, was one of the most entertaining horror remakes ever made.” — Ryan Lambie, denofgeek.com