The Blob

The Blob

Irvin S Yeaworth Jr (1958)

82min
X Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Steve McQueen got his first starring role in this musty delight about a giant red alien jelly terrorising small-town America and absorbing the population. A quintessential 1950s classic (which spawned an equally successful 1988 remake), its gaudy colours, self-mocking tone and neat title creature add up to loads of unsettling fun. The scene where the outer-space ooze invades a local cinema has become one of science fiction's key images. Note the title song, which was written by Burt Bacharach and Mack David, brother of Hal, Bacharach's longtime collaborator.

Summary

A meteorite collides with the Earth and releases a virulent, flesh-eating, gelatinous monster that threatens to consume the population of a small American town. A couple of teenagers set out to warn the townsfolk of the danger they face, but nobody believes them until it is too late. Sci-fi horror, starring Steve McQueen and Aneta Corseaut. Burt Bacharach contributes the theme song.

Cast & Crew

Steve Steve McQueen (1)
Judy Aneta Corseaut
Police lieutenant Earl Rowe
Old man Olin Howlin
Doctor Stephen Chase (1)
Sergeant Jim Bert John Benson
George Vince Barbi
TBC Tom Ogen
TBC Julie Cousins
TBC Ralph Roseman
TBC Diane Tabban
Director Irvin S Yeaworth Jr
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains some violence.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama