1. The official Sherdog Store is back! Check it out! » Discuss it here! »

The Blob remake - 1988

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by MC Paul Barman, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2002
    Messages:
    22,167
    Likes Received:
    296
    Location:
    WI
    No one expected this movie, at the time, to be this gruesome and this well created. The deaths were so disturbing and they were taking out characters you liked. Unexpected people dying from the get go: the good hearted jock, little Eddie Beckner (also played the poor schlub on 90210 who offed himself) and this was a big deal at the time. He was just a young actor and the death was so disturbing.... they also killed off the kindly lady who ran the restaurant.

    Rat-faced Dillon brother was the hero of the day. Who scripts that?? And it worked!

     
  2. Protectandserve Red Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2011
    Messages:
    8,722
    Likes Received:
    773
    Location:
    'Murica
    The blob is just a disturbing horror concept
     
  3. MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2002
    Messages:
    22,167
    Likes Received:
    296
    Location:
    WI

    Surprised they didn't try truckloads of salt.
     
  4. BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    41,107
    Likes Received:
    7,306
    Location:
    Super Fight League Corporate HQ
    It also had Alan Frog. That guy should have read some comics and stopped the bloody thing.
     
  5. Bob Gray Deadlights Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Messages:
    21,026
    Likes Received:
    1,074
    Location:
    Derry, Maine
    Im fairly convinced the Coen brothers borrowed the foot in the wood chipper from this movie.
     
  6. Tanaka リーゼン党

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2007
    Messages:
    2,919
    Likes Received:
    0
    Actually just watched this for the first time on blu ray a few days ago. There were definitely some unexpected turns in who lives and who dies.
     
  7. MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2002
    Messages:
    22,167
    Likes Received:
    296
    Location:
    WI
    The 'nice guy' at the beginning in the hospital. I was like "They're killing this dude already?!"... and the way he died too. You see his face getting deformed from the acid in the blob.... and then his love interest ends up pulling his arm off. FUCK ME
     
  8. Tanaka リーゼン党

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2007
    Messages:
    2,919
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wasn't expecting the sheriff to bite it off screen for a shocking reveal either. Little Eddie... I thought his theater usher brother was a goner. :eek:
     
  9. panamaican Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Messages:
    41,024
    Likes Received:
    5,877
    This movie scared the shit out of me as a kid. I had to come back and watch it when I older and had some balls.
     
  10. Thundarr Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    5,879
    Likes Received:
    449
    Only two movies to ever really scare me as a kid. The Blob (1988) and The Children (1980). Don't remember why or how but out of the thousands of potentially scary films I have watched, those two did it.
     
  11. BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    41,107
    Likes Received:
    7,306
    Location:
    Super Fight League Corporate HQ
    I feel like The Raft from Creepshow 2 makes a decent companion piece.
     
  12. BigGucciSosa Red Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2012
    Messages:
    9,123
    Likes Received:
    481
    Saw this on Sci-Fi (not SyFy <DisgustingHHH>) in the late 90s

    That kid getting dragged underwater shocked the shit outta me
     
  13. BB in Crazy!!!! Red Belt

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    7,819
    Likes Received:
    1,081
    Location:
    SC
    I watched this movie like 20 times when I was 9. Loved it, so underrated. I have to buy it now.
     
  14. neverwas bondage belt

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Messages:
    14,210
    Likes Received:
    726
    Location:
    any damn place i please!
    great film.loved this bad in the day. probably one of the very few remakes that at the very least equaled the original.
     
  15. Schoolboy Q Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2014
    Messages:
    14,560
    Likes Received:
    1,806
    Gunna watch this now, didn't watch the kill count vid but that thumbnail has me intrigued. I love graphic violence/disturbing movies.
     
  16. sangreporsangre Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2010
    Messages:
    19,549
    Likes Received:
    2,502
    Very similar to The Fly in the sense that I watched them both a bunch as a kid and they were both really gross and disgusting with the kills and stuff. Surprised that my parents let me watch those flicks because they didn't want me to watch Jason movies and shit like that but let me watch this. I watched this years later and it held up great. I like how the guy gets his buddy to buy the condoms for him and later dude ends up going out with the pharmacist's daughter lmao.
     
  17. Leonard Haid Minimalist Living the Illusory Dream

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2016
    Messages:
    7,076
    Likes Received:
    993
    Location:
    Toronto/Vancouver/Thailand
    Not as scary as Trump
     
  18. MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2002
    Messages:
    22,167
    Likes Received:
    296
    Location:
    WI
     
  19. MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2002
    Messages:
    22,167
    Likes Received:
    296
    Location:
    WI
    Good comparison with The Fly. A remake that brought an entire new level of disgusting with it.
     
  20. shinobimusashi Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Messages:
    1,616
    Likes Received:
    56
    Still remember it well, my parents bought our first VCR and rented this and Over The Top, it was on.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.