The Blob remake - 1988

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  1. MC Paul Barman

    MC Paul Barman Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    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!

     
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    The blob is just a disturbing horror concept
     
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    Surprised they didn't try truckloads of salt.
     
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    It also had Alan Frog. That guy should have read some comics and stopped the bloody thing.
     
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    Im fairly convinced the Coen brothers borrowed the foot in the wood chipper from this movie.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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:
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I feel like The Raft from Creepshow 2 makes a decent companion piece.
     
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    Saw this on Sci-Fi (not SyFy <DisgustingHHH>) in the late 90s

    That kid getting dragged underwater shocked the shit outta me
     
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    I watched this movie like 20 times when I was 9. Loved it, so underrated. I have to buy it now.
     
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    great film.loved this bad in the day. probably one of the very few remakes that at the very least equaled the original.
     
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    Gunna watch this now, didn't watch the kill count vid but that thumbnail has me intrigued. I love graphic violence/disturbing movies.
     
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    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.
     
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    Not as scary as Trump
     
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    Good comparison with The Fly. A remake that brought an entire new level of disgusting with it.
     
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    Still remember it well, my parents bought our first VCR and rented this and Over The Top, it was on.
     

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