The Blob
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After the phenomenal box-office and critical success of David Cronenberg's 1986 remake of The Fly, a series of big-budget remakes of '50s horror favorites rode in on its coattails in the late 1980s -- though none managed to rise above mere camp clones of their elders, albeit garnished with modern makeup effects in an attempt to draw modern teen horror-junkies. One remake that managed to live up to its cheesy inspiration was Chuck Russell's version of The Blob, in which the title goo crashes to earth and promptly begins digesting the residents of a small California town while… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Isolationism and false security are as much the targets of the '88 model blob as hobos and horny jocks."
‑ Eric Henderson, House Next Door
"just a great sweet movie"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"While not nearly on par with the original, the remake's a fast-paced and happily gore-soaked little treat."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"An old story retold with a fresh voice, eager to make improvements where they're needed and unwilling to tamper with scenes that don't."
‑ David Cornelius, Popcornworld
"Surprisingly worthy remake."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"...a horror movie that manages to be scary, funny, suspenseful and even a parody of other horror movies."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"As far as remakes go it ain't too shoddy . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
"A fun, cheesy remake from writer Frank Darabont, who gets the tone just right."
‑ Blake Davis, KFOR Channel 4 News
"Modest, disposable remake of a less-than-classic original... but dammit, evil Jell-O is still so cool!"
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
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