The Blob
The Blob (1988)

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… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: August 5, 1988
DVD Release Date: September 11, 2001
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Eric Henderson
House Next Door

Isolationism and false security are as much the targets of the '88 model blob as hobos and horny jocks.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

just a great sweet movie

Scott Weinberg

While not nearly on par with the original, the remake's a fast-paced and happily gore-soaked little treat.

David Cornelius

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.

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Widgett Walls

Surprisingly worthy remake.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a horror movie that manages to be scary, funny, suspenseful and even a parody of other horror movies.

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James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

As far as remakes go it ain't too shoddy . . .

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Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News

A fun, cheesy remake from writer Frank Darabont, who gets the tone just right.

Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Modest, disposable remake of a less-than-classic original... but dammit, evil Jell-O is still so cool!

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Chuck Russell's remake of The Blob is one of those rare films that reinvents the formula of the original and makes it more horrifying. The 1958 version of… More
Devon Bott
Why it reminds me of "Planet Terror", I'm not really sure. Perhaps it's the evil scientists, perhaps it's over-the-top style.… More
Randy Tippy
80's camp with wonderfully stereotypical characters. Not nearly as good as the original but has it's own cheesy charm.
Tim Salmons
I think they did a much better job with the story. Less campy and more horrific.
Lee ?
This remake of the 50's cult classic was a very enjoyable thrill-ride of a movie - and a surprisingly gory one too! The gore effects are superb and the… More
Jason Owens
Back when I was a kid and my parents were still together (in the gone but not forgotten decade of the 80s), me and my mom used to go to the video store all the… More

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