Monday, October 4, 2010

The Blob

Halloween is just around the corner, and when I came across this horror cult classic I just could not keep it to myself. The Blob is an independently made American horror/science-fiction film from 1958 that depicts a giant amoeba-like alien that terrorizes the small community of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

It was not until star Steve McQueen became famous with the TV series Wanted: Dead or Alive, that the film became a hit at the drive-in theatres. The cool thing about this movie is that it helped launch the career of Steve McQueen and was made by a maverick film distributor outside of Hollywood. You can see the entire movie on youtube (albeit in parts), and I highly recommend it! 

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