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Home of the Blob Welcome to the Official Home of The Blob! Worldwide Entertainment Corporation is an entertainment company founded by Hollywood producer, Jack H.
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Another fantastic shout-out by @justhorrorstuff .If you’d like to be featured on @homeoftheblob Instagram feed and Faceb...
08/14/2020

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I was tagged by @thehorrorqueenn to share some of my favorite movie covers. So here are some (but not all) of my favorites!

Thanks for the shout-out @shadowplaypdx ... now the Blob wants pizza! 🍕 ・・・Wanna be featured on @homeoftheblob Instagram...
08/13/2020

Thanks for the shout-out @shadowplaypdx ... now the Blob wants pizza! 🍕
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It's 'Monster Fight Club' time! ⁠⁠Click the link to read how the 'Blob' takes on 'Gremlins.' ⁠⁠Let us know in the commen...
08/12/2020
Blob Battle: The Blob vs. The Gremlins vs. The Movies — HOME OF THE BLOB

It's 'Monster Fight Club' time! ⁠

Click the link to read how the 'Blob' takes on 'Gremlins.' ⁠

Let us know in the comments below who you believe would win this weeks 'Monster Fight Club.'

Who would win in a battle between the Blob and the nasty scaly Gremlins from the 1984 comedy/horror/Christmas classic? Who do you think? Gremlins are evil fanged mischief makers, but the Blob cannot be irritated or amused, or for that matter, killed. It would just dissolve them in gelatinous goo. Wh

Wear a mask and Stay safe out there!
08/11/2020

Wear a mask and Stay safe out there!

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08/11/2020

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The Blob (1988) 💖 Watching a comfort flick today, this one is an all time fav.

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08/10/2020

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08/07/2020

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A day late, but definitely have to give a shout out to the 32nd anniversary to “The Blob”, another one of my early horror films. I was actually one of those kids who couldn’t eat jello for a while after the fact 😄

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08/06/2020

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The Blob (1988)

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08/05/2020

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"THE BLOB", Premiered 32 years ago on this day in HORROR Film HISTORY August 5th 1988!
Directed by CHUCK RUSSELL.
Starring KEVIN DILLON, SHAWNEE SMITH, DONOVAN LEITCH JR & JEFFREY DEMUNN.
MakeUp crew of 43 & special effects crew of 91, including: TONY GARDNER, BILL STURGEON, SHAWN MCENROE, BRIAN WADE, STEVE FRAKES, CHET ZAR, BILL CORSO, JEFFREY R. FARLEY & NICK BENSON.
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All of the exteriors for the movie were shot in a small south Louisiana town called Abbeville. Abbeville is laid out almost exactly the same as Arbeville, Colorado, where the movie takes place. Abbeville was used because filming took place in late 1987 and Arbeville was covered in snow. It's just a weird coincedence that the names are so similar.
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One of this film's producers, Jack H. Harris, was also the producer of the original 1958 version.
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Donovan Leitch Jr., who plays Paul Taylor, had to have a full body cast made of himself for one of the more complicated scenes where Paul is underneath the blob. There were about 50 people running the unstrung Paul. However, Chuck Russell did not tell Shawnee Smith it was really Donovan Leitch Jr. underneath the Blob for the first part of the scene. She believed it was going to be an unstrung person. This was so he could get more of a shock out of her. That is the take that is now seen in the movie when Meg screams out Paul's name upon discovering him.
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The partially-dissolved-but-still-alive soldier was performed by stuntman Noble Craig, a triple-amputee who lost both legs, an arm, and an eye while serving in the Vietnam War.
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It's Blob Blog time!Leave a comment below and let us know what you think about our latest blog post.Images from left to ...
07/30/2020
5 Disgusting Blobby Movies To See After You've Seen the Blob — HOME OF THE BLOB

It's Blob Blog time!

Leave a comment below and let us know what you think about our latest blog post.

Images from left to right: Brian Bremer in "Society," Liana Liberato in “The Beach House,” Kevin McCarthy in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," Kurt Russell in “The Thing,” Lynn Lowry in “Shivers.”

Images from left to right: Brian Bremer in "Society," Liana Liberato in “The Beach House,” Kevin McCarthy in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," Kurt Russell in “The Thing,” Lynn Lowry in “Shivers.”

Thank you @coreyofthedead for the shout-out! Wanna be featured on @homeoftheblob Instagram feed? 🔴Tag your blob inspired...
07/28/2020

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07/27/2020

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Our poster artists bring you another custom image that highlights their favorite parts of the theatre.

This Week's Featured Artist: James Lincke "The Colonial is a special place, a magical place, where cinema is preserved and treated with great respect. The theatre itself is a true work of art and I miss it, as I imagine many do." All posters come with this Bob Ross inspired message: "There's Nothing Wrong with Having a Theatre as a Friend"

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Title – Astro Zombies (1968)Genre – Sci – Fi / HorrorStarring – John Carradine, Wendell CoreyRated – PGSynopsis: A serie...
07/24/2020

Title – Astro Zombies (1968)

Genre – Sci – Fi / Horror

Starring – John Carradine, Wendell Corey

Rated – PG

Synopsis: A series of bizarre mutilation murders occur with increasing savagery in the city. CIA investigator Holman, (Wendell Corey) suspects that Dr. DeMarco, the former chief scientist of the Astro Space Laboratory (John Carradine), has successfully created Astro Man, a Super Human that is actually a zombie made up of random dead body parts with a defective brain! Hoping to find the zombie before foreign spies do, Holman sets out to ensnare Astro Man by using beautiful women as bait. The result: An intriguing blend of horror and hilarity as Brutal Mutants Menace Helpless Girls.

07/23/2020

What's your favorite part of Astro Zombies?

Title – 4-D Man (1959)Genre – Sci – Fi / HorrorStarring – Robert Lansing, Lee Meriwether, James Congdon, Patty DukeRated...
07/22/2020

Title – 4-D Man (1959)

Genre – Sci – Fi / Horror

Starring – Robert Lansing, Lee Meriwether, James Congdon, Patty Duke

Rated – PG

Synopsis - The Four-bidden Dimension Made Him A Monster! After neglectfully burning down his lab, the brilliant but irresponsible physicist Tony Nelson goes to work with his famous and equally brilliant scientist brother, Scott, and Scott’s assistant and finance, Linda Davis. Working closely with the lovely Linda, the two begin to fall in love with each other. While working late in the lab one night on a special project, Tony discovers a fantastic new process that he hopes will allow any object to achieve a fourth dimensional (4-D) state. In this state, one solid object can pass easily through any other solid object. Tony shares his experiment’s success with his brother, as Scott watches in amazement as his own hand passes through a block of steel. When Scott discovers that Linda intends to marry Tony, he becomes enraged and steals Tony’s experiment. Without regard to the possibility of any dangerous side effects, Scott experiments with the process on himself and finds that he is able to successfully transform himself into a 4-D state. Big mistake!

Thank you, Paste Magazine, for including The Blob on your list of the 10 Best Horror Movie Remakes!
07/21/2020
The 10 Best Horror Movie Remakes

Thank you, Paste Magazine, for including The Blob on your list of the 10 Best Horror Movie Remakes!

Horror isn't a genre known for great remakes, but there are still classics to be found, from "The Thing" to "Dawn of the Dead."

07/21/2020

Tell us how much you love 4D Man!

4D Man (also known as The Evil Force in the UK; reissued as Master of Terror in the US) is a 1959 independent American science fiction film in color by De Luxe, produced by Jack H. Harris (from his original screenplay), directed by Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., and starring Robert Lansing, Lee Meriwether, and James Congdon.

Title – Equinox (1970)Genre – Sci – Fi / HorrorStarring – Frank Bonner, Edward Connell, Barbara Hewitt, Robin Christophe...
07/20/2020

Title – Equinox (1970)

Genre – Sci – Fi / Horror

Starring – Frank Bonner, Edward Connell, Barbara Hewitt, Robin Christopher

Rated – PG

Synopsis: The story is revealed in flashback, as told to a curious reporter by teenager David Fielding, a patient in an asylum and the lone survivor of a picnic in the woods gone bad. After the picnic, David, his girlfriend Susan, best buddy Jim and his girl Vicki decide to explore an eerie but intriguing cave buried deep in the woods that beckons them to enter. Once inside, they meet a strange old man who gives them an ancient book, the Necronomicon, containing secret spells and details about a clandestine and malevolent world coexisting with their own. The teens soon find that their world is transforming before their eyes, populated with foreboding portals and grizzly gargantuan creatures. As they attempt to translate the hieroglyphs and ancient symbols in the book, a forest ranger comes along, who seems determined to take possession of the book. In reality, the ranger is Asmodeus, an ancient evil god who will stop at nothing to retrieve the book. Before long, the teens find themselves in a hopeless duel with the devil. Great special effects are provided by a young Dennis Muren, future nine-time Oscar- winning special effects artist.

07/20/2020

Equinox is a 1970 American supernatural horror film directed by Jack Woods, and starring Edward Connell, Barbara Hewitt, Frank Bonner and Robin Christopher. Though uncredited, producer Dennis Muren also served as a second director. The film focuses on four teenagers picnicking in a California canyon, where they stumble upon an ancient book containing secrets of a strange world that exists alongside humans, and consequently unleash a plethora of evil creatures.

The film was originally conceived as a short by producer-director Muren—then titled The Equinox: Journey into the Supernatural—who developed and shot it with friends Dave Allen and Jim Danforth in 1967. After independent distributor Tonylyn Productions expressed interest in distributing the film, director Jack Woods was hired to direct additional footage and expand Muren's short into a full-length feature film.

Equinox initially gained a reputation as a midnight movie during its theatrical run, but has in later years been noted for its economical yet sophisticated use of stop-motion special effects and cel animation, which were provided by Dave Allen and Jim Danforth; the latter later worked on Flesh Gordon, in which he animated a giant monster similar to the ones in Equinox.

The film has been influential to the horror and sci-fi monster genres, receiving praise from filmmaker George Lucas and special effects artist Ray Harryhausen.

It was released on DVD by the Criterion Collection in 2006.

We love staying in and watching a great monster horror film. 🎞️🧟🏠🤖😍☠️👽👻👾Thanks to @macabromaniac for this fantastic phot...
07/17/2020

We love staying in and watching a great monster horror film.
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Thanks to @macabromaniac for this fantastic photo featuring The Blob!

It's 'Monster Fight Club' time! ⁠⁠Click the link to read how the Blob takes on 'Stranger Things'' Mind Flayer. ⁠⁠Let us ...
07/15/2020
Blob vs. Mind Flayer — HOME OF THE BLOB

It's 'Monster Fight Club' time! ⁠

Click the link to read how the Blob takes on 'Stranger Things'' Mind Flayer. ⁠

Let us know in the comments below who you believe would win this weeks 'Monster Fight Club.'

So far in this series of Blob battles, the Blob has taken on horror entities from Pennywise the Clown to the Invisible Man .  In general, the Blob is hard to beat for several reasons. First, it is an indestructible mass of goo. Second, this is the Blob Blog, dedicated to all things Blob,

If the blob could speak, what would it say?☎️Leave your answer in the comments below. 📬
07/15/2020

If the blob could speak, what would it say?
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Steve McQueen's character, Steve Andrews, from 1958's, The Blob, asked a very profound question. ❓Let us know what you t...
07/14/2020

Steve McQueen's character, Steve Andrews, from 1958's, The Blob, asked a very profound question.

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Blobfest 2020: The Home EditionJul 10 at 7 PM – Jul 11 at 11 PM EDT🏠The Colonial Theatre will be screening the Friday Ni...
07/10/2020

Blobfest 2020: The Home Edition
Jul 10 at 7 PM – Jul 11 at 11 PM EDT
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The Colonial Theatre will be screening the Friday Night Stay-In show, multiple screenings of The Blob, along with your favorite double features online!
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07/09/2020

"PLEASE GO HOME AND STAY THERE."
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We may not be able to be together @Thecolonialtheatre for this years Blobfest, but we can still experience togetherness with...
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Blobfest 2020: The Home Edition
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The Colonial Theatre will be screening the Friday Night Stay-In show, multiple screenings of The Blob, along with your favorite double features online!
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ONLY TWO DAYS AWAY!Tickets on sale NOW!https://thecolonialtheatre.com/programs/blobfest-2020-the-home-edition/Blobfest 2...
07/08/2020

ONLY TWO DAYS AWAY!

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Blobfest 2020: The Home Edition
Jul 10 at 7 PM – Jul 11 at 11 PM EDT

The Colonial Theatre will be screening the Friday Night Stay-In show, multiple screenings of The Blob, along with your favorite double features online!

Help the Colonial Theatre stay open for Blobfests to come with your continued support of the nonprofit Colonial Theatre.

LET THE OOZING BEGIN!🎟️Tickets on sale NOW!🎞️https://thecolonialtheatre.com/programs/blobfest-2020-the-home-edition/Blob...
07/07/2020

LET THE OOZING BEGIN!
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Blobfest 2020: The Home Edition
Jul 10 at 7 PM – Jul 11 at 11 PM EDT
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The Colonial Theatre will be screening the Friday Night Stay-In show, multiple screenings of The Blob, along with your favorite double features online!
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Help the Colonial Theatre stay open for Blobfests to come with your continued support of the nonprofit Colonial Theatre.

07/06/2020

LET THE OOZING BEGIN!
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We may not be able to be together @Thecolonialtheatre for this years Blobfest, but we can still experience togetherness with Blobfest 2020: The Home Edition

Jul 10 at 7 PM – Jul 11 at 11 PM EDT

The Colonial Theatre will be screening the Friday Night Stay-In show, multiple screenings of The Blob, along with your favorite double features online!

Help the Colonial Theatre stay open for Blobfests to come with your continued support of the nonprofit Colonial Theatre.

Happy 4th of July! 🎆✨🇺🇲🌠🌟
07/04/2020

Happy 4th of July! 🎆✨🇺🇲🌠🌟

See “The King of Cool” Blobfest 2020: The Home EditionJul 10 at 7 PM – Jul 11 at 11 PM EDT⏰@thecolonialtheatre will be s...
07/03/2020

See “The King of Cool”
Blobfest 2020: The Home Edition
Jul 10 at 7 PM – Jul 11 at 11 PM EDT

@thecolonialtheatre will be screening the Friday Night Stay-In show, multiple screenings of The Blob, along with your favorite double features online! Follow our link below to the 2020 t-shirt, poster and more, available for pre-order now!
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LET THE OOZING BEGIN!
Tickets on sale NOW!
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@Thecolonialtheatre📽️Blobfest 2020: The Home EditionJul 10 at 7 PM – Jul 11 at 11 PM EDT ⏰Just because you have to stay ...
07/02/2020

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Blobfest 2020: The Home Edition
Jul 10 at 7 PM – Jul 11 at 11 PM EDT

Just because you have to stay at home doesn’t mean we can’t have a great time! @thecolonialtheatre will be screening the Friday Night Stay-In show, multiple screenings of The Blob, along with your favorite double features online! Follow our link below to the 2020 t-shirt, poster and more, available for pre-order now!
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Terrence Stephen McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was an American actor who was nicknamed "The King of Cool"....
06/30/2020

Terrence Stephen McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was an American actor who was nicknamed "The King of Cool". His antihero persona developed at the height of the counterculture of the 1960s made him a top box-office draw during the 1960s and 1970s. McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand Pebbles. His other popular films include The Cincinnati Kid, Love With the Proper Stranger, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, The Getaway, and Papillon, as well as the all-star ensemble films The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and The Towering Inferno.
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In late 1955 at the age of 25, McQueen left New York and headed for California, where he moved into a house on Vestal Avenue in the Echo Park area, seeking acting jobs in Hollywood. When McQueen appeared in a two-part television Westinghouse Studio One presentation entitled The Defenders, Hollywood manager Hilly Elkins (who managed McQueen's first wife, Neile) took note of him and decided that B-movies would be a good place for the young actor to make his mark. He landed his first film role in a bit part in Somebody Up There Likes Me, directed by Robert Wise and starring Paul Newman. McQueen was subsequently hired for the films Never Love a Stranger; The Blob (his first leading role), which depicts a flesh-eating amoeba-like space creature; and The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery.
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Blobfest 2020: The Home Edition
Jul 10 at 7 PM – Jul 11 at 11 PM EDT

@thecolonialtheatre will be screening the Friday Night Stay-In show, multiple screenings of The Blob, along with your favorite double features online! Follow our link below to the 2020 t-shirt, poster and more, available for pre-order now!
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Help the Colonial Theatre stay open for Blobfests to come with your continued support of the nonprofit Colonial Theatre.
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LET THE OOZING BEGIN!
Tickets on sale NOW!
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Last Friday, February 28th 2020, Jeopardy! finally featured an answer about The Blob. It came up under the category of "Four letter words, beginning and ending with "B"! Long live The Blob!
When was it implied the blob gets bigger from heat sources? Been seeing that brought up a lot lately. Like in the return of the blob story on amazon. And on youtube. As a bsttle between Godzilla and blob. I always thought it was flesh that made him grow.
I had this weird moment after i realized that the 4d man and the blob were made by the ame guy and he used money from the blob to film the 4d man, a crossover movie. possibly the best b movie never made, but you can still enjoy the review I wrote. The 4d man vs the Blob. (1961) B movie maestro Jack Harris reportedly made the 4D man with the advance he was given to make the Blob. Both movies had certain similarities, like very cheap effects often involving photographs being filmed, and ended with a question mark. It was not surprising Harris would combine these 2 movies to make what many regarded as his best movie, the return of blob and the 4d man, in 1961. As the movie opens dastardly agents for an unnamed foreign power *koff* russia*koff* attack an arctic base, murdering it's AMERICAN personnel in cold blood (ha ha) in order to steal the blob as part of a dastardly enemy *koff*russian*koff* plan to destroy america. (How the russians plan to use the blob as a weapon against america without risking it consuming the world is never explained. Apparently those stupid commie rats never thought their plan thru. Wink) Meanwhile in a deep forest a bunch of hobos are having some stew and moonshine when a ragged, very aged man stumbles out of the woods. He is seen from behind. The hobos take pity on the wretched stranger and offer him food. Without hesitation the stranger steps thru the hobos in rapid succession, causing them to gasp, scream, drop dead and age rapidly.The stranger turns and is revealed as Robert Lansing, AKA the 4d man. A US military cargo plane, flown by those accented but unnamed evil furriners, flies thru a storm, and a lightning bolt grazes it. The stupid evil crew things all is well but doesn't realize the electrical surge blew out the freezer unit in the cargo bay. Boy we know where that's going. Meanwhile the 4d man is in mad scientist mode, working on a way to stabilize his condition and allow himself to feed off electrical power rather than human life energy. He has, with undefined resources, set himself up with a lab in a remote house who occupants have helped extend his life. Insanely talking to the withered corpses he tells them hopefully he won't have to resort to such "unpleasantness" much longer and how scientific progress usually came at a price, like Marie Curie's death by radiation poisoning. It was nothing personal, he casually assures the corpses as he works on some arcane technology. On board the plane, blob unfreezes and has itself an exotic russian breakfast, flavored with vodka and terrible accents. The plane, out of control, flies towards california. (OH NO! NOT CALIFORNIA!) Cut to The 4d man's brother, Tony Nelson, (No, not the guy who found a genie in a bottle a few years later!) and his new wife,Linda. (Lee Meriwether) They are trying to reconstruct the super metal cargonite as was mentioned in the original 4d man, as such a super metal will give America a tremendous military advantage over "the commies". Tony is having a hard time as many of the people who created cargonite, especially his brilliant but bitter and insane brother are dead or... We remember that the 4d man's fate was uncertain at the end of the movie. (Stealing Scott's formula wasn't as easy as stealing his girl, hey, Tony?) Model plane crashes in california desert, and the top billed star, the blob, makes it full appearance. (it had only been seen from it's own POV while it ate the reds on the plane. Military forces who had tracked the plane arrive and see it emerging. Machine guns, rockets and even flamethrowers do not stop it. The california desert is to hot to freeze it in and it is too mobile. Tony thinks a massive cargonite cell could trap it if it were lured or driven into it but needs the formula. Meanwhile bodies of dead hobos are discovered and linked to the 4d man. Informed of his survival, Linda makes a desperate appeal to Scott over the media to help save the human race. Scott conveniently catches her appeal. He picks up a phone. He is brought to the couple, his former lover and brother, and offers to help but is visibly aging, needing more human life energy. In a cold yet noble scene an army sergeant volunteers to give his life to keep scott alive to finish the cargonite cell. Scott seems hesitant to take the life of a man volunteering for such an end, and closes his eyes before driving his hand into the volunteer. The military is taking advantage of the blob's mindless nature, luring it back towards the desert with low flying helicopters full of volunteers that it keeps pursuing in a, well, mindless fashion. Cargonite must be easy to mass produce because with Scot's help a massive (matte painted) cargonite chamber that should contain the blob is built in the desert apparently in sort order. The blob is lured towards it when things go fubar. An evil commie saboteur is at the scene and sabotages everything (Boy, maybe McCarthy was right...) The mass of red silicone, same prop used in the original movie, btw, gets a quick meal when the commie shoots at the copter engine to make it crash. Those were good men... Scott sees the men being eaten alive by the horrible blob and suddenly realizes he is an even worse monster than it is. It's a mindless mass of protoplasm, he chose to become what he did, his horrible epiphany reveals to him. (His realization doesn't stop him from killing the commie b*st*rd to take some of the grey makeup out of his hair, tho. We all know killing commies is OK. ) Tony and linda are cut off and forced to flee into the cargonite chamber thru it's one entrance, the blobs oozes after them. Seeing his brother and former lover trapped and about to be slimed to death, Scott snarls, screams in rage and runs straight into the massive blob, phasing thru it. Linda and Tony are shocked to see scott come thru the cargonite chamber doorway, emerging from the mass of blob that was just beginning to ooze thru it. Collapsing, Scott gasps he hoped to kill the blob by draining its life energy but there was too much, still the blob apparently didn't like being phased thru one iota. it's surface texture has changed slightly, indicating possible damage to it's "protoplasmic molecular structure", according to Linda. Furthermore, big red apparently decides a Linda and tony combo isn't really worth going thru someone who can go thru it. It starts oozing away, slowly. Tony explains "Even mindless, it recognizes that you can hurt it, Scott! It's withdrawing from you like it withdraws from cold!" Maybe tony can get a job as Captain Obvious after he helps america beat the damn commies. Scott escorts the newlyweds away from the blob which is moving a mite slower after being phased thru and having some of it's life energy slurped up by Scott. Scott tells tony and linda to flee, he intends to "Kill that damn thing no matter the cost!" Tony looks in Scott's eyes and realizes what he's going to do. He heads off yelling at everyone to "clear out, run! There's gonna be an explosion!" Linda still feels for Scott, obviously, especially after being saved form a really horrible death by him, but knows it's for the best. (she did shoot him in the first movie, after all.) She looks at him and says "Scott, I..I wish... things could..." Scott kills the awkward moment with a line that would be copped by Harrison ford decades later "I know." then tells her to run. Extras in army uniforms begin piling into jeeps and trucks, considerately taking linda and tony with them. Scott is busy herding the 4d man avoiding blob away from the fleeing crew. As they drive off he takes a deep breath and runs thru the blob again, which convulses violently and begins to steam. Scott emerges, glowing faintly and obviously in pain. He looks at the steaming, bubbling blob and realizes it's still alive. With a roar of fury he charges into it and does not come out. The blob begins to violently boil and crumble into a heap of black chunks looking somewhat like ground up charcoal bricks. As it does a bright light is seen in the middle of it's collapsing form. It is scott, glowing brilliantly, doubled over in agony but still on his feet. As the blob becomes a flattened heap of black rubble, scott raises his face up to the sky and his eyes snap open. Shafts of white light shoot up into the sky from them and his mouth as he barks out a short, pained, victorious laugh. He then explodes in a rotoscoped animation of stock nuclear test footage. Later, Linda, Tony and a few military types stand looking down into a deep black crater. A colonel or something tells tony "Your brother did horrible things, but in the end he reclaimed his humanity and probably saved millions, maybe hundreds of millions of lives." Tony nods. The end. No question mark. Robert Lansing's acting really carried this movie. This was no mean feat since he was often acting to a mass of red silicone. His facial expressions as he realizes with horror how much of a monster he has become was a very powerful scene. The effects were a little better than either of the original movies, but only a bit. How the russians planned to use the blob as a weapon was never explained, but this was still a solid B movie and outgrossed both it's predecessors. I give it a 5/5
One of my favorite all time films and i own the old Crestwood House book
Watching on The Big Screen.