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02/20/2020
See who made the list of the top 7 monster love stories of all time...
02/13/2020
Top 7 Monster Love Stories — HOME OF THE BLOB

See who made the list of the top 7 monster love stories of all time...

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air. So, we thought it would be nice to celebrate some of the big screen’s best monster love stories. Here are the top seven monster love stories of all time: #1 King Kong (1933 and its many remakes) The Monster: Kong, a gigantic p

02/10/2020

Which movie should we remake? 4D Man or Astro Zombies?

#theblob #theblob1958 #homeoftheblob #alien #scifi #classicfilms #HollywoodHistory
02/01/2020

#theblob #theblob1958 #homeoftheblob #alien #scifi #classicfilms #HollywoodHistory

It's the first match of our 'Monster Fight Club' blog series. Which monster do you think will win? Click to find out.htt...
01/31/2020

It's the first match of our 'Monster Fight Club' blog series. Which monster do you think will win? Click to find out.
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01/21/2020

Neil deGrasse Tyson's favorite alien monster is the Blob! Watch now to find out why this astrophysicist believes our monster is the best.

Here's an original 🗞️ ad for 'The Blob.' Below it, notice the movie being advertised. In his book, 'Father of the Blob,'...
01/18/2020

Here's an original 🗞️ ad for 'The Blob.' Below it, notice the movie being advertised. In his book, 'Father of the Blob,' this is what the film producer, Jack H Harris, had to say about it:

"A couple of months before the premiere, I found out that Paramount had sunk almost a half a million dollars into a minor little black and white production called 'I Married A Monster From Outer Space.' 'The Blob' had been purchased as a second feature to their loser production. Though I wasn't too happy about it, I just knew that 'The Blob' would find its way out of second place because it was head, shoulders, and feet about 'I Married A Monster From Outer Space.'
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When the double feature opened in about thirty selected theaters throughout the U.S., two of them did not receive the 'I Married A Monster From Outer Space' prints. The results were enormous and the best grosses came from the two houses that ran 'The Blob' alone. This created a new model. 'The Blob' suddenly became the top feature, and all promotion was devoted to 'The Blob.'
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It opened in territory after territory in the domestic United States. In that era, national theater breaks were reserved for top, double-A features. After the California result, 300 theaters nationally opened the picture. Reading that week's 'Variety' (the movie trade paper bible), grosses were so high, you'd think I had made them up myself. When opening the two pages that showed every territory and what their gross was, every single one of them said, "'The Blob' Wows Them in Philly,' ''The Blob' Breaks Records in Chicago', "'The Blob' out grosses everything in Hartford, Boston, Detroit, Denver." It was unanimous. 'The Blob' was a hit, destined to become a sci-fi cult classic and acclaimed motion picture."
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We've been going though Jack's files to bring you some cool movie memorabilia. So keep coming back for more, and beware of the Blob. 👍

In the mood for some Hollywood history about 'The Blob?' Here are the original letters written to and from our movie dir...
01/16/2020

In the mood for some Hollywood history about 'The Blob?'

Here are the original letters written to and from our movie director, Irvin S. Yeaworth, about getting approval for the film from the Motion Picture Association of America.

Our favorite line from MPAA's response:
"It will be important to avoid any undue gruesomeness throughout the scenes which the monster attacks its various victims."

We looked up what exactly was on page 25 of the script that prompted that statement and it was the scene when the old man was brought in to see the Doc by Jane and Steve.

Boy, have times changed!

01/09/2020
12/30/2019

A REMINDER to "celebrate" responsibly this New Year's. You might miss an important message! 🍾🥂🎉

#theblob #newyearseveparty #horrorfilms #beware #drinkresponsibly #theblob1958 #scifihorror

12/25/2019
Guess who's coming for dinner? The Blob. Guess who's on the menu? You. 😉
12/21/2019

Guess who's coming for dinner? The Blob.
Guess who's on the menu? You. 😉

Blob Fan Mike aka Manik.Vision shared this photo he took at the Chiller Theatre of Wes Shank, a big collector of all thi...
12/20/2019

Blob Fan Mike aka Manik.Vision shared this photo he took at the Chiller Theatre of Wes Shank, a big collector of all things The Blob and owner of the original Blob from the 1950s film production. As you can see, the Blob withstands the test of time. Nothing can beat the Blob!

12/18/2019

Even if you're lucky enough to see it coming, you better hope the Blob doesn't corner you.
Because you can't negotiate with it...
Or persuade it...
Or distract it...
From making you lunch!

12/12/2019

Just in case you need a little more Steve McQueen in your life.

12/10/2019

The Blob is sneaky...
Without making a sound, it finds you...
When it touches you, there's no way to get away from it...
Your fate is sealed...
You. Are. Lunch.

Attention Blob Fans: Here's a great gift idea for the entire family!
12/08/2019
Hunt A Killer - Home

Attention Blob Fans: Here's a great gift idea for the entire family!

Use your detective skills to solve the fastest growing murder mystery subscription box.

We hate to brag but...
12/06/2019
7 Reasons the Blob Is a Badass Monster

We hate to brag but...

Despite the 61-year-old iconic flesh-eating alien being indescribable at best, here's a list of 7 reasons (in no particular order) that prove why the Blob is a monster above the rest of the competition.

The Blob, once again, makes the list! Because you don't need a lot of fancy bells and whistles to be a badass monster. 💪
12/04/2019
10 Amazing Horror Movies That Didn't Use CGI

The Blob, once again, makes the list! Because you don't need a lot of fancy bells and whistles to be a badass monster. 💪

Horror movies often rely on CGI effects to induce fright in its audiences, but these ten fantastic films used practical effects to greater success.

Fire extinguishers were used to stop the Blob. Now, one stops a terrorist in London. Don't underestimate the power of th...
11/30/2019
Matthew Thompson on Twitter

Fire extinguishers were used to stop the Blob. Now, one stops a terrorist in London. Don't underestimate the power of the fire extinguisher.

“Speechless. Members of the public with nothing but a narwhal tusk and a fire extinguisher tackle a murderous terrorist. Heroism, pure and simple. https://t.co/QAlVkFiexs”

We would also like to wish the man who started it all, The Blob's producer, Jack H Harris, a happy birthday. Today, he w...
11/28/2019

We would also like to wish the man who started it all, The Blob's producer, Jack H Harris, a happy birthday. Today, he would have been 101 years old! Learn more about him in Part 2 of our Blob Blog series, What You Didn't Know About Father of the Blob. http://bit.ly/BlobBlog91919

Count your blessings! The Blob hasn't eaten you...yet.
11/28/2019

Count your blessings! The Blob hasn't eaten you...yet.

Looking for a fun activity to do with the family this year? Perfect for people that love science-fiction alien invasions...
11/27/2019
Home | Escape The Invasion Copy

Looking for a fun activity to do with the family this year? Perfect for people that love science-fiction alien invasions and escape rooms...

Explore the not-too-distant future, uncover secrets, and save the human race. Join the game in the fastest growing science fiction subscription box!

Was your Monday tough? It could have been worse. At least the Blob didn't have you for dinner, right?
11/26/2019

Was your Monday tough? It could have been worse. At least the Blob didn't have you for dinner, right?

The Blob all started because Jack wanted to create the best monster ever so he asked if his buddy Irvin H Millgate could...
11/23/2019

The Blob all started because Jack wanted to create the best monster ever so he asked if his buddy Irvin H Millgate could help him do that. Learn more about the father of the Blob here: http://bit.ly/BlobBlog91219

The Blob Producer Jack H Harris received his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star on February 4, 2014. #tbt
11/22/2019

The Blob Producer Jack H Harris received his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star on February 4, 2014. #tbt

Need some gift ideas for your little monsters? Sci Fi Suzi has 7 great picks for you!
11/18/2019

Need some gift ideas for your little monsters? Sci Fi Suzi has 7 great picks for you!

In honor of the founder of Worldwide Entertainment Corp aka Home of the Blob, Jack H Harris, and what would have been hi...
11/15/2019
FATHER OF THE BLOB: The Making Of A Monster Smash & Other Hollywood Tales

In honor of the founder of Worldwide Entertainment Corp aka Home of the Blob, Jack H Harris, and what would have been his 101st birthday this November 28th, learn what gave Jack the gusto to make the most iconic monster movie. Get your copy today!

Jack H. Harris started out as a child performer in vaudeville and has done everything related to the movies including projectionist, usher, theatre manager, actor, distributor and producer. His life encompasses the history of the movies and so do the anecdotes he so eloquently shares. There's ple...

11/12/2019

Which famous American composer and pop icon is responsible for this infectious tune?!?

Released on Columbia Records in November 1958 as a single, the theme song for our Blob became a hit! And spent 10 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at no. 33.

HINT: He is performing this December at the Saban Theater in Los Angeles.

#theblob #themesong #billboardhot100 #moviemusic

Happy Veteran's Day to all those who served and continue to serve our country valiantly in the military! We thank you fo...
11/11/2019

Happy Veteran's Day to all those who served and continue to serve our country valiantly in the military! We thank you for your brave service!

Below is a photo of The Blob producer, Jack H Harris, who served during WWII and spent the rest of his life in support of veterans.

10 Fun-filled facts about The Blob for a relaxing Sunday read. You're welcome.😁
11/11/2019
10 Amorphous Facts About The Blob

10 Fun-filled facts about The Blob for a relaxing Sunday read. You're welcome.😁

A quintessential drive-in horror movie, 'The Blob' has been absorbing viewers for more than 50 years.

Hey, Blob Fans! Check out Sci-Fi Suzi's latest film review of Terminator: Dark Fate. 😎
11/10/2019

Hey, Blob Fans! Check out Sci-Fi Suzi's latest film review of Terminator: Dark Fate. 😎

11/07/2019
How do you get people to protect themselves from something they don't believe in?

How do you get people to protect themselves from something they don't believe in? - Steve McQueen as Steve Andrews in his first film role

On the anniversary of The Blob's heroine's passing, we'd like to share this clip to celebrate Aneta Corsaut's inspiring performance and fantastic portrayal of teenage heroism. The fact that teenagers were the heroes in The Blob is one of the primary reasons it was and continues to be a pop culture phenomenon.

What do you think the Blob represents?In the photo below, Film Director Irvin “Shorty” Yeaworth (from left) directs “The...
11/04/2019

What do you think the Blob represents?

In the photo below, Film Director Irvin “Shorty” Yeaworth (from left) directs “The Blob” as Producer, Jack H Harris, and the crew listens in on his direction.

Yeaworth had directed 400 Christian films before taking on his first monster movie. When Harris challenged Yeaworth as to whether he would be equally devoted to his film, Shorty answered, “The monster represents God’s wrath at the failings of humanity.”

Not all monsters get the type of respect the Blob gets from the scientific community. You know. How everything from a ca...
11/01/2019
Universal’s Classic Monster Movies Backed by Science?

Not all monsters get the type of respect the Blob gets from the scientific community.

You know. How everything from a catastrophic natural disaster to a super mutant mold gets named after our all-consuming, flesh-eating alien?

But here are some of Universal's monsters getting some scientific recognition of their own. If you're in LA before April, you should check it out for yourself. Click to get the scoop.

Leave it to Los Angeles' Natural History Museum to come up with a wild and spooky treat for fans of the macabre--and just in time for Halloween, too!

While you trick-or-treat, walk, don't run. Unless, of course, you bump into the Blob. Then run, don't walk!
10/31/2019

While you trick-or-treat, walk, don't run. Unless, of course, you bump into the Blob. Then run, don't walk!

Shout out to Middlesex County in NJ that hosted a screening of The Blob as part of their annual Halloween celebration. Y...
10/29/2019
Middlesex County presents a historical Halloween celebration

Shout out to Middlesex County in NJ that hosted a screening of The Blob as part of their annual Halloween celebration. Young viewers were also able to make their own blob, too. Reach out on our page if you'd like to host a public screening in your town!

PISCATAWAY — Middlesex County’s Office of Arts and History has fun activities planned for Halloween that combine history with the spooky spirit of the season.

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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
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