Horror 101 Podcast – Episode 36: The Blob (1988)

Episode XXXVI: The Blob (1988) – August 25th, 2014

Terror has no shape…

Welcome to Horror 101 Episode 36 where the crew envelope themselves with the horror of Chuck Russel’s 1988 remake of Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.’s ’58 classic, The Blob. Co-written by The Walking Dead’s Frank Darabont, The Blob is an excellent schlock B-horror monster madness film with incredibly graphic tactile effects mixed with laughable gags and nods to the time of it’s predecessor. All this packaged in a script that is much smarter than a movie called “The Blob” should ever be. We’ll highlight the gags, the characters and just how horrible a death The Blob has in store for these people. Join us for another 36 minutes of Horror 101 madness!

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

1:00 Welcome….We’re going into this one BLIND!!
2:30 Choosing our adventure…
6:44 Beware of The Blob…
8:30 A history lesson (1958 version)…
9:35 Don’t poke something from space with a stick…
11:00 The worst hospital since Halloween II…
12:38 A full demonstration of The Blob’s mechanics…
14:40 The Death of The Sexual Assaulter…
17:10 The human pipe cleaner…
19:05 Trapped in a phone booth (here’s the Sheriff)…
20:23 In comes The U.S. Army…
21:48 The movie house massacre…
23:40 Breaking Horror Rule #1 (4 stars for child endangerment)…
24:36 The death of Uncle Jemima (not racist)…
26:34 The futile bonzai move (the town is bulldozed)…
28:25 We’ve seen this kind of organism before…
29:05 The logistics of being broken down and consumed…
31:10 Scoring The Blob and closing thoughts…
33:55 Conclusion…thanks for listening

The Blob (1988)

Directed by: Chuck Russel
Written by: Chuck Russel and Frank Darabont
(original story by Irvine H. Millgate)

Starring:

Kevin Dillon as Brian Flagg
Shawnee Smith as Meg Penny
Jeffrey DeMunn as Sheriff Herb Geller
Donovan Leitch Jr. as Paul Taylor
Paul McCrane as Deputy Bill Briggs
Joe Seneca as Dr. Meddows

All video, pictures and audio used from The Blob is copyright © 1988 by Palisades California Inc. and TriStar Pictures. Used for educational purposes. No reproductions of any kind.

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