Thursday, March 24, 2011
The Blob (1988)
A horror remake directed by Chuck Russell.
A meteorite crashes in a small town and some goo attaches itself to a homeless man. Teens bring the homeless man to the hospital, but while he is waiting for the doctor, the goo devours him. The blob continues to eat people and a military team arrives because they were the ones who created the meteorite.
This was pretty similar to the 1958 version. The teenage heroes being persecuted by stupid cops was the main similarity. I seem to remember a catchy rock song at the end of the original, where this one has cheesy power pop. This one left itself open for sequels in the end (in classic '80s fashion). I'm giving it the same o.k. rating that I gave the original.