Beware! The Blob


Action / Comedy / Horror / Sci-Fi

Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 25%
IMDb Rating 4.1 10 1402


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Burgess Meredith as Old Hobo
Sid Haig as Zed
Carol Lynley as Leslie
Larry Hagman as Young Hobo
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618.11 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 31 min
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1hr 31 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jclauser 10 / 10

Missing scene?

I love this movie, mostly I guess for nostalgia reasons more than anything else. However, the DVD seems to be missing the scene where the blob goes through the boy scout's campsite causing pandemonium. I have seen this film under both titles and I can't remember which one has this scene. Anyone out there have any more info re: this? For the most part the DVD looks great considering the film's age and the humor which probably put a lot of critics off is rather subversive. The worst memento? My vote goes to Burgess Meredith's close-up. The best? The shot of the blob flooding the bowling alley. I recommend this movie to any lover of junk cinema.

Reviewed by Anonymous Andy (Minus_The_Beer) 4 / 10

Viewer Beware

Baffling and barely competent, "Beware! The Blob" (aka "Son of Blob") is the belated low-budget sequel to the 1958 Steve McQueen classic that nobody asked for. Directed in an off-the-cuff nature by first-time director Larry Hagman (aka J.R. of "Dallas" fame), the titular ooze makes its way across a small town after being unwittingly unleashed by a careless oil-worker. Corny, hokey and -- as it would turn out -- mostly improvised, it would prove to be Hagman's final film. Watching it today, it is all too obvious why.

Within the first five minutes, a ridiculous and slightly meandering tone is set that unfortunately plagues the film until its end. Granted, the film does generate a bit of incidental fun and good humor ("Can I have my lighter back? Can I have my lighter back?") as it plods along, but even the most generous of viewers may have trouble making it to the finish line. The film is low, low (almost no) budget, and the cast is mostly made up of other familiar TV faces/friends of the director. No one appears to be taking the whole thing seriously, which gives the audience permission to do the same. Problem is, you won't have even a fraction of the fun watching this as the cast and crew had making it.

On the upside, the blob's effects are (mostly) convincing. Nobody -- neither kitten not cool-cat hippies -- is safe from the amorphous antagonist, and you may be surprised to find that cinematographer Dean Cundey ("Halloween," "Jurassic Park") had a hand in the special effects. Sometimes it appears as if the slimy scoundrel really is covering cars and coming out of sinks, and sometimes it just looks like strawberry jelly smeared across somebody's face. Lower your expectations and maybe, just maybe, you can have some fun with "Beware! The Blob." Otherwise, just give the original or the 1988 remake a go instead.

Reviewed by moonspinner55 1 / 10

"Maybe you two kids are on a trip or something...I don't know and I don't care."

The Blob from 1958 is back, courtesy of pipe-layer Godfrey Cambridge who collected the killer substance at the North Pole and brought it back home to have it examined (he's the Blob's fourth victim, following a housefly, a kitten and his unsuspecting wife). Actor Larry Hagman, who had previously directed a few episodes from TV shows, makes his feature directorial debut here--it was also his last such effort for the movies (for which we can probably be thankful). One suspects Hagman might have taken on this low-budget, low-brow project just to get his directing resume kick-started, yet he shows absolutely no talent for the job. The Blob looks better dripping down from the roof of a car than it does bobbling up to a farmhouse or sitting dead still in the middle of the road. Hagman tries keeping the scenario light, with joshing segues to overzealous scout master Dick Van Patten and a naked guy on the run after the Blob invaded his bathroom. Still, the cast of familiar character actors looks mighty embarrassed, and there's nothing very clever about the dialogue, the plot or the finale. * from ****

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