Cast and Crew: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. (Director); Burt Bacharach (Theme)
What It’s About: When a meteorite crashes in town and sets free an ever-hungry, ever-growing glob of alien matter, it’s up to local teen Steve Andrews (Steve McQueen) to step up and recognize what’s going on-and find a way to stop The Blob (not to mention convince the adults of its existence) before it eats the world.
Why Watch it Today?: The Blob takes place in July and is a perfect slice of 50s drive-in fun (helped immensely by the soon-to-be-a-star McQueen), perfect for watching with the lights out on a hot summer night (and, of course, the secret to defeating the creature is in short supply this time of year). Keep that ice cream handy if you-or a nearby Blob-need to cool off a bit.