August 6th, 2014: The Blob (1988)

The Blob

Cast and Crew: Chuck Russell (Director, Screenplay); Frank Darabont (Screenplay); Kevin Dillon, Shawnee Smith, Donovan Leitch Jr., Candy Clark, Joe Seneca, Paul McCrane, Art LaFleur, Bill Moseley, Erika Eleniak, Jack Nance

What It’s About:  An ever-growing, ever absorbing mass falls to Earth and begins to eat its way through a small town.  Can some way be found to stop it before it consumes the world?

Why Watch it Today?:  On this date last year a 15 ton “fatberg” made up of discarded fats and baby wipes was blasted out of the London sewer system with high-powered water jets.  Let’s pray that we never see a sentient fatberg, or today’s movie will look like a prophecy.

Other Choices:  The original Blob, which features a very similar plot but less gore.

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