The Blob
Blob, The (1988)
Title: The Blob
Genres: Horror
Directed by: Chuck Russell
Written by: Chuck Russell; Frank Darabont; Theodore Simonson; Kate Phillips
Produced by: Andre Blay; Jack H. Harris; Elliott Kastner; Rupert Harvey
Music by: Michael Hoenig
Cinematography: Mark Irwin
Edited by: Tod Feuerman; Terry Stokes
Distributed by: TriStar Pictures
Released: August 5th, 1988
Rating: R
Running time: 95 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $19,000,000
Gross: $8,247,943 (US)

The Blob is an American horror film directed by Chuck Russell. It is a remake of the original The Blob monster movie released in 1958 and directed by Irvin S. Yeaworth. The remake was produced by TriStar Pictures and released theatrically in the United States on August 5th, 1988. This film holds a noticeably darker tenor than the campy 1950s version and features Kevin Dillon as Brian Flagg, the rough-and-tumble biker who finds himself in the unexepcted role of hero trying to save a girl named Meg Penny from a dangerous, mutating slime monster that is slowly consuming their sleepy, little town.

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Kevin Dillon Brian Flagg
Shawnee Smith Meg Penny
Donovan Leitch Paul Taylor
Jeffrey DeMunn Sheriff Herb Geller
Candy Clark Fran Hewitt
Joe Senaca Doctor Meadows
Del Close Reverend Meeker
Paul McCrane Deputy Bill Briggs
Sharon Spelman Mrs. Penny
Beau Billingslea Moss Woodley
Art LaFleur Pharmacist/Mister Penny
Robert Axelrod Jennings
Bill Moseley Soldier #2
Frank Collison Hobbe
Michael Kenworthy Kevin Penny
Jack Rader Colonel Hargis
Billy Beck Can man
Wade Mayer Movie patron
Douglas Emerson Eddie Beckner
Jack Nance Doctor
Charlene Fox Woman in doctor's office
Erika Eleniak Vicki De Soto
Margaret Smith Nurse
Teddy Vincent Sally Jeffers
Don Brunner White suit #1/Scientist
Clayton Landey George Ruit
Jacquelyn Masche White suit #2
Julie McCullough Susie
Daryl Marsh Lance
Jamison Newlander Anthony
Judith Flanagan Eddie's mother
Richard Crenna, Jr. Soldier outside town hall
Pons Maar Theatre manager
M. James Arnett Radio man
Peter Crombie Soldier at command post
Rick Avery Soldier with cracked faceplate
David Weininger Soldier #1
Moss Porter Sergeant
Noble Craig Puddle soldier
Opelene Bartley Old woman in tent
Portia Griffin Gospel singer
Jennifer Lincoln Young woman in town hall
Charlie Spradling Co-ed
Kristen Aldrich Co-ed

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