#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A mysterious creature from another planet, resembling a giant blob of jelly, lands on earth. The people of a nearby small town refuse to listen to some teenagers who have witnessed the blob’s destructive power. In the meantime, the blob just keeps on getting bigger.
Plot: A drive-in favorite, this sci-fi classic follows teenagers Steve and his best girl, Jane, as they try to protect their hometown from a gelatinous alien life form that engulfs everything it touches. The first to discover the substance and live to tell about it, Steve and Jane witness the blob destroying an elderly man, then it growing to a terrifying size. But no one else has seen the goo, and policeman Dave refuses to believe the kids without proof.
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Gobs of Fun
What a fun time can be had watching The Blob! A meteorite with a blob inside it lands, attatches itself to an old man’s hand, engulfs the old man, a nurse, a doctor, and so on…until it is a huge mass of jelly-like substance squeezing through small openings and killing anything and everything in its path. A very young Steve McQueen plays the small-town teenager who just can’t get any of the establishment(adults) to listen to him. The film was shot with a shoestring budget and the actors, with the exception of McQueen who shows talent and personality even at this youthful age, range from mediocre to downright bad(Doc Hallen for example), but none of that is overly important to the monster itself. Nothing like it had ever been on film before and some scenes stand out as decidedly very original and memorable. The Spook Movie festival in the movie theater and the finale at the diner are such classic scenes.
THE BLOB…..a classic pro-society horror film. Ten Stars!
THE BLOB is a great horror movie, not merely because of the vividly horrific images of its nearly unstoppable, flesh-dissolving title character, but because it features a real societal message. It is, in many ways, a “feel-good horror film.” The clever storyline is helped immeasurably by solid performances from the entire cast. The two romantic leads, Steve McQueen and Aneta Corsaut, bring surprising depth and sentimentality to the proceedings. They are misunderstood but very well-meaning young people, and it’s very easy to root for them.
This is a pro-society movie, and its juvenile delinquent characters cause trouble mainly out of boredom, not out of some malevolent character flaw. Steve McQueen’s drag-racing rival almost appears to be an enemy early on in the proceedings, but quickly joins in McQueen’s campaign to save the town from the oozing invader once he sees McQueen’s seriousness. In this way, a character situation that at first appears to be cartoonish suddenly develops depth and human realism.
The authorities’ initial skepticism of the kids’ wild claims is proved wrong–and once the threat is acknowledged by all, all conflict within the society disappears. This unification of purpose, and the validation of the “troublemaking” teens, becomes official when Aneta Corsaut’s father breaks into the school to obtain the fire extinguishers needed to freeze the Blob. On any other day, breaking into the school would be considered an act of vandalism typical of a juvenile delinquent–on this particular day, it is a necessary action performed by an adult authority figure. At this turning point, it is clear that there are no lines of division between the young and the old.
This is an unusual film in that it acknowledges the perception of a “generation gap” but suggests that it is more imaginary than real, and that given a real crisis, people will naturally band together to restore order. “The Blob” is a perfect tonic for the kind of depression that generally comes with a viewing of “Night of the Living Dead” (1968).
Much has been made of the film’s cheap but innovative (and effective!) visual effects. They are undeniably clever. A lot of the gravity-defying tricks we see the Blob perform were achieved with miniature sets designed to be rotated. The camera was typically attached to the sets in a very firmly “locked down” position (the lights had to be similarly attached so that the lighting remained steady as the room was turned this way and that). These scenes were often photographed one frame at a time as the room was slowly turned–the silicone blob oozed very slowly and its action needed to be sped up. In a way, this was similar to stop motion photography, but utilizing a blob of silicone rather than an articulated puppet. Even today, the effects are startling and bizarre.
A very good film with an exploitative-sounding title, THE BLOB is a must-see.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 26 min (86 min), 1 hr 23 min (83 min) (Blu-ray Unrated Edition)
Genre Horror, Sci-Fi
Director Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., Russell S. Doughten Jr.
Writer Theodore Simonson (screenplay), Kay Linaker (screenplay), Irvine H. Millgate (original idea)
Actors Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe, Olin Howland
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Fairview Productions, Tonylyn Productions Inc.
Sound Mix Mono, Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 2,254 m (1959) (Netherlands), 2,275 m (1959) (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm