FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS: The Blob (1988, director Chuck Russell in person!)


Schedule permitting, director Chuck Russell in person! In the pristine wake of great atomic-era horror remakes (Carpenter’s The Thing, Cronenberg’s The Fly) came the lesser celebrated but no less delightful 1988 remake of The Blob. Filtered through the mad minds of screenwriter Frank “Shawshank Redemption” Darabont and director Chuck Russell (the team also responsible for the superior Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors), the ‘50s schlockfest Blob morphed into a state-of the-art ‘80s gore FX-travaganza that still has to power to shock and turn stomachs more than 25 years on. Starring bad-boy Kevin Dillon (Entourage) and the seemingly ageless Shawnee Smith as small town teens on the run from the titular amorphous monster, this fast-paced, gloopy gross-out surprises with its ability to endlessly entertain, and to escalate the madness until the pink stuff is oozing from your shattered skull. Gear up with us for a gelatinous good time in 35mm!
Dir. Chuck Russell, 1988, 35mm, 95 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “The Blob”!