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The Blob

The Blob

The Blob

1958 / 86min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: IRWIN S. YEAWORTH JR.

CAST: STEVE MCQUEEN, ANETA CORSAUT, EARL ROWE

PRODUCER - JACK HARRIS
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - THOMAS SPALDING
SPECIAL EFFECTS - BART SLOANE
TITLE THEME - BURT BACHARACH
LYRICS - MACK DAVID

One of the nastiest—and most ingeniously named—monsters in movie history was made from just a simple mix of silicone and red dye. This gooey Technicolor gross-out from the era of fifties B-horror (see Matinee) redefines the term pulp fiction: its creature has no eyes, ears, claws, or even teeth—it just tries to consume and absorb everything in its path, including in one scene, the screaming patrons of a movie house. Steve McQueen, playing a teen at 28, is a local bad boy who tries to stop the slop. Features a catchy theme song by, improbably, Burt Bacharach.