The Blob

Arriving from outer space (for which read Russia), a large ball of interstellar snot terrorises a small American town by eating everything in sight. McQueen turns in a commendable performance as the (not so) young rebel without a car, who attempts to alert his townsfolk to the threat of the amorphous alien, demonstrating in the process that tearaway teens can still be steadfast, loyal and true when the shit comes down. Despite producer Jack Harris' pooh-poohing of the 'political subtext' theory, rampant Commie-phobia pervades as the ever-redder blob sucks the life-blood out of every sacred American institution, climaxing in a truly marvellous scene in which the enemy within devours an entire diner, over easy, with a side salad and fries to go.

Release details

Duration: 86 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Irwin S Yeaworth Jr
Screenwriter: Theodore Simonson, Kate Phillips
Cast: Anita Corseaut
Earl Rowe
Olin Howlin
Steve McQueen
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