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The Blob (1958)

Director: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. Run Time: 86 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 1958

Starring: Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe, Steve McQueen

It creeps, and leaps and glides and slides across the floor… *pop* Beware of THE BLOB!

In his debut role as a leading man, a 28-going-on-40 Steve McQueen stars as a teenager trying to make it on Lover’s Lane with his girlfriend (Aneta Corsaut) when a shooting star ruins everything and unleashes a man eating blob on their small Pennsylvania town. After they witness the alien amoeba attack an old man, the two run to the cops who write them off as teenage pranksters, giving the Blob more than enough time to make its way into town and eat a movie theater full of screaming teenagers. Trapped in a nearby diner, Steve hatches a plan to save the town from the Blob… but will it work?

Part of Nitehawk’s March LARGE AND IN CHARGE screening series.