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The Blob (1988)

Director: Chuck Russell Run Time: 105 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1988

Starring: Candy Clark, Donovan Leitch Jr., Jeffery DeMunn, Kevin Dillon, Shawnee Smith

Scream now, while there’s still room to breathe.

A 35mm presentation.

When a meteorite crashes outside of a small California town, a gloopy, amorphous creature emerges from the broken space rock and immediately sets itself on anything in its path. Acidic to the touch, this blob grows larger with everything it consumes, and with a small town of unsuspecting dimwits on the menu, the creature gets mighty big, mighty fast. Desperate to save the town, two teenagers discover that the military’s main priority isn’t to destroy the blob, but to capture it by any means necessary.

Part cheeky 50s sci-fi spoof, part bitchin’ 80s gore fest, Chuck Russell’s remake of The Blob is one of the best monster movies of the decade – a film that dusts off a seemingly hokey premise from thirty years prior and makes it nice and terrifying for modern times.

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