Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Beware! The Blob (1972)

Director: Larry Hagman

Starring: Robert Walker Jr., Gwynne Gilford, Richard Stahl, Richard Webb, Shelley Berman, Godfrey Cambridge, Larry Hagman, Dick Van Patten, Cindy Williams, Burgess Meredith

More info: IMDb

Tagline: It's loose again eating everyone!

Plot: A technician brings a frozen specimen of the original Blob back from the North Pole. When his wife accidentally defrosts the thing, it terrorizes the populace, including the local hippies, kittens, and bowlers.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again? Yes.


I fully expected this to suck but boy was I surprised. It's actually goofy fun. All I needed to know was that the always wonderful Godfrey Cambridge and Burgess Meredith are in it. That it's a silly sequel to THE BLOB (1958) is just icing on the cake. The original is a really well made horror movie that hit all the right beats and is a classic in the genre. This sequel doesn't live up to the quality but it doesn't matter. The low budget and knowing winks to the camera make up for it. The gags are funny, the acting is cornball at times but the special effects of the creature are pretty cool, just like in the first picture. I watched it alone but it felt like it would be a really fun movie to watch with a group. Don't let the low IMDb score fool you, BEWARE! THE BLOB is a surprisingly good time and the film makers knew exactly what they were making.

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