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|Directed by||Chuck Russell|
|Written by||Chuck Russell; Frank Darabont; Theodore Simonson; Kate Phillips|
|Produced by||Andre Blay; Jack H. Harris; Elliott Kastner; Rupert Harvey|
|Music by||Michael Hoenig|
|Edited by||Tod Feuerman; Terry Stokes|
|Distributed by||TriStar Pictures|
|Release date(s)||August 5th, 1988|
|Running time||95 min.|
|Gross revenue||$8,247,943 (US)|
The Blob is an American horror film directed by Chuck Russell. It is a remake of the origina The Blob monster movie released in 1958 and directed by Irvin S. Yeaworth. The remake was produced by TriStar Pictures and released theatrically in the United States on August 5th, 1988. This film holds a noticeably darker tenor than the campy 1950s version and features Kevin Dillon as Brian Flagg, the rough-and-tumble biker who finds himself in the unexepcted role of hero trying to save a girl named Meg Penny from a dangerous, mutating slime monster that is slowly consuming their sleepy, little town.
|Kevin Dillon||Brian Flagg|
|Shawnee Smith||Meg Penny|
|Donovan Leitch||Paul Taylor|
|Jeffrey DeMunn||Sheriff Herb Geller|
|Candy Clark||Fran Hewitt|
|Joe Senaca||Doctor Meadows|
|Del Close||Reverend Meeker|
|Paul McCrane||Deputy Bill Briggs|
|Sharon Spelman||Mrs. Penny|
|Beau Billingslea||Moss Woodley|
|Art LaFleur||Pharmacist/Mister Penny|
|Bill Moseley||Soldier #2|
|Michael Kenworthy||Kevin Penny|
|Jack Rader||Colonel Hargis|
|Billy Beck||Can man|
|Wade Mayer||Movie patron|
|Douglas Emerson||Eddie Beckner|
|Charlene Fox||Woman in doctor's office|
|Erika Eleniak||Vicki De Soto|
|Teddy Vincent||Sally Jeffers|
|Don Brunner||White suit #1/Scientist|
|Clayton Landey||George Ruit|
|Jacquelyn Masche||White suit #2|
|Judith Flanagan||Eddie's mother|
|Richard Crenna, Jr.||Soldier outside town hall|
|Pons Maar||Theatre manager|
|M. James Arnett||Radio man|
|Peter Crombie||Soldier at command post|
|Rick Avery||Soldier with cracked faceplate|
|David Weininger||Soldier #1|
|Noble Craig||Puddle soldier|
|Opelene Bartley||Old woman in tent|
|Portia Griffin||Gospel singer|
|Jennifer Lincoln||Young woman in town hall|
|Lloyd Bryan Adams||Townsman|
|Lilli Fields||Theater patron|
|Robert Hammond||Chainsaw killer|
|Ann Mills||Little girl|
|Verna Lynn Richland||Theater patron|
|Chuck Russell||Theater patron|
Box Office Edit
The Blob grossed $2,644,920 over it's opening weekend, ranking in at #8 over all films released the week of August 5th, 1988. It was screened in 1,081 theaters averaging $2,446 gross per theater. Domestic lifetime grosses on The Blob were $8,247,943.
Notes & Trivia Edit
- Was released to coincide with the 30th Anniversary of the original The Blob.
- This is the fourth horror film directed by Chuck Russell. He previously directed A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors in 1987.
- Screenwriter Frank Darabont also worked with Chuck Russell on A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. He will go on produce and direct such films as The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Mist and The Walking Dead television series.
- The film playing in the theater is called Garden Tool Massacre, a spoof on Tobe Hooper's 1974 classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
See also Edit
External Links Edit
- The Blob at Wikipedia
- The Blob at Box Office Mojo
- The Blob at Rotten Tomatoes
- The Blob at The Brimstone Pit