Sunday, January 3, 2016
BEWARE! THE BLOB (1972)
Since the alternate title of this is SON OF THE BLOB and since The Blob starts out frozen just like he ended up back at the end of 1958's THE BLOB you would assume this is a sequel except there's one scene where Godfrey Cambridge is watching the original movie on TV. So I guess technically this would be a sorta-remake. Either way though this movie is way goofier than it's 50's counter-part which is kinda the opposite of what you would expect from the gritty realistic 1970's. I probably rate this movie way higher than people who didn't grow up watching this thing playing on TV on a fairly regular basis. In fact I can recall seeing this a bunch more times than the original BLOB as a little kid which gives it a lot of sentimental value. Even removed from that though I think this a bizarre enough and comedic enough movie to entertain most bad-movie lovers. Directed by Larry "DALLAS/I DREAM OF JEANNIE" Hagman, this is jammed full of 70's stars including EIGHT IS ENOUGH's Dick Van Patten, Shirley(Cindy Williams) from LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY, Burgess "The Penguin/ROCKY's manager" Meredith and Sid Haig. A naked fat man runs down the street, cops, hobos, hippies and even dogs and kittens get eaten by The Blob. Check it out for a stupid good monster romp!