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08.28.2009

DVD cover for the 1958 BLOB Criterion edition

Another remake of Steve McQueen's delicious 1958 campfest THE BLOB has been kicked around for a few years it seems, and someone's finally been put in charge: none other than Rob Zombie, presumably to turn that one into a franchise too.

The original McQueen B-classic and its 1988 remake were about a big ball of Jello from space terrorizing a small village, something Zombie wants to part with right off the bat. "My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing -- that's the first thing I want to change," Rob claimed. "I intend to make it scary, and the great thing is I have the freedom once again to take it in any crazy direction I want to." Quick question: why call it The Blob if it's anything but? I don't mind creativity, but might as well do something original entirely...  just saying.

Zombie is apparently already writing the script himself, which he intends to have completed with by the time he's done touring for his upcoming album. He's still making music? Well,... noise? In the meantime, his second HALLOWEEN is in theaters tonight, which is exactly where I won't be. Not because it looks bad -I wouldn't know, nor care- but because I'm a big pussy. Hey, at least I admit it!

Speaking of HALLOWEEN, just in time for the film's release comes those damn funny 30-second Bunnies taking on the original film. Enjoy, right down here.

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Extra Tidbit: The original BLOB is the 91st movie to be inducted into the Criterion Collection. A classic is a classic, even if it's a cheesy B-movie.
Source: Variety

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7:21PM on 08/31/2009

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Am I the only one that recognizes The Devil's Rejects as his only good film. His style and stories are great for cinemax late nioght thrilleres not the box offrice. And please enough with the same cheesey, washed up eighjties actors that are gonna appear in all of his films.
Am I the only one that recognizes The Devil's Rejects as his only good film. His style and stories are great for cinemax late nioght thrilleres not the box offrice. And please enough with the same cheesey, washed up eighjties actors that are gonna appear in all of his films.
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1:19AM on 08/31/2009

Zombie's running out of ideas.

He should remake House of 1,000 Corpses.
He should remake House of 1,000 Corpses.
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11:41PM on 08/30/2009
can this guy not make an original movie anymore?
can this guy not make an original movie anymore?
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6:37PM on 08/29/2009

4 blob flicks so far

the blob, return of the blob, and son of the blob, and the remake.
the blob, return of the blob, and son of the blob, and the remake.
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11:42PM on 08/28/2009

STOP IT

I really dont think Zombie should go around remaking horror movies that are classics...I always say..if you are going to remake a movie, remake a bad movie..it works better.
I really dont think Zombie should go around remaking horror movies that are classics...I always say..if you are going to remake a movie, remake a bad movie..it works better.
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5:46AM on 08/30/2009
Rob Zombie should get right on with remaking Rob Zombie's Halloween and Rob Zombie's Halloween 2, if that's the case. Neither are classics and both are terrible.
Rob Zombie should get right on with remaking Rob Zombie's Halloween and Rob Zombie's Halloween 2, if that's the case. Neither are classics and both are terrible.
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7:47PM on 08/28/2009
Better horror movies, by directors and writers people haven't ever heard of are going straight to video. Zombie should have kept doing original stuff. Now he's on the verge of becoming a parody of himself.
Better horror movies, by directors and writers people haven't ever heard of are going straight to video. Zombie should have kept doing original stuff. Now he's on the verge of becoming a parody of himself.
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3:18PM on 08/28/2009
rob zombie's 50/ 5o wit hme at the moment. have not seen either of his halloween because i 'm not interested in em (carpenter's version was the best. period.) but i did see his two other films house of 1k corpses and devils' rejects. LOVED rejects, HATED Corpses. rejects,imho, is f-ing brilliant. a well done, genuinely scary, slasher flick with 3, well developed, three dimensional, muderous lead characters although corpses had some moments of brilliance it falls apart at the end as i think he's
rob zombie's 50/ 5o wit hme at the moment. have not seen either of his halloween because i 'm not interested in em (carpenter's version was the best. period.) but i did see his two other films house of 1k corpses and devils' rejects. LOVED rejects, HATED Corpses. rejects,imho, is f-ing brilliant. a well done, genuinely scary, slasher flick with 3, well developed, three dimensional, muderous lead characters although corpses had some moments of brilliance it falls apart at the end as i think he's just trying to unnecessarily cram in too much gore and story.
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1:50PM on 08/28/2009

Another Blob? Fuck that..

I don't know why, but I'm constantly defending "House of 1K Corpses" and "Devil's Rejects" to people as examples of effective, unsettling, original horror. It's gonna get harder to defend Zombie as he keeps remaking shit. I'd much rather see something original from him.

I also loathed the "Halloween" remake and will never watch it again or the sequel. Maybe he can do more with "The Blob"--the 80's remake was enough for me.
I don't know why, but I'm constantly defending "House of 1K Corpses" and "Devil's Rejects" to people as examples of effective, unsettling, original horror. It's gonna get harder to defend Zombie as he keeps remaking shit. I'd much rather see something original from him.

I also loathed the "Halloween" remake and will never watch it again or the sequel. Maybe he can do more with "The Blob"--the 80's remake was enough for me.
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5:52AM on 08/30/2009
If you think 'The Devils' Rejects' is a horror film at all - let alone an original one - you need to watch it all over again.
If you think 'The Devils' Rejects' is a horror film at all - let alone an original one - you need to watch it all over again.
12:56PM on 08/28/2009

actual line of the scipt

"Hey, im the blob. you motherfuckers want some fuckin' moonshine. where's the closest fuckin' bowlin' alley. i gotta fuckin git there n' git muh fuckin' whore uva wife and beat the shit outta her. then hop in muh pickup truck n' do some sadistic things to some motherfuckin' town over there where everyone wears stained tank tops n' has some greasy fuckin' hair."
"Hey, im the blob. you motherfuckers want some fuckin' moonshine. where's the closest fuckin' bowlin' alley. i gotta fuckin git there n' git muh fuckin' whore uva wife and beat the shit outta her. then hop in muh pickup truck n' do some sadistic things to some motherfuckin' town over there where everyone wears stained tank tops n' has some greasy fuckin' hair."
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12:12PM on 08/28/2009
I thought Zombie showed a lot of promise as a filmmaker after The Devil's Rejects. But then he made that atrocious Halloween remake, and then a sequel to that atrocity which looks equally horrible.

I don't have a special place in my heart for The Blob, but the fact that Zombie is continuing down the remake path says a lot about him. I gave him the benefit of the doubt with Halloween; I won't give it to him again. If he ends up making this without any of that white trash crap there might
I thought Zombie showed a lot of promise as a filmmaker after The Devil's Rejects. But then he made that atrocious Halloween remake, and then a sequel to that atrocity which looks equally horrible.

I don't have a special place in my heart for The Blob, but the fact that Zombie is continuing down the remake path says a lot about him. I gave him the benefit of the doubt with Halloween; I won't give it to him again. If he ends up making this without any of that white trash crap there might be some hope for him. But I wouldn't hold your breath.
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11:55AM on 08/28/2009

The Blob

I saw the 1988 remake on HBO when I was 10 or 11 years old late at night and all alone. It warped my fragile little mind and gave me nightmares for years. In retrospect its pretty silly, I'd be laughing at all those gory deaths now...but at the time seeing a 12-year old kid slowly dissolve kind of messed me up for a while.
I saw the 1988 remake on HBO when I was 10 or 11 years old late at night and all alone. It warped my fragile little mind and gave me nightmares for years. In retrospect its pretty silly, I'd be laughing at all those gory deaths now...but at the time seeing a 12-year old kid slowly dissolve kind of messed me up for a while.
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10:40AM on 08/28/2009
Double post.
Double post.
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10:38AM on 08/28/2009
"the great thing is I have the freedom once again to take it in any crazy direction I want to."

Unfortunately, he'll take it in the *exact* same inane direction he's taken all his other terrible films in.

Are some people *still* giving Zombie the benefit of the doubt? We need to locate them and sterilise them, pronto.
"the great thing is I have the freedom once again to take it in any crazy direction I want to."

Unfortunately, he'll take it in the *exact* same inane direction he's taken all his other terrible films in.

Are some people *still* giving Zombie the benefit of the doubt? We need to locate them and sterilise them, pronto.
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9:43AM on 08/28/2009

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I bet the Blob is going to come from a white trash family this time.
I bet the Blob is going to come from a white trash family this time.
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9:41AM on 08/28/2009
I cant believe some people are still excited about horror movies nowadays, when only one out of a hundred is barely worth seeing.
I cant believe some people are still excited about horror movies nowadays, when only one out of a hundred is barely worth seeing.
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9:16AM on 08/28/2009

"AWESOME"

Strange direction to go after halloween but still this is going to be very interesting. should be a great film if zombie is involved, it's about time horror remakes were made properly by a director who clearly gives us something fresh and brutal. who gives a shit if it follows the original plot or not, who even remembers that film. bring it!!
Strange direction to go after halloween but still this is going to be very interesting. should be a great film if zombie is involved, it's about time horror remakes were made properly by a director who clearly gives us something fresh and brutal. who gives a shit if it follows the original plot or not, who even remembers that film. bring it!!
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10:40AM on 08/28/2009
"Fresh" and "brutal" my ass. Stop believing the marketing machine, kid.
"Fresh" and "brutal" my ass. Stop believing the marketing machine, kid.
11:51AM on 08/28/2009
you just got owned by the thumbs down
you just got owned by the thumbs down
1:41PM on 08/28/2009
"...made properly by a director who clearly gives us something fresh and brutal."

Kid, I don't know what universe you are living in, but Zombie obviously doesn't care, at all, or he wouldn't have remade "Halloween" or even considered this. I understand loving and adoring these movies, but to truly care, wouldn't you want them to stand on their own?

Final note, "brutual" does not make a good movie? The "Hostel" films are brutal, but they suck.
"...made properly by a director who clearly gives us something fresh and brutal."

Kid, I don't know what universe you are living in, but Zombie obviously doesn't care, at all, or he wouldn't have remade "Halloween" or even considered this. I understand loving and adoring these movies, but to truly care, wouldn't you want them to stand on their own?

Final note, "brutual" does not make a good movie? The "Hostel" films are brutal, but they suck.
11:25PM on 08/28/2009
"who gives a shit if it follows the original plot or not, who even remembers that film."

... and with that comment, you just tarnished yourself. Rob Zombie is a becoming a bigger joke of a filmmaker with each "movie" he puts out. Halloween II was unbelievably godawful.
"who gives a shit if it follows the original plot or not, who even remembers that film."

... and with that comment, you just tarnished yourself. Rob Zombie is a becoming a bigger joke of a filmmaker with each "movie" he puts out. Halloween II was unbelievably godawful.
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9:08AM on 08/28/2009
plot synopsis: the blob invades a trailer park where a lot of swearing and sexual depravity is taking place...
plot synopsis: the blob invades a trailer park where a lot of swearing and sexual depravity is taking place...
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8:19AM on 08/28/2009

Oh please Rob....no...

I will freely admit I enjoed both House of 1000 corpses and Devil's Rejects as quite guilty pleasures. However I hated his version of Halloween and will probably dislike H2 as well.I really don't see why everything has to have his wife in it when she really isn't a particularly good actress. Why does everything have to always centre on dysfunctional white trash families too?!

Leave the Blob well alone, especially if its not going to be a literal blob!

Oh, and as an aside, can anyone
I will freely admit I enjoed both House of 1000 corpses and Devil's Rejects as quite guilty pleasures. However I hated his version of Halloween and will probably dislike H2 as well.I really don't see why everything has to have his wife in it when she really isn't a particularly good actress. Why does everything have to always centre on dysfunctional white trash families too?!

Leave the Blob well alone, especially if its not going to be a literal blob!

Oh, and as an aside, can anyone recall the wonderful camp theme music from the original movie too? :)
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7:58AM on 08/28/2009

Another anti-Midas touch coming up...

" I have the freedom once again to take it in any crazy direction I want to."

Who gave this crap-fest hack permission to change a classic? Oh, that's right...the same idiot who let him touch "Halloween".

Wish he'd just stuck to making great music rather than shitty movies.
" I have the freedom once again to take it in any crazy direction I want to."

Who gave this crap-fest hack permission to change a classic? Oh, that's right...the same idiot who let him touch "Halloween".

Wish he'd just stuck to making great music rather than shitty movies.
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7:56AM on 08/28/2009

I can think we can confirm this.

I think I can finally, and comfortably say that Mr. Zombie is a TALENTLESS HACK, he is the real deal of what a hack is. He is an awful flipside of what Tarantino represents in our present day cinema. I don't want to hear about QT being a hack anymore, ZOMBIE has earned the honest defenition of that word. Devil's Rejects is all the creative bone he had in his body, and that's not saying much. I wanted so much to see him tackle CONAN, & El SUPERBEASTO, and it's apparent he does'nt have it in him.
I think I can finally, and comfortably say that Mr. Zombie is a TALENTLESS HACK, he is the real deal of what a hack is. He is an awful flipside of what Tarantino represents in our present day cinema. I don't want to hear about QT being a hack anymore, ZOMBIE has earned the honest defenition of that word. Devil's Rejects is all the creative bone he had in his body, and that's not saying much. I wanted so much to see him tackle CONAN, & El SUPERBEASTO, and it's apparent he does'nt have it in him. So now we have to suffer, because HE MAKES THE MACHINE MONEY$$$$$$$!! Can't say no, right? lol.
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7:06AM on 08/28/2009
What the eff?? Why remake The Blob without the actual jello Blob? I don't get it. I'm fine if he wants to change the color red to something else. But to change the actual substance of jello-like, what's the point?
What the eff?? Why remake The Blob without the actual jello Blob? I don't get it. I'm fine if he wants to change the color red to something else. But to change the actual substance of jello-like, what's the point?
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6:39AM on 08/28/2009

Fuck off and go away, Rob

"and the great thing is I have the freedom once again to take it in any crazy direction I want to."

It sure will be a crazy direction. Not in a good way, though. If it's not going to be a blob... then what the hell is the point of even remaking THE BLOB. Go back to that shitty band of yours.
"and the great thing is I have the freedom once again to take it in any crazy direction I want to."

It sure will be a crazy direction. Not in a good way, though. If it's not going to be a blob... then what the hell is the point of even remaking THE BLOB. Go back to that shitty band of yours.
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5:11AM on 08/28/2009
Again he is writing his own script. Does this retard not learn.

I agree will APsombie, this guy needs to make his own shit.
Again he is writing his own script. Does this retard not learn.

I agree will APsombie, this guy needs to make his own shit.
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4:11AM on 08/28/2009

WHAT THE FUCK!!! WHY? ROB!?

This has got to be the worst fucking news!!! THE BLOB 88 remake is such a fucking classic!!! Why remake it? To top it all off No pink slime!? I for one will never ever see this film as the 88 remake is my all time favorite horror film.

Kevin Dillon rocking a kick ass mullet. Hot, sexy, and beautiful Shawnee Smith (need I say more). great kills by pink slime and a kick ass end credit song "brave new love" by Alien.

How can you top this!?
This has got to be the worst fucking news!!! THE BLOB 88 remake is such a fucking classic!!! Why remake it? To top it all off No pink slime!? I for one will never ever see this film as the 88 remake is my all time favorite horror film.

Kevin Dillon rocking a kick ass mullet. Hot, sexy, and beautiful Shawnee Smith (need I say more). great kills by pink slime and a kick ass end credit song "brave new love" by Alien.

How can you top this!?
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3:54AM on 08/28/2009
The Blob will wear flannel in this, my friends...
The Blob will wear flannel in this, my friends...
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2:56AM on 08/28/2009
Zombie on Halloween: "What i want is to not have the ambiguity of why Michael kills, the subtlety or the original music, i want it to be my own thing."

Zombie on the Blob: "don't want the reds ooze, i want it to be my own thing."

zombie on zombie: THEN MAKE SOMETHING FUCKING ORIGINAL YOU TROLL.

I'm not being kind to this twat anymore. I forgave him for his shit before because he was a fanboy, well woop-dee fucking do, i'm glad you like horror movies rob, it's just a shame that all of
Zombie on Halloween: "What i want is to not have the ambiguity of why Michael kills, the subtlety or the original music, i want it to be my own thing."

Zombie on the Blob: "don't want the reds ooze, i want it to be my own thing."

zombie on zombie: THEN MAKE SOMETHING FUCKING ORIGINAL YOU TROLL.

I'm not being kind to this twat anymore. I forgave him for his shit before because he was a fanboy, well woop-dee fucking do, i'm glad you like horror movies rob, it's just a shame that all of your turn out to be regurgitated texas chainsaw wannabe shit.
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2:52AM on 08/28/2009
And Tony Lang I'm sorry but i could never call myself a pussy, for many reasons... I don't think i've been actually 'scared" during a movie since [Rec], and before that The Descent(only b/c it was in theatre)


Actually I jumped once, maybe twice during DMTH, wasn't "scary" though
And Tony Lang I'm sorry but i could never call myself a pussy, for many reasons... I don't think i've been actually 'scared" during a movie since [Rec], and before that The Descent(only b/c it was in theatre)


Actually I jumped once, maybe twice during DMTH, wasn't "scary" though
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2:48AM on 08/28/2009
I'm not exactly sure what to say about this... I mean yeahh of course I love the 88 B movie classic, its just i can't see rob zombie re-making this one, maybe some other 70 80's movies.. but not The Blob. I'm not saying, "NO!! OMFG another re-make?" I'm just sayin simply... why?
I'm not exactly sure what to say about this... I mean yeahh of course I love the 88 B movie classic, its just i can't see rob zombie re-making this one, maybe some other 70 80's movies.. but not The Blob. I'm not saying, "NO!! OMFG another re-make?" I'm just sayin simply... why?
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2:37AM on 08/28/2009
maybe he's saying there'll be more to the Blob than just being a lump of jello. If he heads down the route of the blob that wreaks havok at the end of Akira then this could turn out to be a pretty awesome gore/trashy horror flick. Personally I wish they'd lay off the remakes, but Zombie could do something pretty cool with this source material.
maybe he's saying there'll be more to the Blob than just being a lump of jello. If he heads down the route of the blob that wreaks havok at the end of Akira then this could turn out to be a pretty awesome gore/trashy horror flick. Personally I wish they'd lay off the remakes, but Zombie could do something pretty cool with this source material.
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2:34AM on 08/28/2009

The Blob is a redneck?

I can see where Rob Zombie is going with this
I can see where Rob Zombie is going with this
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2:10AM on 08/28/2009
I think the original and the johnny drama classic are all we need. Lets leave it at that k.
I think the original and the johnny drama classic are all we need. Lets leave it at that k.
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2:08AM on 08/28/2009

Nosie?

Well from the article and some of the posts, I can tell who listens to Metal and who listens to Pop.
Well from the article and some of the posts, I can tell who listens to Metal and who listens to Pop.
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1:52AM on 08/28/2009

fuck no.

If people here haven't seen the 1988 classic, I recommend doing so. It doesn't need to be remade.
If people here haven't seen the 1988 classic, I recommend doing so. It doesn't need to be remade.
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1:35AM on 08/28/2009
It's a real tragedy that only *good* musicians die in plane crashes.
It's a real tragedy that only *good* musicians die in plane crashes.
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1:16AM on 08/28/2009
HUH? WHAT? First the fact that they are remaking a movie that has already been remade and then they get Zombie heading this and wait...he doesn't want the giant red blobby thing!

It's a bad idea to remake this, but since that seems to be the chosen method of making most movies now, fine I'll role my eyes and wait to see what happens. But I'm still not fully comprehending how he wants to leave out the whole point of the movie!

My head hurts now.
HUH? WHAT? First the fact that they are remaking a movie that has already been remade and then they get Zombie heading this and wait...he doesn't want the giant red blobby thing!

It's a bad idea to remake this, but since that seems to be the chosen method of making most movies now, fine I'll role my eyes and wait to see what happens. But I'm still not fully comprehending how he wants to leave out the whole point of the movie!

My head hurts now.
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