The Blob (1988) Revisited – Horror Movie Review

Horror fans have seen a lot of remakes of classics come and go over the years, but occasionally one will come along that achieves classic status on its own. One of those classic remakes is the 1988 version of The Blob (watch it HERE), and we’re going to tell you all about it in the new episode of our Best Horror Movie You Never Saw video series. Check it out in the embed above!

A remake of the 1958 sci-fi horror classic, this take on The Blob was directed by Chuck Russell from a screenplay he wrote with Frank Darabont. Reaching theatres just one year after Russell and Darabont brought us the awesome A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, the Blob remake told the following story:

In a tiny California town, high school students Brian, Meg, and Paul discover a strange, gelatinous substance that melts the flesh of any living creatures in its path. The deadly substance gets into the town’s sewer system, where it begins growing uncontrollably, occasionally emerging to feast on unsuspecting townspeople. A military clean-up crew is sent to eliminate the menace, but it may end up doing more harm than good.

The film stars Kevin Dillon, Shawnee Smith, Donovan Leitch, Jeffrey DeMunn, Candy Clark, Joe Seneca, Del Close, Beau Billingslea, Art LaFleur, Michael Kenworthy, Erika Eleniak, and Jack Nance.

Our Best Horror Movie You Never Saw series is

dedicated to highlighting horror films that, for one reason or another, don’t get as much love as we think they should. We know plenty of you horror hounds out there will have seen many of the movies we pick, but there will be plenty of you who have not.

The The Blob 1988 episode of Best Horror Movie You Never Saw was Written by Eric Walkuski, Narrated by Shawn Knippelberg, Edited by Juan Jimenez, Produced by John Fallon and Tyler Nichols, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Have you already seen The Blob 1988, and if so, are you a fan of the movie? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below.

A couple previous episodes of the Best Horror Movie You Never Saw series can be seen below. To see more, and to check out some of our other shows, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel – and subscribe while you’re there!

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.