THE BLOB is one of the quintessential films for lovers of those science-fiction/horror/monster/camp films of the 1950s. A red, gigantic, gooey, gelatinous glob arrives from outer space and proceeds to terrorize a small town. The more it eats, the more it grows. Local teenagers, who have witnessed its obscene display of hunger, are ignored until it seems that it's too late. Can the local bad boy (Steve McQueen, in his first leading role) save his 'burb from the sinister slime--and reform himself in the process? A perennial favorite of Saturday afternoon horror shows, the film is still a joy to watch, as the young McQueen battles his parents and the big protoplasmic hunk of Jell-O.
Karl Karlson - Production Designer
John Benson - Sound Editor
Kate Phillips - Screenwriter\ - The Blob
Theodore Simonson - Screenwriter - The Blob
Alfred Hillmann - Editor - The Blob (1958)
Jack H. Harris - Producer/Executive
Ralph Carmichael - Composer
The Five Blobs - Sang "Beware of the Blob"
Earl Rowe - Supporting Actor
Steve McQueen - American actor, BULLIT
Steven McQueen - American actor, BULLIT
Stephen Chase - Actor/1950s
Hal David - American Songwriter
Irvin Yeaworth Jr.
William Jersey - Production Designer
Olin Howlin - American Character Actor
Olin Howland - American Character Actor
Thomas Spalding - Cinematographer
Burt Bacharach - Songwriter
Film debut for actor Steve McQueen, where he was billed as Steven. The Laserdisc edition is 15 minutes longer, and contains interviews and trailers. The film came from an idea by Irvine H. Millgate. Color by DeLuxe. Shot at the Valley Forge, Pennsylvania studio.
"THE BLOB is a delicious drive-in treat..." -- Grade: B - 03/15/2013 Entertainment Weekly