Der Blob (1988)

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Der Blob: Directed by Chuck Russell. With Kevin Dillon, Shawnee Smith, Donovan Leitch Jr., Jeffrey DeMunn. A deadly entity from space crashes near a small town and begins consuming everyone in its path. Panic ensues as shady government scientists try to contain the horrific creature.

“A remake of the 1958 Steve McQueen film of the same name which follows a jelly-like, amoebic organism that crashes down to Earth from a meteorite n dissolves anything in its path, thereby growing in size.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI first saw this in the early 90s on a vhs.nRevisited it recently.nAs a fan of McQueen, i consider the original as a classic monster film of the 50s, this one i consider as a creature film of the 80s.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIt is more violent than the original with lots of body counts including that of a small kid.nIt has humor n action too.nWhile the original is a simple one, this one functions as a biological weapon gone haywired as well as an authoritarian one where the military doesnu0026#39;t care about the citizens.nWe have Matt Dillon with mullet n leather jacket n a very young Shawnee Smith.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe sheriffu0026#39;s death scene was ahead of its time n later imitated many times in horror movies.nDr Meddowsu0026#39; death sequence, i believe, inspired the one in Deep Blue Sea involving Morgan Freeman.nWatch out for Bill Moseley in a tiny role of that of a soldier (watch closely the sewer scene).”

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