The Blob



                      Your meteor brought something all right but if its a germ, its the biggest                                              son of a bitch you've ever seen!


 The Blob is a creature from another planet which lands on Earth encased in a meteor. Two teenagers, Steve Andrews and Jane Martin attempt to find the meteor in Steve's car. Meanwhile, an elderly transient has heard the meteor crash near his house. He goes outside and upon finding it pokes it with a stick. The rock breaks open and he finds a small mass of jelly-like substance inside. This "blob", which is actually a living creature, crawls up the stick and sticks to his hand. The man runs hysterically onto the road where he is almost hit by Steve's car. Steve attempts to help the man, but he begs to be taken to the doctor. So they drive him there and arrive just as Doctor Hallen is about to leave the office. He takes the old man in and anesthetizes him, but finds that the mass has grown larger. Finally, it dissolves the old man completely and rolls to the floor, where it also engulfs and eats the nurse and later, the doctor himself.......

Steve and Jane return to the office to find the Blob and the doctor gone. He phones the local police, kindly Lt. Dave and cynical Sgt. Burt, and they come to the office where they find the back room a mess. They're convinced it was a robbery, which is backed by the housekeeper, who insists that Dr. Hallen is at a medical conference. Steve and Jane are returned home to their parents. Later, they sneak out and get Steve's friends and try to convince them that the Blob is threatening the town. The Blob, in the meantime, has escaped the office and continues to consume pepole. The teenagers find it, and it chases them into the freezer, but for some reason it doesn't follow them in after attempting to squeeze under the door. They then escape and set off the town's fire and air-raid alarms.

The whole town gathers and demands to know what's going on. The police, who by this time believe Steve's story, try to get the townsfolk to return home. They then question Steve as to the Blob's whereabouts. The Blob is inside the Colonial Theater at this time, having eaten the man running the projector and also several people out of the audience. The rest run screaming out of the theater.

The Blob escapes the theater and follows Steve, Jane and her little brother into the local diner, which it engulfs. The kids, along with the owner and his wife, run into the cellar. The police try to kill the Blob by dropping a telephone line onto it. This fails, but starts the diner on fire instead. The people are trapped inside with no hope of escape........









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Directed by Irvin Yeaworth
Produced by Jack H. Harris
Written by Irving H. Millgate
Starring Steve McQueen
Aneta Corsaut
Earl Rowe
Olin Howland
Music by Ralph Carmichael
Burt Bacharach
Distributed by  
Release date(s) 1958
Running time 86 Minutes
Language English
Budget Not stated


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