May Is For Monsters!

The Blob (1988)

Directed by
Chuck Russell

As we plotted out May Is For Monsters!, our weekly Late Show slot emerged with its own sub-series of VHS-era nasties, and in our opinion this witty, scary remake of the 1958 horror classic is the most ripe for re-evaluation.

“An underrated and gory gem, The Blob deserves its place among ’80s horror films to be remembered.” – Birth.Movies.Death.

In a tiny California town, high school students Brian (Kevin Dillon), Meg (Shawnee Smith) and Paul (Donovan Leitch) 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.

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Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon, Donovan Leitch Jr.