In his first starring role, Steve McQueen plays a typical oversexed, car-lovin’ highschooler who can’t get anyone to believe his story about a huge meteor, which crashes to earth and begins exuding a pink, gooey substance. Affixing itself to the body of an old man, the “blob” begins parasitically sucking the life out of several unfortunate humans, growing to an enormous size. Problem is, the disappearances of the victims can all be explained (one is supposed to be out of town, another is attending a convention), so the cops still won’t believe McQueen or his girlfriend Aneta Corsaut (the future Helen Crump of The Andy Griffith Show). Rallying his teen pals, McQueen finally manages to get the adults’ attention-but by now, the Blob is consuming entire city blocks. In 1972, the sequel Beware the Blob followed.
Release date: Sep 12, 1958
Production Company: Criterion Collection
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Genre: Classics,Cult Movies,Horror,Science Fiction & Fantasy
The Blob Caste and Crew
Director: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.,Irvin Shortess Yeaworth, Jr.
writer: Kay Linaker,Theodore Simonson
Steve McQueen,Aneta Corsaut,Earl Rowe,Olin Howland,Alden Chase,John Benson,Vincent Barbi,Julie Cousins,Elbert Smith,Audrey Metcalf,Keith Almoney,Elinor Hammer,Jasper Deeter,Lee Paton,George Karas,Pamela Curran,Ralph Roseman,Robert Fields,Kieth Almoney,James Bonnet,Jay Anthony Franke,Molly Ann Bourne,Diane Tabben,Hugh Graham,Diane Tabban,Charlie Overdorff,David Metcalf,Josh Randolph,George Gerbereck,Eugene Sabel,Tom Ogden,Stephen Oates,Vivian Ogden,Tovert Fields