The Blob

The Blob (1988)

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Corrected entry: When people come in contact with the Blob, it is like having acid poured on them. The flesh burns & dissolves. Obviously very painful. During the film, a couple is sitting in a car out in the country. The guy gets out of the car to mix some drinks. The Blob attacks the girl. She doesn't make a sound. He doesn't even know anything is wrong.

Correction: Maybe The Blob attacked through her mouth right away. It seems to have some intelligence after all.

S.Holmes

Revealing mistake: In the last scene of the film where the Reverend is holding up the glass jar with the mini-blob in it, you can see the mechanism being used to move the blob (look between the Reverend's fingers). (01:30:30)

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Question: For the original, the sequel and the remake, what materials did the crew use to create the blob and how did they get it to move?

Answer: In both the the 50's original and 70s sequel, the majority of the Blob effects were created using a thick silicone gel colored with red vegetable dye; its movement was essentially controlled by gravity, just letting the goop run downhill and angling the camera to provide the illusion that it was moving horizontally, vertically, or straight at the audience. The original film also employed a large barrage balloon (or weather balloon) covered in the colored silicone goop for shots where people are actually consumed by the Blob. The 1972 sequel additionally used a preposterous rotating spit covered in red plastic, mounted in front of the camera, to provide the Blob's point-of-view as it steamrolled toward its victims. The 1988 remake used much more sophisticated practical effects such as robotics, latex prosthetics, pneumatic tentacles, et cetera, which were directly inspired by John Carpenter's 1982 special-effects-heavy horror flick, "The Thing." For the last couple of decades, there has also been talk of a major CGI reboot of "The Blob," but it has yet to materialize.

Charles Austin Miller
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