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Forgotten Flashback: The Blob (1988)


The Blob (1988) - Forgotten Cinema Podcast

Original Blog Post: November 13, 2019 - Still have nightmares about that phone booth death.

What happened to you old Nickelodeon Gak? Find out on this episode of Forgotten Cinema as the Mikes take on the 1988 remake of The Blob, starring Kevin Dillon and Shawnee Smith.

Field and Butler talk about their love of the practical effects in this remake of the 1958 horror classic of the same name. The Mikes also discuss how the proliferation of slasher flicks in the 80s killed any hopes of success that a sci-fi alien horror remake might have had back then. Kevin Dillon's mullet is also mentioned more than once.

So grab your popcorn, and soda, please notice the exits at the front and rear of the auditorium, and settle down for Forgotten Cinema.

This episode was recommended by cinematographer (and director of The Usher) and friend of the Mikes, Adrian Peng Correia. Thanks Adrian!


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Normally, we'd try to offer you the cheaper version of the movie, but The Blob in Blu-ray special edition is very hard to pass up. This movie, with all the effects, can only be improved from a new version. Check it out!


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(Here's a link to the article referenced in the cast about the special effects company responsible for the effects in the movie)