Thick cheese has always been a valuable resource in the horror genre. For day 8 of 30 Days of Terror, I pondered which film had a strong cheese influence, and The Blob came to mind.

Beware of The Blob, it creeps
And leaps and glides and slides
Across the floor
Right through the door
And all around the wall
A splotch, a blotch
Be careful of The Blob
The 5 Blobs

The Blob

I love The Blob (1958) if not for anything else but the theme song with its beatnik jazz vibe. The blob is an interesting monster, a primordial ooze that came from space like The Colour Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft. It’s the consistency of Slime and turned red after absorbing the old man. With every person it takes, it gets larger and more aggressive.

Steve McQueen stars in this film, and his character’s name is Steve. Was that so he wouldn’t forget when someone was talking to him? The acting makes this cheese-fest one of the best B-Movies I’ve ever seen. The creators of this film had a great idea and pulled off a pretty great movie for what they had to work with in 1958. I’ll always make time to see the original, maybe I should find the sequel and the remake from 1988 to see if they have cheese level as the original.

4 Star

I give The Blob 4 out of 5 Stars.

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