The Blob (the 1958 movie)
The original movie, The Blob, from 1958. This movie was Steve McQueen's debut as the lead actor. It also starred Aneta Corseaut. The movie seems to have stood the test of time and is looked upon as at least a horror film from the 50's worth seeing.
This page has the cast, images from the movie, and a complete movie plot summary.
If you have ever seen The Blob, you should enjoy a look back.
The Cast of The Blob
* Steve McQueen as Steve Andrews
* Aneta Corsaut as Jane Martin
* Earl Rowe as Lt. Dave
* Olin Howland as Old man
* Elbert Smith as Henry Martin
* Hugh Graham as Mr. Andrews
A summary of the plot
Steve Andrews and his girlfriend Jane Martin see a falling star one night. They drive to see where it landed. Before they get there, an old man finds it. He's curious and pokes the "meteor" with a stick. It breaks open and becomes a jelly-like blob that goes up the stick and onto the old man's hand. This causes the old man to panic and run into the road, just where the two teens, Steve and Jane, are driving. They take the old man to see Doctor Hallen.
The doctor takes the old man in. Back then, doctors had small offices with a nurse. The doctor begins to treat the old man, Steve and Jane go back to the meteor site. By this time, the old mans arm is completely engulfed by the blob. He decides to prepare the man for amputation. Returning with the nurse to the treatment room, they find the blob has engulfed the old man and is now the size of man. Not being able to get away fast enough, the good doctor and his nurse are devoured by the blob.
When Steve and Jane get back to the doctor only to see the doctor and nurse die The two teens try and get the local police, Lt. Dave and Sgt. Burt, but they are very skeptical. They call the kid's parents and they get sent home. Not to ignore what they have seen, Steve and Jane sneak out to try and get help from their friends and the town.
While the teens try and spread the word, the blob has been busy eating various people, including a whole bar full of drinkers. Steve and Jane meet up with it in a grocery store where it has eaten the janitor. They hide in the freezer. The blob attempts to ooze in, but very rapidly shrinks back when confronted with the cold. The teens then go around the town shouting and setting off alarms.
The police and townspeople are not happy about being disturbed in the middle of the night and confront the teens angrily. During this time, the blob enters the local movie theater. It eats the guy at the projector and oozes through the vent into the main seating. This causes the moviegoers to panic and run into the street, alerting the town that a threat is real.
Jane's little brother is in the movie crowd and confronts the blob with his cap gun. The kid escapes into a nearby diner. Steve and Jane follow him.
The blob covers the whole diner sending the patrons, Steve, Jane, her brother, down below into a cellar. The police try and electrocute the blob with a down power line. It does not work. All it does is set the diner on fire.
The fire caused by the down power line causes Steve to grab the fire extinguisher. He sprays it and it hits the blob. The CO2 is cold. The blob coils back. Steve quickly remember the cold from the freezer also caused the blob to retreat. Steve convinces the police that cold is the answer. The police, Jane's father, and some teenagers go to the high school and get every fire extinguisher. They return and blast the blob into a deep freeze. The Air Force is called in and transports the blob to the North Pole. As it drops, the screen shows. "The End ?"
Do you think The Blob 1958 is a movie classic?
Even though the movie seems to be just another B movie, it seems to have had some affinity from people over the years. Is The Blob now considered a horror movie classic? Or is it just a another lousy movie that should not be awarded any distinction of merit?
Is The Blob a Horror Movie Classc?
Buy The Blob, the original!
Steve and Jane watch the Blob fly through the sky.
The Blob after crash landing.
The Old Man Examines The Blob
Nobody believes in the Blob
The Blob attacts the movie theater
Steve and Jane hide in the freezer
Jane's brother tries to stop the Blob
The Blob is zapped by cold CO2!
The End(?) of The Blob
The Blob Movie trivia
Steve McQueen made his leading role debut.
Aneta Corsaut played his girlfriend. She went on to be Miss Crump in The Andy Griffith Show"
Burt Bacharach supposedly helped write the theme song, "Beware of the Blob."
The title was first The Molten Meteor, then The Glob, before becoming The Blob.
The Blob was filmed in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, and at various locations nearby.
The Colonial Theatre where the blob invaded has been restored.
The Chef's diner is also still in business.