Oh…..So They’re Remaking ‘The Blob’?

Maybe my finger just isn’t on the pulse of horror as much as it should be, because I either completely forgot or didn’t realize that there was another remake of The Blob in the works.  Once attached to Rob Zombie (which would have been……interesting), it looks like director Simon West is going behind the camera to bring our favorite blobby killer to the big screen again.

I believe I’ve let it be known that I hold the 1988 remake of The Blob in the highest regard as far as horror remakes go.  It paid homage to the 1958 original and introduced some amazing practical make-up effects for it’s time (not including Kevin Dillon’s hair) that still hold up to this day.  Not sure that we really need another rendition or update to The Blob, but it looks as though Samuel L. Jackson will be our main star battling the reincarnated blob.

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Not a bad choice, but what troubles me is that director Simon West has said that ‘with modern CGI we can now fully realize the potential of The Blob‘. Granted there was some bad 80’s CGI in the 1988 version, but these days CGI is overused in a lot movies, including horror.  As long as those involved with this remake/reboot have fun with it and don’t make things too serious, we might be ok.  We’ll know more once a trailer pops up as far as what we’re dealing with though, so until then let’s enjoy all of the death scenes from the 1988 classic (yep, I’m calling it a classic):

Sunday Bloody Sunday: ‘Sink Death’ From ‘The Blob’ (1988)

One of the most annoying things in the world besides Taylor Swift, is a clogged up sink drain.  Sure, sometimes Drano or a plunger can do the trick – but what happens when the backup is so bad that you’re close to dialing up the plumber to pay money for something you should be able to do yourself?

Welcome to Sunday Bloody Sunday and welcome to the worst drain blockage of all time.  Hair?  No.  Broccoli florets?  Nope.  How about a murderous oozing blob that pretty much instantly kills you upon contact?  Bingo!  Yeah, I’m talking about the awesome 1988 remake of The Blob, and more specifically about one of the many equally awesome death scenes in the movie.  Since we’re talking clogged up sinks, if you’ve seen the movie then you know where this is going.   Click below and watch this poor bastard get sucked down a drain like a rag doll and celebrate the wonders of 80’s horror in the process:

Sunday Bloody Sunday: ‘The Car Scene’ From ‘The Blob’ (1988)

Have you been thinking about taking that special girl to that secluded, “romantic” spot in the woods to put the moves on her?  Well, you might think twice after watching this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday clip.

One of my favorite horror remakes of all time is 1988’s, The Blob.  It pretty much got everything right, capturing the cheesiness of the 1958 original and adding a Kevin Dillon mullet and his sweet motorbike moves in for good measure.  One of my favorite scenes is below, when a guy just wants to get a little car action from his date while parking in the woods:

Well, that was a bit date rapey, so I can’t condone that.  Good news is that he got what he deserved.  He did have a pretty sweet bar in the back of his trunk though.  But yes, this scene is just one of many in The Blob that gets a thumbs up from me.  Only solidifying why it’s one of the best horror remakes ever!  Right, Kevin Dillon and your mullet?