The Blob 1958

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The Blob ★★½ 1958

Sci-fi thriller about a small town's fight against a slimy jello invader from space. Slightly rebellious McQueen (in his first starring role) redeems himself when he saves the town with quick action. Low-budget, horror/ teen-fantasy became a camp classic. Other names considered included “The Glob,” “The Glob that Girdled the Globe,” “The Meteorite Monster,” “The Molten Meteorite,” and “The Night of the Creeping Dead.” Followed by a worthless sequel in 1972, “Son of Blob,” and a worthwhile remake in 1988. 83m/C VHS, DVD . Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Olin Howlin, Earl Rowe, Alden “Steve” Chase, John Benson, Vincent Barbi; D: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.; W: Kate Phillips, Theodore Simonson; C: Thomas E. Spalding; M: Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Ralph Carmichael.