The Blob (1988)

blob1988The Blob (1958) was “meh.”  What the remake gains in gore it loses in charm.  There are a few obvious but endearing bits that poke fun at a podunk town and a generation gap (Frank Darabont co-wrote the script).  In all, though, the movie is a tired excuse for Hollywood to tap into the horror market aimed at adolescents (pre-CGI).  Care about the characters you don’t.  Laugh at the gruesome deaths (some of which smack of Troma) you do.  Verdict:  This is a substandard geek show.

Rating: C-

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