31 Days of Horror: Day 8 Movie: The Blob (1958)

October 9, 2010

31 Days of Horror, Robert Forto

31 Days of Horror: Day 8 Movie: The Blob (1958)

Every year we have a tradition in the Forto house where we celebrate the greatest month of the year, October, with scare your socks off, hide under the covers, turn on all the lights, sleep with one eye open, fright fest, movie marathon every night of the month! We call it 31 Days of Horror.

Day 8 Movie: The Blob (1958)

The 1958 version of The Blob is probably one of the corniest movies that I will watch during this year’s fright fest. The 1988 re-make is not much better. Musician-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie had plans to re-make yet another version of this silly tale but backed out of it just last month when he announced that he is releasing The Lords of Salem in the near future.

Anyone that listens to Zombie’s music knows that The Lords of Salem is one of his best songs. The film will be about a group of executed 17th-century witches returning to present-day Salem to seek revenge. Should be interesting…

1958’s The Blob is a campy tale of cheesy special effects and down right awful acting. It stars one of my favorite actors from the day, Steve McQueen, (He stared in 1968’s Bullitt that has probably one of the best car chase scenes in film history) but other than that is really is quite comical.

If you are into nostalgia this is the film for you unless you are stuck on the billion dollar budget CGI films of today.

Plot: A mysterious creature from another planet, resembling a giant blob of jelly, lands on earth. The people of a nearby small town refuse to listen to some teenagers who have witnessed the blob’s destructive power. In the meantime, the blob just keeps on getting bigger.

Day 1 Movie: Trick ‘r Treat

Day 2 Movie: The Exorcist

Day 3 Movie: Nosferatu

Day 4 Movie: White Zombie

Day 5 Movie: The Serpent and the Rainbow

Day 6 Movie: Creepshow 2

Day 7 Movie: The House of 1000 Corpses

Day 8 Movie: The Blob

What is your favorite scary an/or Halloween movie? I would love to hear from you!

Robert Forto | Team Ineka | Alaska Dog Works | Mushing Radio | Dog Doctor Radio | Denver Dog Works

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Dr. Robert Forto is a musher training for his first Iditarod under the Team Ineka banner and the host of the popular radio shows, Mush! You Huskies and The Dog Doctor Radio Show

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Robert Forto is the owner of Dog Works Training Company in Alaska, a canine behaviorist, mushin' down a dream, sports nut and radio show host. Robert writes a lot about his observations in Alaska, pop culture, music, and of course dogs!

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