The Blob/YMMV

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.

  • Complete Monster: The scientist Dr.Meddows from the remake who seems affable and helpful enough but is willing to kill an entire town just to capture the blob which he created for weapons testing. It is particularly satisfying to see him get munched.
  • Ear Worm: The theme song to the original movie, which is also a case of Lyrical Dissonance, as it's an upbeat, catchy pop number of the popular style at the time about how the Blob will eat you if you're not careful. Hits new heights when seen with the original's Saul Bass-inspired opening credits.
  • Fridge Logic: Wouldn't people have been warned to stay away from that part of Alaska by the sequel, or at least told what is there?
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • The first movie's assurance that The Blob will not be dangerous "as long as the Arctic stays cold" may be inadvertently funny to modern viewers.
    • According to child actor Michael Kenworthy (who played the cheerleader's little brother in the '80s remake) the boy who played his friend (Douglas Emerson) had a typical Stage Mom: she was always there badgering director Chuck Russell into using her son, demanding he would have more and more screentime. It's amazing that she permitted the events of the film to take place (seeing as his character gets eaten trying to escape the sewer), and what makes it funnier was the fact the movie was not initally very financially successful anyway.
    • Another thing potentially funny: during the theatre sequence someone is seen laughing in both films. In the 1958 movie, while the Blob is attacking the theatre patrons some crew members are seen laughing in the background. In the 1988 remake, while the cheerleader saves her brother and his friend there is a sequence where they run across the projection screen and the boy in the yellow sweater is supposed to be terrified but you can tell he's laughing.
  • Narm - A mild variation. While the remake is scary, there are times where the Blob looks a little.....too pink
  • Nightmare Fuel: The '80s remake.
  • So Bad It's Good: The original, by modern standards, is not in the least bit scary and so clichéd it comes out as this.
  • Tear Jerker: in Beware! The Blob, the kitten scene....just the kitten scene.

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