Beware! The Blob

1972

Comedy / Horror / Sci-Fi

7
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 25%
IMDb Rating 4.2 10 1290

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Burgess Meredith as Old Hobo
Sid Haig as Zed
Carol Lynley as Leslie
Larry Hagman as Young Hobo
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by roddmatsui 8 / 10

Wonderfully wacky 70's fun.

Roger Corman once mentioned in an interview something to the effect that when he looked in on the filming of a comedy, he knew everything was all right if the cast and crew were joking and laughing and having a good time. In his experience, that energy would translate to the screen and the picture would be funny and enjoyable.

Although Corman did not produce this particular picture, "Beware! The Blob" looks to me to be exemplary of this kind of thinking. The cast was obviously enjoying the experience of making the film, and we, the audience, get the benefit. A certain sense of giddy frivolity is evident.

This movie was made by Jack Harris and Larry Hagman in the 70's--the early 70's. And by golly, it shows. Many people hate this film, and part of me wants to shout, "C'mon, guys, this is great stuff! You're watching it the wrong way!" But really, this film isn't for everyone. Not everyone likes grape jelly. Or strawberry jam. And that's...okay.

I would say this sequel to the (excellent) "The Blob" is played half-seriously, and that's why I find it so strange and refreshing. Sometimes it's a raucous farce. Sometimes it's straight horror. And oddly enough for a 70's film, it seems to know when it is being one or the other, and keeps true to whatever it is at that moment. It's not nearly as badly made as many of its detractors claim.

Watch it for the pea soup-thick 70's atmosphere. You'll feel as if you've entered another world. Watch it for the inventive low-budget special effects. A few shots look pretty nice even today. Watch it for the scene with the bald would-be victim guy in the bathtub, who throws the phone through the window when he sees the gelatinous menace oozing under his bathroom door, and who is then seen running starkers through the streets, shouting, while funny music plays. "Beware! The Blob" is extremely goofy, exciting, brightly-colored fun stuff. It is extremely representative of the era in which it was made.

Trust me: There is NO movie that entertains the way this one does. See it and treat yourself to a fun bit of film!

Reviewed by jclauser 10 / 10

Not the BEST horror movie ever made, but certainly not the WORST....

I love this movie, mostly I guess for nostalgia reasons more than anything else. However, the DVD seems to be missing the scene where the blob goes through the boy scout's campsite causing pandemonium. I have seen this film under both titles and I can't remember which one has this scene. Anyone out there have any more info re: this? For the most part the DVD looks great considering the film's age and the humor which probably put a lot of critics off is rather subversive. The worst memento? My vote goes to Burgess Meredith's close-up. The best? The shot of the blob flooding the bowling alley. I recommend this movie to any lover of junk cinema.

Reviewed by Lee Eisenberg ([email protected]) 10 / 10

Master, why do you not let me blink this thing away?

After Maj. Nelson dreamed of Jeannie and before J.R. Ewing struck oil, the man who played them directed this silly movie (and has a small role in it). It basically has someone bringing the blob back from the North Pole, it gets defrosted, and...well, you can probably guess what happens from there.

"Beware! The Blob" definitely looks like the sort of movie that they made for fun. You can't take it seriously any more than you can take "I Dream of Jeannie" seriously (no offense to "IDOJ"; I love that show). The point is, this is one movie that you have to just accept as nice, goofy fun; it doesn't pretend to be anything else.

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