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The Blob is a science-fiction horror film directed by and released in 1988. It is a remake of the 1958 film of the same name.The Blob revolves around an amorphous, gelatinous blob of extraterrestrial origin that crashes to Earth in a meteorite. The blob begins to consume everything in its path, growing larger and more powerful with each victim it devours.

The Blob's protagonist is a teenager named Brian Flagg, who teams up with his girlfriend and a group of other teenagers to try and stop the blob from destroying their town. They are aided by a scientific team led by Dr. Meddows, who are studying the blob and trying to find a way to destroy it.

The Blob was a moderate box office success upon its release and received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised its special effects and dark humor. It has since become a cult classic and is considered to be one of the best horror remakes of all time. The film's theme song, “Beware of the Blob”, has also become a popular pop culture reference.

Directed by
Produced by Jack H. Harris Elliott Kastner
Screenplay by Frank Darabont
Story by Irving H. Millgate
Based on The Blob
by Theodore Simonson
Kay Linaker
Starring Donovan Leitch Jeffrey DeMunn Candy Clark Joe Seneca
Music by Michael Hoenig
Cinematography Mark Irwin
Edited by Tod Feuerman Terry Stokes
Production
company
Palisades California, Inc.
Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Release date August 5, 1988 (United States)
Running time 95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $10 million
Box office $8.2 million

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