The Blob

The Blob

Directed by Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. • 1958 • United States

A cult classic of gooey greatness, THE BLOB follows the havoc wreaked on a small town by an outer-space monster with neither soul nor vertebrae, with Steve McQueen playing the rebel teen who tries to warn the residents about the jellylike invader. Strong performances and ingenious special effects help THE BLOB transcend the schlock sci-fi and youth delinquency genres from which it originates. Made outside of Hollywood by a maverick film distributor and a crew whose credits mostly comprised religious and educational shorts,THE BLOB helped launch the careers of McQueen and composer Burt Bacharach, whose bouncy title song is just one of this film's many unexpected pleasures.

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The Blob
  • The Blob

    Directed by Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. • 1958 • United States

    A cult classic of gooey greatness, THE BLOB follows the havoc wreaked on a small town by an outer-space monster with neither soul nor vertebrae, with Steve McQueen playing the rebel teen who tries to warn the residents about the jellylik...

Extras

  • THE BLOB Commentary 1

    This audio commentary, recorded in 2000, features producer Jack Harris and film historian Bruce Eder.

  • THE BLOB Commentary 2

    This audio commentary, recorded in 2000, features director Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. and actor Robert Fields.