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There’s Always Room For Blob

Posted in Classic Horror, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2018 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Beware! The Blob

Just so you know, Beware! The Blob (aka, Son of the Blob) is the silly 1972 sequel to the very serious The Blob, an American sci-fi classic, which came out in 1958. In fact, they used the same blob for the follow-up. I thought that thing would’ve dried up after 14 years. Maybe it had a lot of preservatives in it.

Beware! The Blob

A sample of goo brought back from a construction site thaws out, gets loose and eats a guy with nice teeth while watching The Blob on TV. That’s funny.

Beware! The Blob

Then the thing grows and goes after two hippies “turning on” in a storm drain. Then it goes after a barbershop where a hippie has come in for a haircut. (I recommend the Sgt. Carter buzz.) The blob comes up through the sink where the hippie is getting the pot and social dissent washed out of his hair and eats his head.

Beware! The Blob

The blob makes its way to the bowling alley where there’s a tournament going on. The scenes of the blob “eating” people aren’t graphic at all, which sucks. It just shows the killer Jell-O™ glopping itself over you, then you’re gone.

Beware! The BlobOther than that, too many !@#$% hippies. If the blob ate them it’d probably get high. If you want really blob action, watch the original with Steve McQueen. That thing kicks blob.

The Day The Earth Drew Mud

Posted in Classic Horror, Foreign Horror, Giant Monsters, Nature Gone Wild, Science Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2016 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

X The Unknown

X The Unknown (1956) is a British sci-fi kickstarter about a sentient pile of liquid meatloaf that oozes up out of a fissure (or “crack”) in the Earth in search of radiation nutrients on which to feed. Good thing we Earthers have a lot of uranium laying around.

X The Unknown

Discovered during a Scottish military training session to teach soldiers how to use Geiger counters, the crack appears in a dirt pit that looks more like a moto-cross playground full of whiskey throttlers than the scene of a potential holocaust. Get close to the hole, you get flaky waxy skin and pancake sized herpes sores all over your back/face/short life. (Always wash your hands after getting close to holes.)

X The Unknown

Dr. Royston, an English scientist from the conveniently located Atomic Energy Laboratory, investigates when several townsfolk melt after encounters with the chocolate colored couscous. He hypothesizes (guesses out loud) that the living energy form is prehistoric in nature and got trapped underground when the Earth’s pancake crust cooled in its pre-people days. Now it’s really freakin’ starvinated and wants a steaming pile of radiation with a human side salad to feast upon. Good thing we Earthers have a lot of uranium laying around.

X The Unknown

The scientist, military and local police figure out a way to lure the fudge brownie mix back into the crack and blow it up for the benefit of all mankind. And to think all they had to do was drop a car-sized roll of toilet paper into the hole and let the monster wipe itself out.

Blobs

X The Unknown, though, was the precursor for 1958’s The Blob, which beget a sequel (Beware! The Blob/1972), a remake (The Blob/1988), and was the source material for the R.L. Stine Goosebumps™ rip-off book, The Blob That Ate Everyone (1997).

Still, I can’t shake the nagging feeling that I’ve seen this gravy-stained lumpy pile of mashed potatoes before. Sigh. It’s gonna stick in my crack all day long. Oh wait, I know! It looks just like…Dairy Queen™!