The Blob returns--more outrageous than ever in this 1972 sequel to the popular sci-fi classic! Plenty of familiar faces, including Larry Hagman (who also directed), Burgess Meredith, Dick Van Patten, Robert Walker and Shel... more »ly Berman, add to the fun. A geologist (Godfrey Cambridge) unwittingly brings home an unusual frozen piece of debris from the North Pole. But when it accidentally thaws, the hungrier-than-ever blood-red Blob comes to life again, consuming nearly everyone in its path and terrorizing the town. No one is safe as it crawls into a bowling alley and oozes its way across an ice rink, becoming grotesquely bloated with the blood of its victims. Can this bizarre creature ever be stopped?!« less
The film that J.R. shot! There are some unbelievable scenes in here. And some crazy bowling alley stuff. Personally, I think it's better than the original.
Charlene J. (Bella963) from REDWOOD CITY, CA Reviewed on 11/27/2007...
Low Budget - very low budget!
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Blob vs Hippies
Joshua Koppel | Chicago, IL United States | 05/04/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Cindy Williams, Shelley Berman, Dick van Patten, Burgess Meredith and other familiar faces get together in this direct sequel to the original Steve McQueen movie. The original blob was taken to the frozen north. An oil worker finds something strange in the permafrost and brings it home where his wife doesn't want it in the freezer. Well, it thaws, and after a fly and a kitten, the creature moves on to human prey.This is a strange film with camp pushed to its limits. Nothing is safe from the creature in this small town and nothing is same from the film makers. Hippies, hairdos, hobos, and the strangest barber since Monty Python's Michael Palin are just the tip of the iceberg is this strange film. There is even a clip from a certain Steve McQueen film. It fits into the blob scenarios the same way that Godzilla vs The Smog Monster fits with the rest of the Godzilla films.The effects are pretty good (foreshadowing those of the remake) but the acting and pacing make it more like a sketch comedy version. This is like a case of the moth and the flame, you know it is bad for you but you are still drawn to it. Check it out."
If you want to get a good laugh at the Move that JR Shot...
Eonic Man | New York City | 01/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I was a kid, I loved horror movies. I even collected those monster trading cards. There was only one movie that scared me and that was Beware! The Blob! I don't know exactly why it scared me. So I waited and waited expecting it to come on tv again after all these years. So I figured, buy it and get a kick out of it. So if you want to get a movie just to get a good enjoyable laugh check it out. Larry Hagman did a good job as director in the flick."
The infamous cheezy Blob movie sequel that J.R. shot
Lawrance M. Bernabo | The Zenith City, Duluth, Minnesota | 04/10/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"When Larry Hagman came back from acting purgatory to become a superstar as J.R. Ewing on "Dallas," most folks saw this as being a big step up from being on "I Dream of Jeanine." But Hagman's most pathetic moment really game with this 1972 film that he directed. "Beware! The Blob" (a.k.a. "Son of the Blob") is both a sequel to and a spoof of the 1958 Science Fiction Drive-In class "The Blob," starring Steve McQueen. He is long gone, and this time it is Robert Walker, Jr. (Charlie X on "Star Trek") who gets the responsibility of fight the big bad blob. The plot is essentially the same as the original. An unsuspecting guy brings back a sample of frozen goo from Alaska, where he was working on the pipeline. The goo thaws, starts with a fly, works through a cat, and then an entire family. The devouring is witnessed which means the heroine, Lisa (Gwynne Gilford) and her boyfriend, Bobby (Walker) spend time trying to convince the local sheriff that a giant red blob thing is eating people. Meanwhile the giant red blob thing is eating everybody, which pretty much means a complete cross-section of Seventies stereotypes. Hagman must have called in a lot of I.O.U.'s because Burgess Meredith, Dick Van Patten, Godfrey Cambridge, and Shelly Berman all show up to be consumed by the red goo (watch for Hagman's cameo as a bum). If there was ever an attempt to actually make a serious horror film here, then it must have been abandoned early on in the production. Very few of the actors seem to be taking this thing seriously and Walker just does not have the heft to be the manly hero. As a horror film "Beware! The Blob" is not scary and as a spoof it is not funny beyond the sophomoric level of the decidedly lame. The death scenes are not particularly creative, although the special effects are really not that inept, but you get the feeling some of these victims are happily throwing themselves into the giant red blob thing."
Best viewed under the influence
James Baker | Highland, NY United States | 02/18/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"An intentionaly funny stab at horror from Larry Hagman, it works as a comedy, and you can't really treat the Blob as anything else. This did terrify me as a child on Sat afternoon TV, and the humor was lost. But put this on today with some friends and a little alcohol, and you'll laugh until your sides hurt. The basic Scooby Doo "its the kids against the MAN" plot takes off from the original, but the fashions are much more groovy. I kept expecting Shaggy to show up with a "Zoinks!"And keep your eyes peeled for the numerous cameos. A great example of a GOOD cheesy movie."