Monday, October 28, 2013

31 Days of Horror 4: Originals vs. Remakes DAY 28

The Blob (1958) Vs. The Blob (1988)
Steve McQueen in his first starring role in the 1958 B-movie horror film.
In the movie a huge meteor crashes to earth and unleashes a pink substance that will become known as the "blob". It starts to suck the life out humans and is grows to an enormous size.
I can't hate this movie. The script is above average and it's perfect 1950s camp.
The biggest problem the movie has is that it's not scary. The scares are replaced with camp, but if you have never seen it you should pick it up.
Due to the success of "The Fly", "The Blob" was remade into a enjoyable film.
This one is cheesy and scary, hitting a lot of marks and getting the tone just right.
So, which is better?
I would say that this would be my first tie, but I don't want to do that. I'm going to have to give this one to the original for the fact that it started it all. Both films are worth seeing.
Original Wins.

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