night a couple named Steve Andrews (Steve
McQueen) and Jane Martin (Aneta Corsaut)
are out on their convertible having a
romantic time to themselves and spot a
meteorite lands nearby with a jelly
creature of some sort hiding inside in
which an old man living in the woods
spots and pokes it with a stick. Suddenly
this creature attacks the old man's arm
and he's in pain as Steve and Jane spot
him and tries to help him and takes him
to Dr. Hallen (Alden 'Stephen' Chase) in
which he tells Steve to try and find the
location where he got this thing on his
Suddenly this jelly eats the old man and
turns into a blob sort of object killing
both him and his his nurse which Steve
and Jane witnesses and tries to warn the
town about this thing invading and trying
to kill everyone but the locals don't
believe him as this blob swallows many of
the locals becoming bigger and bigger so
it's up to both Steve and Jane to find a
way to stop this thing from growing any
bigger but don't know how to.
The story is in terrific taste showing a nice beginning
with both characters Steve Andrews and Jane Martin having a discussion together
sitting on the top seat of their
convertable looking like a convincing
We have great shots on an old man leaving his
cabin in the woods to take a look at the
meteor that landed near his area with a
perfect close up shot on the meteor and
him poking it with a stick along with it
crumbling into a gooey object. There's
also a good shot on the goo oozing down
the sick and reaching his arm as he does
well howling in pain trying to get it
We spot a great discussion sequence between Steve and Tony Gressette daring to race one another on
the road once the light turned green as
the setting looked perfect as two
rebellious teenagers during that time
A perfect shot on the goo now forming
into a bigger blob object rolling on the
floor in the doctors office with both
doctor and nurse looking believeably
shocked and scared while trying to find
some way of destroying it. The nurse does well at being cornered and acting
more frightening than ever since the
scene packed a good suspense with
that moment wondering if she will survive
There's a nice scene with the doctor being covered by the blob while nearly
crashing through a window as the camera
shot looked impressive with Steve looking shocked.
We spot a great discussion between two siblings which
looked touching and telling him to keep
guard for their parents while she goes
out to try and help the city. It was set out like you'd picture in a Disney
There's a good scene between Steve and Jane searching around an
empty dark supermarket with a good shot
on the blob heading towards Jane with her screaming. There's also a good
shot on the two of them in a freezer
department and the blob trying to ooze
under a door and then backing off.
There's a good moment with Steve and Jane warning others like Tony at a movie theater about the object
terrorising the city with them laughing
like typical teenagers.
A nice shot on the blob oozing through a
vent of the theatre room projector and
attacking anything in site along with it
oozing through the window where the
projector is and spilling down the walls.
Many good shots on people screaming and
running in the city with the blob growing
in the city area as well as police and
army people trying to find some way of
Bottom line: The true drive-in
classic that terrified viewers to watch
and tons of fun too with good effects on
this goo just growing and growing and
invading the small town. Yet, you wonder
how this blob came to be from that comet
or if it was from another planet to top
it all off. Still there's nonstop action
throughout the story.
There are some touching moments in the
story as well as your everyday teenagers
having a good time with car chasing and
watching a good movie at their theatre
during the night time moments like you'd
want to be part of the fun.
We also spot the real cringing moments
when the people are cornered by this blob
which makes you wonder if they will be
rescued or not.
If you love old fashioned 50's horror
films then this movie without a doubt is
for you to join your friends and be
overrly entertained in which this one
inspired almost two decades later a
sequel and then during the late 80's a
remake too which is nowhere as good.
The acting is very
good during it's time as Steve
McQueen (Steve Andrews) in one of his first movie
roles playing the heroic type in the film
and does well with his typical but
charming boy next door attitude and
charm. He brought alot of energy and
character to his role in the film.
Aneta Corsaut (Jane Martin) has the perfect looks
as his girlfriend with the pretty face
and everything else and knew how to
scream too so she passes for the part. She does well almost going into hysterics while nearly being attacked by the blob.
George Karas (Officer Ritchie) played the part very
well as the local police officer with his
seriousness and sympathetic attitude as
well as getting stern when he had to.
Robert Fields (Tony Gressette) stood out greatly as
the macho type of teen just really in
your face type of character which really
works for the story as he made sure he
portrayed it just for the movie too.
The music was perfectly
well composed with that great 50's
suspenseful sounds with the sharp violing
playing along with the romantic music too
when the teenage couple try to risk their
lives for others. There's many other
classical sounds too with the trombone
playing and some drum beats too all done
by Ralph Carmichael.
Dr. T. Hallen: [on
the phone] Kate? It's Dr. Hallen, I'm
still at the office... something's come
up, I need you back here right away. No
you've got to come back, Kate, there's a
man here with some sort of a parasite on
his arm, assimilating his flesh at a
frightening speed. I may have to get
ahead of it and amputate. No... I don't
know what it is or where it came from.
[after throwing acid on
Kate, the nurse: Doctor, nothing
will stop it!
Steve Andrews: Dad,
it isn't vandalism! Doctor Hallen is dead
and he was killed by some sort of a
monster! Now I know, because I saw it,
Henry Martin: Well
then young lady, do you mind telling me
where you've been spending the evening?
Jane Martin: Daddy, it's all
Henry Martin: [sarcastically]
Oh yes, everything's fine, I always stop
by the police station in the middle of
the night to pick up my daughter. Don't
you realize that by morning this will be
all over town?
Jane Martin: Well we were just
trying to warn people.
Henry Martin: After all I am the
principal at the high school.
Henry Martin: Young man this is
the last time you'll going to take my
Jane Martin: Steve didn't do
Tony Gressette: All
right Steve, you made us waste our 80
cents, now what gives?
[all the teenagers demand to know
what's going on]
Steve Andrews: Would you believe
me if I told you there was something
inside of that rock we found tonight?
Something that could wipe out this whole
Tony Gressette: [all the
teenagers laugh] Hey knock it off! Go
Steve Andrews: I saw this thing
kill Doc Hallen tonight.
[all the kids are shocked]
Steve Andrews: That's right.
Tony Gressette: What is it?
Steve Andrews: I don't know, but
one thing's for certain, if it can kill
Doctor Hallen it can kill somebody else.
Al: Well what do you want us to
Steve Andrews: Allright, we're
going to find this thing, and we're going
to make people believe us.
Steve Andrews: [trying
to get everybody's attention] Listen,
now listen to me everybody, this town is
in danger, now several people have been
killed already! Now we, we had to make
this noise so you would listen to us, so
we could warn you!
Man: If we're in trouble, where're
Sgt. Jim Bert: [sees Steve]
You, boy this time you really hung
Steve Andrews: Now look Sarge,
just give me a chance to talk to them,
Sgt. Jim Bert: I don't know what
kind of stunt it is you're pulling here,
but whatever it is it's going to stop
Officer Ritchie: Here comes Dave!
Lieutenant Dave: What's going on
here, Jim? Steve!
Steve Andrews: Dave, make them
listen to me. There IS a monster, we saw
it again at dad's store, and it's bigger
Sgt. Jim Bert: Your story's gotten
bigger now kid.
Steve Andrews: Dave, look at me!
Do I look like somebody's playing a
practical joke? Am I laughing? Or am I
Lieutenant Dave: He's telling the