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The Blob (1958) – 4k Restoration

Opens on September 2

Director: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. Run Time: 86 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 1958

Starring: Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe, John Benson, Robert Fields, Steve McQueen

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film: 

A drive-in favorite, this sci-fi classic follows teenagers Steve (Steve McQueen in an early film role) and his best girl, Jane, as they try to protect their hometown from a gelatinous alien life form that engulfs everything it touches. The first to discover the substance and live to tell about it, Steve and Jane witness the blob destroying an elderly man, then it growing to a terrifying size. But no one else has seen the goo, and policeman Dave refuses to believe the kids without proof.

About the filmmaker:

Irvin S. Yeaworth began his career in radio, singing (at age ten) on the first radio station in the world, KDKA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He later became a radio and TV producer. His first feature, Twice Convicted, was shot in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, in the early 1950s—several years later, new footage was added and it was re-titled The Flaming Teenage (1956). He directed three sci-fi films in the late ’50s/early ’60s: The Blob (1958), 4D Man (1959), and Dinosaurus! (1960), then went back to his first love: making religious films, some with pastor Billy Graham. He also worked in amusement and theme park pavilion design and production.

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