aka Beware Of The Blob, Son Of Blob, Son Of The Blob
88 min., 1972
Written by Jack Woods/Anthony Harris
Directed by Larry Hagman
My rating: ★
Beware! This movie!
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So we begin with Chester (Godfrey Cambridge) and Mariane (Marlene Clark) Hargis, a married couple that have a pretty strange relationship. You see Chester has just gotten back from a trip and he really wants to go fishing. So he sets up his tent and all of his gear…in the living room and she likes to look for kittens with a rake. At his work they found a strange red blob, which he had to take home and keep in the freezer. Of course she takes it out and the blob starts to melt people. After that we meet Lisa Clark (Gwynne Gilford) and her boyfriend Bobby Hartford (Robert Walker) who are the ones that are trying to tell everyone about the killer blob. Like before, no one believes them and more people die.
Considering that the movie is a comedy and (it seems to me) the acting is supposed to be hammy, it still fails in the acting category. Comedies, parodies and spoofs are supposed to be funny and not make you question what the director, writer and actors were taking before getting behind and in front of the camera. The characters are just strange. They do strange things and say strange things, which just feels very out of place. None of them are funny and you can’t wait for ALL of them to die. Even in comedies you are supposed to feel something for the characters, but in this one, you just don’t care about anything.
As far as the effects are concerned, they are a good two steps above the original, but at the same time they aren’t all that good either. To represent the blob in this movie, they use plastic bags, a giant balloon, and a whole lot of reverse footage. The only thing that really worked was the reverse (for the most part), when there was no one else in the scene and it was just the blob, but toss in a person and it just looked silly.
No funny parts, no real scary parts, effects that were dated at the time, pretty bad soundtrack, crappy acting, a scene from the original and a cute kitten that gets killed make for a pretty terrible movie. No redeeming qualities are to be found in this movie and the whole thing just leaves a bad taste in the mouth after it over. After this movie I will gladly shoot J.R.!Have You Read...?