Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Blob: A Pictorial Showcase of the Special Effects

If you read the post before this you’d know that I had the extreme pleasure of seeing The Blob ’88 on the big screen and as I predicted… I loved it but it really opened my eye on something. I knew this even before now but somehow seeing it enlarged really made me have a strong appreciation for the special effects that the film has. I stated in a review of the film that the special effects on the Blob not only gave the monster texture and feeling but it also gave it character; it wasn’t just some gelatinous blob (like the 50’s version) but rather an organism that you could watch work things out. Even by today’s standards the special effects are so damn good that it’s amazing that none of it was CGI… eat your heart out Nightmare on Elm Street ’10. I am still marveled at how good it was that I decided to showcase some pictures showing just how real and how personified Chuck Russell and his effects team made the Blob. Hats off to everybody involved. They really outdid themselves.

4 comments:

willy jerk-off said...

I want to bugger Shawnee Smith (as she was in 1988 when she was 18, not as she is now obviously).

Mr. Johnny Sandman said...

Aw c'mon, don't you think she's still attractive? ;)

Emily said...

I ADORE The Blob remake, one of the very best of all time in my opinion. We're going to cover it on Girls On Film next week and I can't wait to praise it yet again.

m morgan said...

I just watched the Blob recently, I agree on the effects, they were blob-tacular.

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