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The horror sci-fi film The Blob (1958) is part of the fun of the doo-wop era. Coming in on a meteor that hits the earth, a blob-like alien life form consumes everyone it encounters. The blob grows bigger and redder with each kill – until stopped cold by teenage hero Steve Andrews (played by Steve McQueen). The Blob also starred Aneta Coursault, Earl Rowe, and Olin Howland. Irvin S. Yeaworth, Jr., directed the film. (Yeaworth was a man of many talents, as he not only directed, wrote and produced films, but he worked in radio, directed a concert series in Wayne, PA, from 1979 -2003, and built theme parks.)

Here’s a little Blob trivia:

  • The Blob was Steve McQueen’s first starring role in a film, and he played a teenager even though he was older. He was so cool, it didn’t matter.
  • McQueen’s girlfriend in the film was Aneta Corsaut, who played Andy’s girlfriend Helen Crump on The Andy Griffith Show.
  • They used red vegetable dye to make the Blob red.
  • Even though critics claimed the film was about the spread of communism, producer Jack H. Harris and director Irvin S. Yeaworth, Jr., said it was a Biblical parable. (Or maybe a blob is just a blob.)
  • The scene at the Colonial Theatre where the Blob eats the projectionist and scares the audience was filmed in Phoenixville, PA. The people of Phoenixville hold a BlobFest every July, where they celebrate the movie and display vintage cars, clothes, and objects.
  • Then unknown songwriters Burt Bacharach and Mack David wrote the theme music, which was recorded by a studio group called The Five Blobs. To listen to the theme by “The Five Blobs”
  • Spoiler Alert: At the end of the movie, they discover that extreme cold can stop the Blob. They use an Air Force transport jet to take the Blob to the Arctic. It appears that all is well, but the closing title “The End” turns into a question mark.The horror sci-fi film The Blob (1958) is part of the fun of the doo-wop era. Coming in on a meteor that hits the earth, a blob-like alien life form consumes everyone it encounters. The blob grows bigger and redder with each kill – until stopped cold by teenage hero Steve Andrews (played by Steve McQueen). The Blob also starred Aneta Coursault, Earl Rowe, and Olin Howland. Irvin S. Yeaworth, Jr., directed the film. (Yeaworth was a man of many talents, as he not only directed, wrote and produced films, but he worked in radio, directed a concert series in Wayne, PA, from 1979 -2003, and built theme parks.)Some Blob trivia:
    • The Blob was Steve McQueen’s first starring role in a film, and he played a teenager even though he was older. He was so cool, it didn’t matter.
    • McQueen’s girlfriend in the film was Aneta Corsaut, who played Andy’s girlfriend Helen Crump on The Andy Griffith Show.
    • They used red vegetable dye to make the Blob red.
    • Even though critics claimed the film was about the spread of communism, producer Jack H. Harris and director Irvin S. Yeaworth, Jr., said it was a Biblical parable. (Or maybe a blob is just a blob.)
    • The scene at the Colonial Theatre where the Blob eats the projectionist and scares the audience was filmed in Phoenixville, PA. The people of Phoenixville hold a BlobFest every July, where they celebrate the movie and display vintage cars, clothes, and objects.
    • Then unknown songwriters Burt Bacharach and Mack David wrote the theme music, which was recorded by a studio group called The Five Blobs.
    • Spoiler Alert: At the end of the movie, they discover that extreme cold can stop the Blob. They use an Air Force transport jet to take the Blob to the Arctic. It appears that all is well, but the closing title “The End” turns into a question mark.
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