The Blob (1988)

Shawnee Smith & Kevin Dillon

The Blob is a 1988 American monster horror film distributed by Tristar Pictures. It is a remake of the 1958 film of the same name, which starred Steve McQueen. The film was written by Chuck Russell and Frank Darabont and directed by Russell. The shooting took place in Abbeville, Louisiana.

the blob (1988)

Far more deadly than ever!, THE BLOB has returned in this horrific tale about a vile, malignant life-form that crashes to earth in a cozy, rural American town called Arborville. Untroubled by conscience or intellect, the Blob does only one thing ? and does it well. It eats anything and everything that moves: men, women, children. And tonight it wants to swallow Arborville whole.

The Blob (1988) on DVD

The Blob (1988) on DVD

The original version of The Blob thrilled and terrified audiences back in the 1950s. Now the oozing, gooey killer is back with a whole new high-tech look. What was once only suggested now comes to life in this visually gut-wrenching thriller in the tradition of such classic remakes as The Thing and The Fly.  Starring Kevin Dillon, Shawnee Smith, Donovan Leitch and Jeffrey DeMunn. 

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Tagline: Scream now, while there’s still room to breathe.

Make Up Department
  Max Alvarez … wig maker: makeup effects crew
  Evan Brainard … makeup effects sculptor: makeup effects crew
  Theresa Burkett … foam sculptress: makeup effects crew
  Michael Burnett … special makeup effects assistant
  John Caglione Jr. … makeup effects: New York
  Mark P. Case … makeup effects technician: makeup effects crew
  Cynthia Cerceij … makeup effects coordinator: makeup effects crew
  Todd Chaney … materials fabricator: makeup effects crew
  François Dagenais … foam technician: makeup effects crew
  François Dagenais … makeup effects sculptor: makeup effects crew
  Janeen Davis … assistant hair stylist
  Janeen Davis … assistant makeup artist
  Mitch Devane … makeup effects sculptor: makeup effects crew
  Kathryn Miles Kelly … key makeup artist
  Steve Frakes … mechanical constructor: makeup effects crew
  Steve Frank … hair stylist
  Cynthia J. Gardner … makeup effects coordinator
  Tony Gardner … special makeup and animatronic effects designer
  Tony Gardner … special makeup and animatronic effects supervisor
  Tony Gardner … special makeup designer: makeup effects crew
  Loren Gitthens … makeup effects sculptor: makeup effects crew
  Chris Goehe … key moldmaker: makeup effects crew
  Chris Goehe … makeup effects shop foreman: makeup effects crew
  Morton Greenspoon … contact lens consultant: makeup effects crew
  Melinda Kennemore … wig maker: makeup effects crew
  Andrew Kenworthy … makeup effects sculptor: makeup effects crew
  Michael Maddi … makeup effects sculptor: makeup effects crew
  Shawn McEnroe … makeup effects sculptor: makeup effects crew
  Michael O’Brien … assistant makeup effects coordinator: makeup effects crew
  Becky Ochoa … wig maker: makeup effects crew
  Dwight Roberts … mechanical constructor: makeup effects crew
  Mark Siegel … makeup effects sculptor: makeup effects crew
  Mike Smithson … makeup effects key artist: makeup effects crew
  Mike Smithson … makeup effects sculptor: makeup effects crew
  Marlene Stoller … wig maker: makeup effects crew
  Bill Sturgeon … makeup effects shop foreman: makeup effects crew
  Tommy Turner … makeup effects technician: makeup effects crew
  Christian Wabschall … special materials technician: makeup effects crew
  Brian Wade … makeup effects key sculptor: makeup effects crew
  Brian Wade … special makeup effects artist
  Chet Zar … makeup effects key painter: makeup effects crew
  Chet Zar … makeup effects sculptor: makeup effects crew
  Tim Turner … special makeup effects assistant (uncredited)

Special Effects Department
  Jan Aaris … mechanical effects technician
  Peter Abrahamson … blob mechanic: blob effects crew
  Eric Allard … mechanical effects: post-production
  Richard Alonzo … blob sculptor: blob effects crew
  Philip Bartko … special effects supervisor
  David Beasley … blob mechanic: blob effects crew
  Nick Benson … special effects
  Gary D. Bierend … special effects technician
  Evan Brainard … mechanical effects designer: makeup effects crew
  Erin Brasfield … blob painter: blob effects crew
  Sheri Brooks … purchasing coordinator: blob effects crew
  Virginia Buck … blob fabricator: blob effects crew
  Ken Clark … mechanical effects: post-production
  Lyle Conway … “blob” creature effects designer and creator: blob effects crew
  Bill Corso … blob effects designer: blob effects crew
  Chuck Crisafulli … blob wrangler
  Robert DeVine … special effects
  Joe Dolinich … lead moldmaker: blob effects crew
  Roy Downey … mechanical effects technician
  Marilyn Dozer-Chaney … blob fabricator: blob effects crew
  Loraina Drucker … blob painter: blob effects crew
  La Rae Eicher … blob fabricator: blob effects crew
  Noelle Eicher … blob fabrication supervisor: blob effects crew
  Jim Eustermann … creature effects crew: blob effects crew
  Jeffrey S. Farley … creature effects crew
  Troy Farmer … creature effects crew: blob effects crew
  Terri Fluker … blob fabricator: blob effects crew
  Scott Forbes … mechanical effects: post-production
  Donald Frazee … mechanical effects technician
  Logan Frazee … mechanical effects technician
  Terry Frazee … mechanical effects supervisor
  Christopher Gilman … special effects supervisor: meteor effects
  Dale Gordon … creature effects crew: blob effects crew
  Phillip Hayman … blob fabricator: blob effects crew
  Todd Heindel … creature effects crew: blob effects crew
  Camilla Henneman … blob fabricator: blob effects crew
  Adam Hill … blob shop foreman: blob effects crew
  Bryant Holt … lead moldmaker: blob effects crew
  Michael F. Hoover … lead painter: blob effects crew
  Kent Jones … blob sculptor: blob effects crew
  David Kindlon … blob mechanic: blob effects crew
  Patricia Kowchak … blob effects coordinator: blob effects crew
  Bruce Kuroyama … mechanical effects: post-production
  Julian Ledger … blob sculptor: blob effects crew
  Louis Lindwall … mechanical effects: post-production
  Scott Lingard … mechanical effects technician
  John Lundberg … blob mechanic: blob effects crew
  Curt Massof … blob painter: blob effects crew
  Dave Matherly … blob sculptor: blob effects crew
  James D. McGeachy … blob shop foreman: blob effects crew
  Bob McKee … blob mechanic: blob effects crew
  Mike Measimer … creature effects crew: blob effects crew
  Mike Meinardus … mechanical effects technician
  David Mesloh … blob mechanic: blob effects crew
  Hal Miles … animatronic technician
  Andrew Miller … special effects technician
  Dean W. Miller … special effects
  Ralph Miller III … blob mechanic: blob effects crew
  Heather Mills … blob effects coordinator: blob effects crew
  Donald Myers … mechanical effects technician
  Becky Ochoa … special effects hair
  Gary Platek … additional blob projects: blob effects crew
  Gary Platek … special creature effects
  Bradford Plows … creature effects crew: blob effects crew
  D. Kerry Prior … special effects artist: Dream Quest Images
  Joe Ramsey … mechanical effects: post-production
  Al Rifkin … mechanical effects: post-production
  Wendy Ripley … blob fabricator: blob effects crew
  Phil Rodriguez … creature effects crew: blob effects crew
  Doreen Sachartoff … blob fabricator: blob effects crew
  Mark Setrakian … head mechanical designer: blob effects crew
  Richard King Slifka … creature effects crew: blob effects crew
  Bob Spurlock … mechanical effects: post-production
  Trey Stokes … blob movement designer: blob effects crew
  Bill Sturgeon … mechanical effects designer: makeup effects crew
  Sally Syberg … blob effects coordinator: blob effects crew
  Douglas Turner … blob sculptor: blob effects crew
  Wim van Thillo … blob designer: blob effects crew
  Joe Viskocil … mechanical effects: post-production
  Harold Weed … blob designer: blob effects crew
  Tom Williamson … blob mechanic: blob effects crew
  AJ Workman … blob fabrication and puppeteering
  AJ Workman … special effects
  A.J. Workman … blob mechanic: blob effects crew
  Mark Yuricich … mechanical effects: post-production
  Stuart Ziff … additional creature effects designer and creator: blob effects crew
  Yancy Calzada … puppet repair (uncredited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Blob Movie Poster 27x40

The Blob Movie Poster 27x40

 

 

 

 

 

 These are two of the most amazing transformation scenes on film!  The two titans of practical makeup special effects at the time Rick Baker and Rob Bottin created these amazing effects.

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As far as the films I thought both were great but I enjoyed the humor more in An American Werewolf in London — along with the two stars David Naughton and Griffin Dunne…two of my all time favorites! 

An American Werewolf in London was released August 21, 1981

 

Tagline: John Landis - the director of Animal House brings you a different kind of animal.

Tagline: John Landis - the director of Animal House brings you a different kind of animal.

Plot: 

Two American students are on a walking tour of England and are attacked by a Werewolf. One is killed, the other is mauled. The Werewolf is killed, but reverts to it’s human form, and the townspeople are able to deny it’s existence. The surviving student begins to have nightmares of hunting on 4 feet at first, but then finds that his friend and other recent victims appear to him, demanding that he find a way to die to release them from their curse, being trapped between worlds because of their unnatural death. Written by John Vogel {jlvogel@comcast.net}

Makeup Department
Elaine Baker …. makeup effects crew
Rick Baker …. special makeup effects
Doug Beswick …. makeup effects crew
Kevin Brennan …. makeup effects crew
Robin Grantham …. makeup artist
Tom Hester …. makeup effects crew
Steve Johnson …. makeup effects assistant
Beryl Lerman …. makeup artist
Shawn McEnroe …. makeup effects crew
Joseph Ross …. makeup effects crew
Bill Sturgeon …. makeup effects crew
Craig Reardon …. makeup effects crew (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Neil Corbould …. special effects assistant
Martin Gutteridge …. special effects
Garth Inns …. special effects

The Howling was released on April 10 , 1981

Plot: There is a serial killer on the loose, Karen White is the only reporter he communicates with. After a near fatal encounter with him at an adult video store, she is ordered to take a vacation. Eddie was killed by Police, but Karen doesn’t want to let it go and discovers that he came from a tiny community in the woods and that’s where she decides to vacation with husband Bill. Big mistake, because Eddie was an outcast of a pack of Werewolves who is trying to keep a low profile and doesn’t want any interviews. Can Karen and Bill escape the village of the wolf? Written by Chris

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Tagline:  Imagine your worst fear a reality

Tagline: Imagine your worst fear a reality

 

Makeup Department
Rick Baker …. special makeup effects consultant
Joe Beserra …. makeup effects studio artist
Rob Bottin …. special makeup effects creator
Greg Cannom …. special makeup effects artist
Bill Davis …. assistant makeup artist
Tina Kline …. contact lens technician (as Tina Klein)
Shawn McEnroe …. first makeup effects assistant
Medusah …. assistant hair stylist (as Anne Aulenta-Spira)
Medusah …. assistant makeup artist (as Anne Aulenta-Spira)
Art Pimentel …. second makeup effects assistant
Margaret Prentice …. makeup effects studio artist (as Margaret Beserra)
Josephine Turner …. special hair work
Josephine Turner …. wig maker
Gigi Williams …. hair stylist
Gigi Williams …. makeup artist
Steve LaPorte …. special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Bill Sturgeon …. creature effects crew (uncredited) 
Special Effects by
Doug Beswick …. special mechanical effects
Kevin Brennan …. special effects makeup
Roger George …. special effects
Morton Greenspoon …. creative contact lens effects (as Morton K. Greenspoon)
Jeff Shank …. effects unit line producer
Steve Shank …. effects unit line producer   
Visual Effects by
Dave Allen …. stop motion animation (as David Allen)
Peter Kuran …. love scene and main title animation: Visual Concept Engineering
Mike Warren …. optical effects
Pam Vick …. cel animator (uncredited)

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