Beware! The Blob (1972)

This completely unnecessary sequel has all of the trappings of a lame made-for-TV B-movie with none of the same campy fun of the original. The last remaining specimen of the gooey monstrosity is released by a clumsy researcher in her suburban home, where The Blob begins to consume everything around it as it reconstitutes into its former size! In order to achieve this effect, the filmmakers apparently had to buy out all of the remaining Jell-O molds in town, since the creature is no more convincing than the giggly dessert gone mad. As the plot meanders around aimlessly in the wake of the creature's destructive path, the audience is left guessing who it is exactly that they are supposed to be following, since the film cycles through no less than three sets of lead characters before settling on two incompetent teens. Using stock characters, empty dialog, and a regurgitated plot in order to resuscitate the creature fails to breath new life in to the series, and BEWARE proves to be an utter failure within the opening moments of the film.

Rating: 5/10.
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  1. Sounds crappy, though the '80s remake scared the crap out of me when I was a kid.

  2. I liked it. There's so many great tv and movie personalities spread all through it. Lead Robert Walker (CHARLIE X himself!) and Marlene Clark (SANFORD & SON) to name two. It played on tv as SON OF BLOB. That scene with the hippy and the barber was funny, though. Very stupid but fun bad movie, imo.

  3. One reviewer I saw actually referred to it as a precursor to the 'flash' skits done by improv groups like the Upright Citizen's Brigade. It actually makes sense if you think about it...

    * Random character set-up
    * Funny line or two.
    * Monster shows up and kills them.

    My favorite part is that it stars and was directed by Larry Hagman! What an odd choice for him to do! Was it like 'here's a script we had lying around- direct that!'

    By the way, thanks for reminding about another movie with a 'sequel bait' ending. It will go on my next list...

    1. Larry Hagman should of been shot for directing this bad movie