A-Z TRIVIA WEDNESDAY: THE BLOB (1958)

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The actual Blob, a mixture of red dye and silicone, has never dried out and is still kept in the original five-gallon pail in which it was shipped to the production company in 1958 from Union Carbide. It was put on display over the years as a part of the annual Blobfest, held over a three-day period each summer in Phoenixville, PA, which provided a number of the shooting locales for the film. In addition to displaying the Blob and miniatures used in the shooting, the event features a reenactment of the famous scene in which panicked theatergoers rush to exit the town’s still-functioning Colonial Theater, as well as several showings of the film.

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13 thoughts on “A-Z TRIVIA WEDNESDAY: THE BLOB (1958)

  1. Which means it’s actually ALIVE. The next time that barrel is trotted out at a convention, the general public will find out that it’s reactivated by body odor… and there’s a LOT of that at a sci-fi or comic con.

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