Friday, August 14, 2009

The Blob





The Garbage Bag would've been a more accurate title. With a flapping Hefty bag as our dastardly villain, we needed a couple of manly heroes. Instead we got Joe in his most peevish role to date and Ben (who had impressed me with his zombie grunting) as the kind of cop who says things like "Drive, fool! Drive!"

The Blob has the greatest final scene of any Danman Production. And that's saying a lot, because the scenes that precede it include inappropriate doo-wop music, special-effects shots with crappy-looking miniatures, and phone calls to President Bush. The final scene begins with Ben saying, "Well, so much for that Blob"--so much, indeed!--and ends with that old chestnut, the maniacal laugh.

"Apple butter, grape jelly, blob". Soon this will be your new mantra.

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4 Comments:

At August 15, 2009 at 8:01 AM , Blogger Lisa Chellman said...

To be fair, I think that's the most menacing garbage bag I've ever seen.

 
At August 17, 2009 at 1:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Despite the MAJOR lack of....shall we say consistency, that one shot of the garbage bag when seen through the kitchen window actually is quite freaky. In a way, it's more menacing that a blob, because it's a common household product (I mean, it's a plastic bag, for goodness sake) with a mind of its own.

But even on the Francis Ford Iowa scale, the acting in this one is fairly subpar. Sorry folks. When a garbage bag out-thespianizes you, it's time for some lessons.

 
At February 26, 2010 at 5:41 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

so i got way behind on danman films, and was gonna catchup, starting with the best of the best.

wow.

the blob.

these really are good. :) love the bag and the terror and the endless credits.
and joe adam is just like my friend chris borden in this one.
and your acting is quite intense.

i'll have nightmares now.
thanks kraus

 
At May 9, 2010 at 10:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is awesome

 

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