The Blob is an independently made 1958 American science fiction-horror film in widescreen color by De Luxe, produced by Jack H. Harris, directed by Irvin Yeaworth, and written by Kay Linaker and Theodore Simonson. The film stars Steven McQueen (in his starring feature film debut, as Steve Andrews) and Aneta Corsaut and co-stars Earl Rowe and Olin Howland. The Blob was distributed by Paramount Pictures as a double feature with I Married a Monster from Outer Space.
In a small rural Pennsylvania town in July 1957, teenager Steve Andrews (Steve McQueen) and his girlfriend, Jane Martin (Aneta Corsaut), kiss at a lovers' lane when they see a meteorite crash beyond the next hill; Steve decides to look for it. An old man (Olin Howland) living nearby finds it first. When he pokes the meteorite with a stick, it breaks open, and a small jelly-like globule inside attaches itself to his hand. In pain and unable to scrape or shake it loose, the old man runs onto the road, where he is nearly struck by Steve's car; Steve and Jane take him to Doctor Hallen (Stephen Chase).
|genre||horror science fiction thriller|
|keywords||air force air raid siren arctic break in daughter of horror dementia diner end fire extinguisher grocery store kid brother lovers lane morph old man police station power line repair shop robert fields school principal scream shout superimpose trap united states air force|
|producer||Jack H. Harris|
|productionCompany||Fairview Productions Tonylyn Productions Valley Forge Films|
|publisher||Paramount Pictures Sony Pictures Television|
|theme||extraterrestrial life high school independent monster movie science fiction horror teen|