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The Blob is a 1988 horror film remake based on an original horror film of the same title from 1958. This is one of few times I will say a remake surpasses the original. A small meteor crashes into the earth unleashing a formless pile of goo that eats almost every warm-blooded thing it comes across. The remake takes all of the good stuff about the original and throws in a healthy portion of visceral gore, decent effects for such a modest budget, and little dose of 80s trash.
The music is by Michael Hoenig, a German composer who collaborated with J. Peter Robinson on 1987's The Gate. The music in The Blob sounds like it was performed using the same equipment. If anyone reading here is a fan of 80s electronic cheese, get this. The first two tracks are sorta ambient and foreboding, then it kicks in with action, utilizing cheddary synthesizers, then closes with more ambient foreboding. It has that unmistakable B movie sound. I'm not saying it is bad. I find it entertaining, but I'm not saying it is good either. I like The Gate better, but for some reason this schlockier offering appeals to me, too.
Year of Release: 1988 Label: Film Trax Catalog #: FUSD 103 Genres: Soundtrack/Score, Horror Format: MP3 Bitrate: 320kbps
Tracklist: 1. Main Title (3:21) 2. It Fell From The Sky (4:46) 3. Brian's Chase (1:39) 4. In The Hospital (2:35) 5. The Reverend (2:13) 6. Elkins Grove (1:55) 7. Blob In Theatre (2:27) 8. The Town Has Changed (1:01) 9. Into The Sewer (1:25) 10. Chase In Sewer (3:20) 11. Close The Manhole (0:43) 12. The Standoff (2:34) 13. Blob On Mainstreet (2:05) 14. Mayhem In Townhall (1:19) 15. The Rescue (2:54) 16. Snowfall (1:42) 17. When The Lord Gives Me A Sign (3:05)