The Blob Directed by Rob Zombie

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Does anyone here like Rob Zombie as a director? Really? Guess what he's up to next? A remake of The Blob. Two reasons why it's not going to work:
1) It's not starring Steve McQueen
2) It's not starring the blob. And I kid you not with this one.

In a recent article, Rob Zombie came out with plans to remake The Blob, the iconic 50's horror movie. Sure it's been remade in 1988, but with Zombie's name tacked onto it, this one will gain a lot more attention. This is not what I hate about the movie, it's a remake sure, but a director like him tends to trash these things.
"My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing - that's the first thing I want to change."
As in Halloween, he has come saying that it's his film so he can do whatever he wants to it.
"I have the freedom once again to take it in any crazy direction I want to."

Fuck! You! Firstly, it's not just your movie. People enjoy these films and may have grown up with them. Hell, it is someone else's film that you have just taken and remade.
Secondly, the red blob was a symbol. An actual iconic metaphor for the times. Like most sci-fi 50's film, it revolved around the communist threat as served as patriotic American propaganda against it. The fact that it's red and all consuming is similar to the fact that King Kong was killed by man in their domain, each giving a subtle message. Fuck it, PJ should have had King Kong as a giant fire breathing toad that ate Fay Ray and was blown up by nukes.

Again, in true Rob Zombie style, the movie will be rated R and be scripted by himself as well as doing the score and directing. Not any real, professional writers, but a metal artists writing. And with a supposed budget of $30mil, expect gore and half naked girls. Fuck it, all naked girls.

http://www.firstshowing.net/2009/08/28/rob-zombie-remaking-classic-1950s-horror-film-the-blob/
http://www.atomicpopcorn.net/rob-zombie-to-absorb-blob-remake/

never heard of him, but remaking The Blob without the Blob is like doing a Batman movie without Batman, or an insane bad guy... he's sounds like a twat.

Sigh...So much hate directed at Boll, everyone keeps ignoring the garbage Zombie puts out.

"Yeah I got a remake idea, how about we remake the Italian Job, but this time it's not in Italy"

Oh wait...Fuck you, Hollywood.

sasquatch99:
never heard of him, but remaking The Blob without the Blob is like doing a Batman movie without Batman, or an insane bad guy... he's sounds like a twat.

He's a musician from a metal band turned into a horrid movie director. He remade Halloween and made the House of a Thousand Corpses. Ugh.
I assume there will be a Blob, but just not THE Blob.

ChromeAlchemist:
Sigh...So much hate directed at Boll, everyone keeps ignoring the garbage Zombie puts out.

"Yeah I got a remake idea, how about we remake the Italian Job, but this time it's not in Italy"

Oh wait...Fuck you, Hollywood.

Haha! I laughed at that one.

The Blob (the original) ranks in my top five when it comes to movies. Blob's one that doesn't need a remake. It already HAD one. The original was as the OP mentioned a creature feature with an actual message. The 88 remake was more a straight forward creature feature, but it was a gory, kid killingly fun movie that was right for its time.

Is the Blob going to be a stripper in Zombie's movie? Will it have a hick family? Will it speak with a drawl?

If someone is going to remake Blob, the first words out of their mouth needs to be "My blob's going to be bigger, redder, and oozier than ever." Not "I'm remaking the blob, but fuck the blob."

PurpleRain:
-snip-

I have so much disdain for people who are obviously calling these films "remakes" and "Adaptations" because of the extra revenue it will generate from name alone, and are so far away from their source it's pretty much an original work. It's exploitation.

Exhibits A, B and C: The Italian Job, Wanted, *Dragon Ball...

Oh, and the frickin' cardinal sin of remakes? No sequels. I was cool with Ocean's, they did them well, at least. But you know what I just found as I was typing this? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Italian_Job_(2003_film)#Sequel

The Blob has a deep political back-ground? I kinda thought it was just a blob eating people.

WanderFreak:
The Blob (the original) ranks in my top five when it comes to movies. Blob's one that doesn't need a remake. It already HAD one. The original was as the OP mentioned a creature feature with an actual message. The 88 remake was more a straight forward creature feature, but it was a gory, kid killingly fun movie that was right for its time.

Is the Blob going to be a stripper in Zombie's movie? Will it have a hick family? Will it speak with a drawl?

If someone is going to remake Blob, the first words out of their mouth needs to be "My blob's going to be bigger, redder, and oozier than ever." Not "I'm remaking the blob, but fuck the blob."

You took the words right out of my mouth. Thank you.

And in all seriousness, I would imagine and would bet money on it, that there is a Strip Joint somewhere in the movie that the Blob takes over or at least be in some hick town.

ChromeAlchemist:

PurpleRain:
-snip-

I have so much disdain for people who are obviously calling these films "remakes" and "Adaptations" because of the extra revenue it will generate from name alone, and are so far away from their source it's pretty much an original work. It's exploitation.

Exhibits A, B and C: The Italian Job, Wanted, *Dragon Ball...

Oh, and the frickin' cardinal sin of remakes? No sequels. I was cool with Ocean's, they did them well, at least. But you know what I just found as I was typing this? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Italian_Job_(2003_film)#Sequel

Be on the look out for Ocean's 17 then! Seriously, I'm with you. Why can't they make an entirely different movie and just say it was in homage to the first, not actually remake it. Remaking movies and doing it wrong is like an insult. Especially when you know that you're doing it wrong! Most directors just fuck up. Zombie is doing it on purpose.

Nivag:
The Blob has a deep political back-ground? I kinda thought it was just a blob eating people.

Read this. It is perfect if you want to know how pretty much all movies of that time had some communism metaphor. Notice how most aliens came from Mars? The red planet?

http://bobmitchellinthe21stcentury.wordpress.com/2008/11/12/science-fiction-films-and-american-society-in-the-fifties-chapter-four/

After reading the above article, I actually think everyone interested in film history should read it. It's quite entertaining.

Could be decent in it's own right.

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Then again, that's what they said about Watchmen, so you're all entitled to fanboy ire.
'Boo' to crap remakes and adaptations.

samaritan.squirrel:
Could be decent in it's own right.

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Then again, that's what they said about Watchmen, so you're all entitled to fanboy ire.
'Boo' to crap remakes and adaptations.

The fact is, the movie had a point, and one that can't be replicated today. And just like Invasion (of the Body Snatchers) with Nicol Kidmen, and War of the Worlds, the film will miss the point entirely and end up being very generic and just utter crap.

Since it's Rob Zombie, half the movie will consist of a redneck shooting at The Blob, the bullets having no effect, the redneck getting eaten, and the blob's path of destruction getting more wavy as time goes on.

PurpleRain:

Nivag:
The Blob has a deep political back-ground? I kinda thought it was just a blob eating people.

Read this. It is perfect if you want to know how pretty much all movies of that time had some communism metaphor. Notice how most aliens came from Mars? The red planet?

http://bobmitchellinthe21stcentury.wordpress.com/2008/11/12/science-fiction-films-and-american-society-in-the-fifties-chapter-four/

After reading the above article, I actually think everyone interested in film history should read it. It's quite entertaining.

Thanks a lot! That was an entertaining read, to say the least.

PurpleRain:

He's a musician from a metal band turned into a horrid movie director. He remade Halloween and made the House of a Thousand Corpses. Ugh.
I assume there will be a Blob, but just not THE Blob.

actually both of those were pretty good, Hallowe'en didn't really change much of the mythos in the original and just added some story for Micheal. as for House of a 1000 corpses, that was freaking awesome and a good return to the gorefest horror films of yesteryear

i think what most people miss is the fact that Rob Zombie has probly forgotten more about horror movies than most people know, a lot of his tattoos are horror monsters, also look at what most of the stuff he sung about in White Zombie and his solo career, one song being about the Munster's car

Well shit someone has got to take up for Rob why not me....I liked House os 1000 courpses and The new Halloween was decent for showing the kid life of Mikey(even thought the kid Myers looked like a lil girl)Now if the Blob won"t be in THE BLOB then that will be crap but a very gory version of the Blob could be good.

cleverlymadeup:

PurpleRain:

He's a musician from a metal band turned into a horrid movie director. He remade Halloween and made the House of a Thousand Corpses. Ugh.
I assume there will be a Blob, but just not THE Blob.

actually both of those were pretty good, Hallowe'en didn't really change much of the mythos in the original and just added some story for Micheal. as for House of a 1000 corpses, that was freaking awesome and a good return to the gorefest horror films of yesteryear

i think what most people miss is the fact that Rob Zombie has probly forgotten more about horror movies than most people know, a lot of his tattoos are horror monsters, also look at what most of the stuff he sung about in White Zombie and his solo career, one song being about the Munster's car

This is true. I guess I don't like the gore-fests he creates, but they guy does know a bit of film history horror.
Again, I would claim The Blob as horror, more as Sci Fi. Just the fact that like many other movies of that time, the remakes generally forget what the actual one was about.
John Carpenter however, did a good job with The Thing, but instead ddirecting the movie away from McCarthyism and onto the threat of aids. In Rob Zombie can pull that off, I'll be happy. But I doubt I'll be seeing a Blob with the threat of modern day threat of terrorism and the subthemes of globalization.

I really liked the Blob and Rob Zombie isn't a terrible director, perse. I generally go into his movies not expecting to much so I end up leaving entertained: if I went into a movie with Steven Spealberg in the opening credits and was treated to The Devils Rejects, I would be much less forgiving. That said, I actually kind of enjoyed Halloween remade by Rob Zombie.

The trick with the Blob will be trying to tie in something to it from the real world. The Blob of the 50's had the communism angle and even the 1988 Blob movie showed the Blob as a goverment bioweapon gone horribly awry and the goverment tries to cover it up by killing everyone, most certainly tied into the political atmosphere of the time.

I do wonder if Zombie will stick to that formula, tying in something poetic or meaningful or if this will be crap. I don't want to pass my judgement too early. Zombie has shown some creativity in the past so I am curious to see if he can harness it to make a meaningful, pignant film out of this.

The no red blobby thing does have me a bit worried.

Redliph:
I do wonder if Zombie will stick to that formula, tying in something poetic or meaningful or if this will be crap. I don't want to pass my judgement too early. Zombie has shown some creativity in the past so I am curious to see if he can harness it to make a meaningful, pignant film out of this.

The no red blobby thing does have me a bit worried.

You are right also. We are being too hasty as it's in the earliest stages. Maybe some of his creativity will pull through, it's just not showing yet.

The blob not starring the blob finally a director that understands what the people want to see when they watch a movie about a blob!

PurpleRain:

This is true. I guess I don't like the gore-fests he creates, but they guy does know a bit of film history horror.
Again, I would claim The Blob as horror, more as Sci Fi. Just the fact that like many other movies of that time, the remakes generally forget what the actual one was about.

i think you meant wouldn't claim not would claim, took me a sec to figure that out and i'll assume you meant that

it's a bit of both really, i will like to see what he does with it. i think he will do some good with it, even if the Blob itself isn't in the movie cause it was a rather cheap and cheesy effect

cleverlymadeup:

PurpleRain:

This is true. I guess I don't like the gore-fests he creates, but they guy does know a bit of film history horror.
Again, I would claim The Blob as horror, more as Sci Fi. Just the fact that like many other movies of that time, the remakes generally forget what the actual one was about.

i think you meant wouldn't claim not would claim, took me a sec to figure that out and i'll assume you meant that

it's a bit of both really, i will like to see what he does with it. i think he will do some good with it, even if the Blob itself isn't in the movie cause it was a rather cheap and cheesy effect

Ah yes. Spelling error. I guess it is horror, but the aspects of it are more sci-fi based. And also most sci-fi films back then were considered horror as well: Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Them!, etc.

I saw a thread with Rob Zombie in the title, I came as fast as I could!

Oh, as a director? Never saw any of his movies, and not The Blob either, for that matter. Although I might see Halloween 2, if I just got parts of my brain cut out and I can't be scared anymore. Seriously, I would watch the movie, but after seeing the trailer, I'm too scared to. It's scary!

Although I love his music. Will get his album as soon as it's released.

PurpleRain:

cleverlymadeup:

PurpleRain:

This is true. I guess I don't like the gore-fests he creates, but they guy does know a bit of film history horror.
Again, I would claim The Blob as horror, more as Sci Fi. Just the fact that like many other movies of that time, the remakes generally forget what the actual one was about.

i think you meant wouldn't claim not would claim, took me a sec to figure that out and i'll assume you meant that

it's a bit of both really, i will like to see what he does with it. i think he will do some good with it, even if the Blob itself isn't in the movie cause it was a rather cheap and cheesy effect

Ah yes. Spelling error. I guess it is horror, but the aspects of it are more sci-fi based. And also most sci-fi films back then were considered horror as well: Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Them!, etc.

tho i have found the issue that most people are having with this and it's they can't read and comprehend what he said

he has said "i'm not going to have a big red blob, i've got another idea" which means no blob like it was in the 50s, not that there won't be a blob at all

How weird; half an hour before now my mother had just re-watched the blob and tried to convince me that a sequel where global warming is somehow the cause of the blob's return would be a good idea. And now I trip across this thread. Cosmic.

The bad thing about being a film student is that she pitches this kind of crazy shit to me all the time.

The Blob is one of those movies that still stands up today as incredibly watchable, I really see no need for a remake. Rob Zombie did do a good job, I thought, with the Halloween remake.

cleverlymadeup:

PurpleRain:

He's a musician from a metal band turned into a horrid movie director. He remade Halloween and made the House of a Thousand Corpses. Ugh.
I assume there will be a Blob, but just not THE Blob.

actually both of those were pretty good, Hallowe'en didn't really change much of the mythos in the original and just added some story for Micheal. as for House of a 1000 corpses, that was freaking awesome and a good return to the gorefest horror films of yesteryear

i think what most people miss is the fact that Rob Zombie has probly forgotten more about horror movies than most people know, a lot of his tattoos are horror monsters, also look at what most of the stuff he sung about in White Zombie and his solo career, one song being about the Munster's car

Way to quote Moviebob...

And how does his singing carrier affect his movie carrier?

Thats like saying because I like the band The Fray they would make an excellent movie, fuck no, they would make an excellent theme song for the movie, but the whole itself, they shouldn't have any input.

I guess you could look on the bright side, he probably won't touch The Thing.

PurpleRain:
Does anyone here like Rob Zombie as a director? Really? Guess what he's up to next? A remake of The Blob. Two reasons why it's not going to work:
1) It's not starring Steve McQueen
2) It's not starring the blob. And I kid you not with this one.

In a recent article, Rob Zombie came out with plans to remake The Blob, the iconic 50's horror movie. Sure it's been remade in 1988, but with Zombie's name tacked onto it, this one will gain a lot more attention. This is not what I hate about the movie, it's a remake sure, but a director like him tends to trash these things.
"My intention is not to have a big red blobby thing - that's the first thing I want to change."
As in Halloween, he has come saying that it's his film so he can do whatever he wants to it.
"I have the freedom once again to take it in any crazy direction I want to."

Fuck! You! Firstly, it's not just your movie. People enjoy these films and may have grown up with them. Hell, it is someone else's film that you have just taken and remade.
Secondly, the red blob was a symbol. An actual iconic metaphor for the times. Like most sci-fi 50's film, it revolved around the communist threat as served as patriotic American propaganda against it. The fact that it's red and all consuming is similar to the fact that King Kong was killed by man in their domain, each giving a subtle message. Fuck it, PJ should have had King Kong as a giant fire breathing toad that ate Fay Ray and was blown up by nukes.

Again, in true Rob Zombie style, the movie will be rated R and be scripted by himself as well as doing the score and directing. Not any real, professional writers, but a metal artists writing. And with a supposed budget of $30mil, expect gore and half naked girls. Fuck it, all naked girls.

http://www.firstshowing.net/2009/08/28/rob-zombie-remaking-classic-1950s-horror-film-the-blob/
http://www.atomicpopcorn.net/rob-zombie-to-absorb-blob-remake/

I actually think it will be good. Hollywood is running out of ideas and unless you just want more Twilight, go with the this.

crazyhaircut94:
I saw a thread with Rob Zombie in the title, I came as fast as I could!

Oh, as a director? Never saw any of his movies, and not The Blob either, for that matter. Although I might see Halloween 2, if I just got parts of my brain cut out and I can't be scared anymore. Seriously, I would watch the movie, but after seeing the trailer, I'm too scared to. It's scary!

Although I love his music. Will get his album as soon as it's released.

You should definitely see The Devil's Rejects? That's by far his best work. Halloween was mediocre, and I wasn't particularly moved one way or another with House of 1,000 Corpses, but damn, DR is really good.

He's just another spaltter-porn filmmaker.
As an aspiring director, I find this to be insulting. Along with Judd Apatow and Eli Roth, Rob Zombie jus shouldn't make films.
It's acctually disgusting that people like him get to make films. They're unoriginal, badly made, special effects ridden gore-porn fests.
When did movies get so shite?
When people lost all deceny for the art of cinema, perhaps?
There are hundreds of filmmakers out there, all with amazing ideas, just waiting to make something really revoultionary.
But will that ever happen? No.
The industry is too clogged up with people like Rob Zombie, Eli Roth and Judd Apatow.
Fucking abominations.

Snowalker:

Way to quote Moviebob...

And how does his singing carrier affect his movie carrier?

Thats like saying because I like the band The Fray they would make an excellent movie, fuck no, they would make an excellent theme song for the movie, but the whole itself, they shouldn't have any input.

well it affects it cause by the various songs he sings, it means he likes horror films and has probly watched his fair share of them and knows the things that should go into them and have gone into them.

so no it's actually not like saying that at all, it's quite different, Rob Zombie has been a huge horror fan for a long time and has also incorporated in a lot of his shows and art work he's done over the years

Timewave Zero:
He's just another spaltter-porn filmmaker.
As an aspiring director, I find this to be insulting. Along with Judd Apatow and Eli Roth, Rob Zombie jus shouldn't make films.
It's acctually disgusting that people like him get to make films. They're unoriginal, badly made, special effects ridden gore-porn fests.
When did movies get so shite?
When people lost all deceny for the art of cinema, perhaps?
There are hundreds of filmmakers out there, all with amazing ideas, just waiting to make something really revoultionary.
But will that ever happen? No.
The industry is too clogged up with people like Rob Zombie, Eli Roth and Judd Apatow.
Fucking abominations.

I know the original isn't exactly art, but it holds its own merits for the time it was created. It's a good look at the McCarthyism and Ronald Regan period in films, churning out products like this.

HG131:
I actually think it will be good. Hollywood is running out of ideas and unless you just want more Twilight, go with the this.

Twilight is based on a book and the fact it has been taken straight from the book means it'll be superior to this. I have never seen the book or movie, but at least I know it wasn't raped like this will be.

The87Italians:
I guess you could look on the bright side, he probably won't touch The Thing.

I don't know man. I feel he has it in for John Carpenter.

Izzil:
How weird; half an hour before now my mother had just re-watched the blob and tried to convince me that a sequel where global warming is somehow the cause of the blob's return would be a good idea. And now I trip across this thread. Cosmic.

The bad thing about being a film student is that she pitches this kind of crazy shit to me all the time.

I gotta talk to your mum! I'm a film student and need more film critical chats.

cleverlymadeup:
he has said "i'm not going to have a big red blob, i've got another idea" which means no blob like it was in the 50s, not that there won't be a blob at all

Though it being red is a major part of what it was and represented.

Am I really the only one who actually likes Rob Zombie movies?

And, yes, the Blob is one of my favorite horror movies of all time, but I'm interested to see how Rob Zombie will take this movie.

And who the fuck said it had a deep message? I just thought it was a kick ass 50's movie about some grotesque blob eating people.

I swear,if they ruin my childhood memories by making the movie crap I will turn the all into frauliens (misspelled?don't know,don't care) and I'm doing it the painful way.

who wants to hold them down?

Julianking93:
Am I really the only one who actually likes Rob Zombie movies?

And, yes, the Blob is one of my favorite horror movies of all time, but I'm interested to see how Rob Zombie will take this movie.

And who the fuck said it had a deep message? I just thought it was a kick ass 50's movie about some grotesque blob eating people.

It just feels... weak. Like you have a nice chocolate cake full of melted warm fudge in the middle. The fudge is what makes it good. Remakes take out the fudge but decorate it so well. Put on extravagant swirls and whatnot on top.
Look at War Of The Worlds. Full of fudge, aka: People turning to religion after science has failed them (having a God Fearing America to get through the horrors of war, etc) and aliens from Mars (Russia) spreading their red slime (propaganda and way of life) with their mass of machines we heard them building (nuclear arms).
New War of the Worlds? Tom Cruise and CGI. Enough said.

PurpleRain:

Julianking93:
Am I really the only one who actually likes Rob Zombie movies?

And, yes, the Blob is one of my favorite horror movies of all time, but I'm interested to see how Rob Zombie will take this movie.

And who the fuck said it had a deep message? I just thought it was a kick ass 50's movie about some grotesque blob eating people.

It just feels... weak. Like you have a nice chocolate cake full of melted warm fudge in the middle. The fudge is what makes it good. Remakes take out the fudge but decorate it so well. Put on extravagant swirls and whatnot on top.
Look at War Of The Worlds. Full of fudge, aka: People turning to religion after science has failed them (having a God Fearing America to get through the horrors of war, etc) and aliens from Mars (Russia) spreading their red slime (propaganda and way of life) with their mass of machines we heard them building (nuclear arms).
New War of the Worlds? Tom Cruise and CGI. Enough said.

I understand what you mean, I'm not a big fan of Tom Cruise either, but I don't think that remakes are ever as good as the original. But I did like that War of the Worlds. Both of them. They were just different. I usually go into a movie taking it as a completely new experience because I know that it will never be as good as the original, so I go in with low expectations and, at least 60% of the time, come out satisfied.

Now, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th, and The Day The Earth Stood Still were absolute shit and would easily rank in my worst movies of all time. Just one more reason for me to hate Michael Bay.

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