Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
For some reason I’ve had a real hankering to rewatch Chuck Russell’s remake of The Blob recently. I think I may scratch that itch tonight, but in the meantime how about a little behind the scenes of that film?
I’m a big fan of Russell’s ‘80s horror collaborations with young Frank Darabont. They had a great one-two punch with Nightmare 3 and The Blob. The latter in particular is a surprisingly inventive, effects-porn revisit to the ‘50s sci-fi classic. I consistently bring up The Blob when conversation turns towards Carpenter’s The Thing (and it’s no coincidence that The Thing was yesterday’s BTS pic, by the way) as another hard-left turn into horror when updating vintage sci-fi. This movie is brutal and you can see evidence of that in today’s pic.
Here you have make up supervisor Tony Gardner touching up stuntman Bobby Porter as one of the Blob’s victims (in this case, a kid… remember back in the day when kids could be offed by monsters in horror movies?).
Thanks to Dimitar Dimitrov and the Practical Effects Group. Click to (slightly) enlargen!
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Tomorrow’s pic sees a birthday on a classic Universal moster movie set.