Most remakes of old movies, especially horror or science fiction movies, are pointless affairs that fail either to capture the spirit of the original or to add anything new to the basic premise. Occasionally, a smart filmmaker will come along and actually improve upon the original, as
was the case with David Cronenberg's remake of THE FLY (1986). Luckily, Russell's remake of the 1958 "classic" THE BLOB manages both to capture the giddy drive-in feel of the original and
improve upon it. Savvy enough to quote from the highlights of the original and clever enough to stand on its
own, THE BLOB pits the small town of Arborville against a man-eating blob from oute...