Back when I was working with Nightfall Unlimited I made a Top 5 Horror Film remakes. For some reason I left the Blob off the list and I am not sure why. Perhaps it is because it has been so long since I have seen the film. While the original film is a horror classic the 1988 version has more gore, the story works a little better and the effects are terrific, especially for 1988. It may have place as one of the better horror remakes.
Chuck Russell directed this film and I think he does a great job. It was a decent way to follow up the possible biggest film of his directing career, A Nightmare on Elm Street. I really enjoyed watching the Blob, it had been too long. I do suggest this film, especially after seeing the original just a few weeks ago. I do think this one could use an update and with a good mix between CGI and practical effects, while adding an updated story, this could be a good remake. Maybe in 2018, that would be 30 years from the original remake and the 1988 remake is 30 years from the original film.
One interesting thing I noticed, Shawnee Smith is the female lead in this and played a cheerleader. I always thought she was a bright spot in the Saw horror saga as the deranged Amanda Young. She was good in this one, no comes the question, does she qualify as a scream queen?