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The Blob (1988) - Chuck Russell

I remember TV spots for this when it would play on daytime television. Even the TV spots scared me. They would always show a scene with a guy in a biological suit that was getting filled up by the Blob. I hadn't actually seen the movie until this year though. It didn't appear that I had missed much. However, I was looking forward to the subtle comedy spots and gore. That helps. 
A "meteorite" crash landed on earth that was carrying a weird substance. This weird goop hunts humans attaching itself to them and then digesting them whole. Each person that it eats, the bigger the Blob gets. Two young adults Brian Flagg and Meg Penny both start investigating this deadly creature while simultaneously running from it. That is when they come across government agents and a secret cover-up.
The special effects reminded me a lot of John Carpenter's The Thing. They were over-the-top but practical and bloody as hell. The political plot twist is pretty interesting too. However,…