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TheBlob1988-box-3Don't let its festive cotton candy pink color fool you: it will pull you down a sink drain if it gets the chance. The gooey mass that is the Blob first thrilled audiences when it took on Steve McQueen in 1958. Thirty years later, The Blob was reborn in a remake directed by Chuck Russell, who co-wrote the screenplay with Frank Darabont. Russell recently did a Q&A at a 35mm presentation of The Blob and discussed working on the movie at the forefront of his filmmaking career.

The Q&A was co-hosted by Ryan Turek of Shock Till You Drop and Joshua Miller of Friday Night Frights and took place at The Cinefamily in Los Angeles. Chuck Russell discussed a range of topics that should really interest fans of 1988's The Blob, from the massive practical effects undertaking, to the process of remaking a classic film, to who was initially up for the movie's lead role. Check out the video below for the full Q&A (video thanks to Shock Till You Drop!):

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About the Author - Derek Anderson

Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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