Silk and Slime: The Practical Effects Magic in The Blob

By Brian Keiper

Poster for the original The Blob (1958)
The Blob goes to the movies. Credit: TriStar Pictures
FX maestro Tony Gardner (R) on set with one of The Blob’s victims. Credit: TriStar Pictures
Top: Donovan Leitch is feeling the pressure of a good performance. Bottom: Director Russell oversees Gardner and his FX crew working with the silk and slime. Credit: TriStar Pictures
Look Ma — no CGI! Credit: TriStar Pictures

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