If I had a penny for every time I came across a horror movie remake ... my savings account would look rather nifty, wouldn't it? Well, despite the obvious lack of a penny-spewing Genie, I found a morbid fascination in seeking out horror movie remakes. Except this was in reverse. There I was, looking up modern horror flicks and zooming onto ones inspired by older, supposedly less snazzy flicks. Then I proceeded to watch the originals, just to see how each fared against its younger, more action-packed children. Here's what I found after morbid experimentations with The Blob and Last Man on Earth.The Blob: Footloose and Fancy Free
Alright, so the story is basically the same. A big, gooey entity devours anything and everything in its path. And it grows as it feeds. Now the whole town must find a way to defeat the monster. The original was a 1950s number with Steve McQueen while the 1988 remake was a new-fangled teen rebellion with a twist version.