Larry Hagman directed it. He does also appear in the movie as a hobo.
SteamPoweredKleenex - 2013-12-14 "Based on a true story where Hagman was allegedly found in a hotel room with several transients and an alarming amount of cherry Jello!"
blood_visions - 2013-12-14 good thing they closed that ice rink for repairs
RedRust - 2013-12-14 Because the blob would've died from the ice.
Old_Zircon - 2013-12-14 Why have I not seen this? I've been seeing trailers since I was a little kid but somehow I've never actually watched the movie. That has to change.
memedumpster - 2013-12-14 I actually saw this before I saw the original.
John Holmes Motherfucker - 2013-12-14 The 1988 remake is one of my favorite 80s horror movies. Nothing ground breaking, but it hits all the right notes to be genuinely entertaining.
Some people in here probably don't know that Larry Hagman's mom was Mary Martin, one of the biggest musical stars of Broadway in the 1950s.
SteamPoweredKleenex - 2013-12-15 It made the blob scary to (at the time) modern audiences. They couldn't achieve that whole "digested by acid" thing in the original, though I did like the scene where it came into the movie theater through the projector windows. And then there's the theme song.