The Horror Obsessive Podcast Episode 7: The Blob (1988) with Special Guest Lor Gislason

Last time on The Horror Obsessive Podcast, Sean and I had our first guest join our conversation, and we enjoyed it so much we decided to do it again. This time, we talk to Horror Obsessive’s own Lor Gislason, and we discuss one of Lor’s favorite horror movies (and one of mine as well!): the 1988 remake of The Blob.

If you’ve never seen that film, I highly recommend checking it out at some point. It’s one of the best horror remakes ever made, so it deserves to be seen by more people. And if you have seen it, you can probably guess what we talk about: the cool practical effects, the ways it improves on the 1950s original, and the film’s message about the government, among other things.

But as always, we don’t just limit our conversation to one main topic. We go on a whole bunch of fun tangents too, and in this episode, most of them deal with Lor’s recently published book Inside Out, which Sean and I read to prepare for this episode (and we both loved it!). It’s a super quick read, and it tells a really cool, Blob-esque body horror story about how different people deal with a horrific new infection spreading across the world.

An illustrated poster for The Blob (1988) featuring several characters from the film.

If you haven’t read Inside Out, don’t fret too much about spoilers in this conversation. While we talk about some key plot details, the visceral body horror will still hit you just as hard even if you know a bit about what happens, so we by no means ruin it for you. And as with The Blob, I highly recommend checking out Inside Out as well if you haven’t already. It’s really good, so you won’t regret picking it up.

And as always, join us in two weeks for our next episode of The Horror Obsessive Podcast. Since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, we’ll be talking about the 1980s slasher cult classic Hospital Massacre (aka X-Ray).

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Written by JP Nunez

JP Nunez is a lifelong horror fan. From a very early age, he learned to love monsters, ghosts, and all things spooky, and it's still his favorite genre today.

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