BlobFest Adds LOST IN SPACE’s Marta Kristen And Robot As Guests!

Marta-Kristen-robotBlobFest has announced the addition of an appearance by Lost In Space‘s very own Marta Kristen to the weekend’s festivities. Kristen, of course played older daughter Judy Robinson on the classic 1960s science-fiction series!

And that’s not the only Lost In Space alum who will be at the show! Prop builder Craig Reinbrecht will be bringing his own B9 Robot to the show for fans to see and take pictures with.

Both Kristen and the Robot will be upstairs on the theater’s third floor all day Saturday with Kristen participating in a Q&A before Sunday’s afternoon double feature.

In addition to her memorable role on Lost In Space, Kristen has appeared in a number of film and television projects including Beach Blanket Bingo, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Battle Beyond The Stars, Remington Steele and Murphy Brown.

FilmBuffRich on June 29th, 2016 | File Under BlobFest | No Comments -

Blob Ball Tix On Sale Now!

What’s the thing to do after you’ve run out of the Colonial Theater on Friday night of Blob Fest? Dance the night away at the Blob Ball of course!

The annual tradition is back, with more rockabilly music, poddel skirts, slicked up hair and jitterbugging than you could ask for. And don’t worry if you don’t know how to dance – Anyone will be glad to show you how to cut a rug.

Details are all below. And I’ll be there, so don’t be afraid to ask me for a dance.


FilmBuffRich on June 1st, 2016 | File Under BlobFest | No Comments -

BlobFest Tickets Go On Sale This Wednesday


Tickets for BlobFest’s Friday Night Runout go on sale this Wednesday, June 1st, via the Colonial Theater’s website.

If you are a member of the Theater you can purchase them during the Member’s only pre-sale on May the 31st between 9am and 6pm with the general public getting their chance the following day. Need we say that these things go fast, so don’t delay!

All info is available here!

FilmBuffRich on May 27th, 2016 | File Under BlobFest | No Comments -

BlobFest Announces QUEEN OF BLOOD For Saturday Night Double Feature


The folks at BlobFest have announced the second feature of the Saturday night Double feature. Screening right after The Blob is the 1966 science-fiction film Queen Of Blood starring Dennis Hopper, John Saxon, Basil Rathbone and Judi Meredith!

Set in the far futuristic world of 1990 (!), Queen Of Blood is actually a remake of an earlier Soviet film called Mechte Navstrechu (A Dream Come True) and some of the special effects seen in the US version were lifted right from its Soviet counterpart! As this was a Samuel Z. Arkoff production through American International Pictures, the film was made fairly quickly with Saxon recalling that he was only on set for about seven to eight days. Basil Rathbone was only on set for a day and a half.

The story revolves a distress signal from an alien ship being received on Earth. Scientists quickly launch a rescue mission to discover that the signal is from a ship that has crashed on Mars. Needless to say, they slowly discover what caused the crash and that cause is coming for them. Just based on this description it is easy to see how some film scholars point to this film as one of the inspirations for Ridley Scott’s classic Alien.

FilmBuffRich on April 7th, 2016 | File Under BlobFest | No Comments -

THIS ISLAND EARTH Will Be Part Of BlobFest Double Feature


BlobFest’s Saturday afternoon double feature co-bill with The Blob has been announced, and it is the 1955 classic This Island Earth!

This Universal Pictures film stars Jeff Morrow and Faith Domergue as two scientists enlisted, or perhaps kidnapped, by aliens for their help in an interplanetary war! It’s a pretty underrated minor classic. That also features a rare, non-western performance from a pre-Gilligan’s Island Russell Johnson. Based on the novel of the same name by Raymond F. Jones, though the film does stray a bit from the source material.

And yes, this was the film that was mocked in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie. And the folks at the Colonial do love their MST3K, about as much as we do here. But I dare say that the full length version of the film itself is worth the watch.

FilmBuffRich on April 6th, 2016 | File Under BlobFest | No Comments -