BlobFest Announces Double-Feature Films & First Guest

RicouBrowningA big part of the fun of the annual BlobFest in Phoenixville, PA is the double features the organizers program, pairing The Blob with another classic science-fiction film from the 1950s.

This year sees the return of The Creature From The Black Lagoon, which screened at a BlobFest several years back. (And forgive me for not knowing exactly which year…) The film will be presented in its original 3D, and having seen it a couple of times that way I can tell you that you are in for a fun treat. But that’s not all as the Gill Man himself, Ricou Browning, will be on hand all weekend signing autographs and meeting with fans.

The Saturday evening second-half of the double-feature will be the 1948 fan favorite comedy-monster mashup Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein. Sunday’s double feature will be The Ghastly Love Of Johnny X, a 2012 throwback film that promises to feature (according to the BlobFest’s Facebook page) “juvenile delinquents, flying saucers, cool cars, cosmic weapons, deadly dames, musical numbers, and just a splash of horror.” Judging from it’s trailer below, it looks like a great time!

This year’s BlobFest will be held in Phoenixville on July 10-12.

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BLOBFEST 2014 Media Roundup: Friday Night

Once again BlobFest brought out the local media. Here’s a quick wrap up of the coverage from this past weekend starting with all three Philadelphia local news stations reportage on the Friday night run out.

The Phoenixville Phoenix Reporter & Item is always onhand with great coverage of the weekend.

While the Daily Local has a nice slideshow of local businesses and how they decorated for BlobFest.

Costume contest judge Joel Hodgson was tweeting out pics from the weekend.

And there is this video from fan Shawn Proctor posted to YouTube.

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Here’s This Weekend’s BLOBFEST Schedule!

If you’re heading towards Phoenixville this weekend for BlobFest, you’ll probably want to know what is going on whn. So if you don’t want to miss the costume contest on Saturday (with special celebrity guest judge Joel Hodgson from Mystery Science Theater 3000) or that double feature screening of The Blob and Mothra, you’ll want this handy guide!

(Click on the schedule for a bigger, more readable size!)


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BLOBFEST Runout Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow!

Popcorn and Movie TicketsIt’s that time! Tickets for this year’s Friday Night Runout Reenactment are going on sale tomorrow at 10am!

You can get them online at the Colonial Theatre’s website, but be warned – they sell out quickly!

BlobFest this year is July 11 throught the 13th in Phoenixville, PA. See ya there!

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BLOB Criterion Blu-Ray Wins A Rondo!

rondo awardCriterion Collection’s recent blu-ray edition of The Blob has won a Rondo Award! The high-def reissue of their original 2000 DVD issue snatched this year’s award for “Best Classic Horror DVD/Blu-Ray Release” based on the new 4K digital restoration the disc sported. The blu-ray beat out the likes of Golden Voyage Of Sinbad, House Of Wax, The Howling, White Zombie and more.

BlobCriterionAccording to the fine folks who run the Rondos-

The Rondo Awards, named after Rondo Hatton, an obscure B-movie villain of the 1940s, celebrate the best in classic horror research, creativity and film preservation. This year’s e-mail vote, conducted by the Classic Horror Film Board, a 19-year old online community, drew nearly 3,400 ballots. The 35-category ballot is the largest survey of the classic horror genre held each year, and nominees and winners tilt decidedly toward horrors of the 1920s-60s.

Unfortunately, the annual BlobFest celebration in Phoenixville was once again a bridesmaid, never a bride at the Rondos, taking another “Honorable Mention” in the “Best Fan Event” for the Friday Night Runout Re-enactment.

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2013 BlobFest Media Roundup

Lots of press coverage of BlobFest this past weekend. Here’s a quick roundup of who was saying what –

The Phoenix Reporter had both pictures and video from the Friday night runout.

The Phoenixville Patch had write ups on Friday night and  Staurday’s street fair along with a photogallery of the Friday night Runout.

Meanwhile, the Pottstown Mercury has additional pictures from the Friday night runout and a nice interview with Blob caretaker Wes Shank.

Here is a photogallery from Philadelphia’s CBS affiliate KYW.

And finally some local news reports –


I’m not sure why NBC 10’s coverage used footage from last year, but this is what they showed on Friday night’s news.

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So What Does It Look Like To Participate In BlobFest’s Friday Night Runout?

If you’ve never been able to participate in BlobFest’s Friday Night Runout Reenactment, then maybe this will serve as a nice substitute. It’s a video I shot last year with a small GoPro camera strapped to my chest.

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