A deadly blob which is the spawn of a secret government germ warfare project, consumes everyone in its path.
Teenagers try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously.
And in the final act, overacting government agents try to cover up the evidence and confine the creature....
I've never seen the original, all I know is that the Cooler King is in it, and its one of a spate of monster movies made in the fifties. And while its not the best horror film out there, its a hell of a lot better than any horror remake made in the last five years.
Dillon, who always takes the roles his Brother declines, is the hero in this, and of course, he's misunderstood, always being at the wrong place at the wrong time. And the guy from Robocop hates him, but it doesn't matter, because the Sheriff likes him, and the local diner owner makes him sandwiches after hours.
Amanda from Saw loses her date to the titular monster, and her and Dillon hook up, to try and warn everyone about the living dessert. But as always its too late and the special effects then go into overtime.
For the time, the effects are brilliant, and the make up is almost too good foe such a schlocky B-movie.
The film doesn't pull any punches, and you have know idea who is going to live or dies, thanks to some risqué writing and one particular scene in the sewer.
It all goes a bit bonkers when the cut price Morgan Freeman shows up with his posh voice and demands that everyone gets shot, and the ending promised a sequel, but if you like your horror movies very tongue in cheek, with a Nasty streak, this is for you.