Usually, when they attempt a remake of a classic sci-fi/horror flick, they bungle it beyond redemption. "The Blob" is actually a pretty good remake. The story is somewhat the same in the first part as a meteor falls to the earth and an old man finds it and pokes it with a stick. Now it starts differing from the original as a host of people get killed off and the blob gets bigger. The Gooey grotesque special effects are the true star thanks to director Chuck Russell.