the Blob


No ‘50s horror movie was more scarily, weirdly real.

6 Movies You Won’t Believe Are Based on Insane True Stories

#4. The Blob – Based on an Actual Police Report

Believe it or not, The Blob is based on an incident in the 1950s when Philadelphia policemen stumbled upon a quivering purple lump that had crash landed in a nearby field… According to the responding officers, the mass was like a giant glowing jelly ball, and it left a sticky residue when touched, because of course the first thing you would do when encountering a mysterious Plutonian blob is shove your hands into it.

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