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Need Sci-Fi movie identified -- please

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#1 of 10 Eric Huffstutler

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Posted January 03 2006 - 12:45 AM

As a kid who grew up watching Chiller and Shock Theater of the 1960s, one movie stuck out in my mind which I am seeking.

All I remember is a scene where a man is swallowed up by a clear gelatin blob and can see him dissolve inside it - maybe to a skeleton. I thought it was on a city street but may not have been?

One person though this may be "The Flame Barrier" from 1958.

Can anyone verify or tell me which movie I am thinking of?


#2 of 10 John Swarce

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Posted January 03 2006 - 01:00 AM

Wasn't that "The Blob" with Steve McQueen? It's been awhile since I saw the original, so that particular scene might not be in this movie. Come to think of it, I think the blob was pinkish red in color, not clear....

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#3 of 10 Eric Huffstutler

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Posted January 03 2006 - 01:39 AM

I don't think it was The Blob (made the same year) as it was not transparent.

#4 of 10 Mike Brogan

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Posted January 03 2006 - 02:42 AM

Could it be X-The Unknown from '56? More information here: X - The Unknown
Apparently the film features a nasty mud like substance that melts it's victims. Sounds interesting.

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Posted January 03 2006 - 03:00 AM

I know that the remake of "The Blob" from the 80s had a similar scene. I can't think of anything from the late 50s though.

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#6 of 10 John Sparks

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Posted January 03 2006 - 03:19 AM

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#7 of 10 Jack Briggs

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Posted January 03 2006 - 04:33 AM

Eric, you seem to have started this thread all over the place. All others, except this one, are closed.

#8 of 10 Eric Huffstutler

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Posted January 03 2006 - 05:47 AM


Had another query of the almost identical subject title but asking a different question. Also, this one was mistakenly placed under the TV section and asked for it to be moved but wasn't so started one where it I thought it should be. Sorry for the dupes but wanted exposure to get an answer.


#9 of 10 Dick



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Posted January 05 2006 - 10:11 PM

Seems to me that CALTIKI THE IMMORTAL MONSTER has a sequence like this at the end...

#10 of 10 Ashley Seymour

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Posted January 13 2006 - 04:07 PM

The "Blob" started out clear, but as it consumed its prey it turned a reddish/blackish blob.
I don't remember the skeletons though.

"Caltiki" seems another possibility.
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