MST3K’s Joel Hodgson Riffs THE BLOB Trailer

photo credit Damon Casantini

Back at the beginning of the month, we shared with you some reminisces about The Blob from Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator Joel Hodgson when he made an appearance at the Colonial Theatre. It was also during that show that Joel riffed on The Blob‘s classic trailer. In case you missed out on seeing it live, Joel and the Colonial have released the bit for your enjoyment.

FilmBuffRich on June 29th, 2012 | File Under BlobFest | No Comments -

BlobFest Costume Contest Details!

If you’ve been thinking about entering the costume contest at this year’s BlobFest, you should probably know that they have announced that the theme for this year is “BlobFest 2012 It’s Tiki Time!”

The entry for the contest is just five bucks and registration will begin at noon on Saturday, July 14.

As always, the contest is judged on such factors as creativity, execution, originality, authenticity, and showmanship. If you’ve seen the costume contest before than you know that there is always lots of each of those five categories on display so good luck!

FilmBuffRich on June 21st, 2012 | File Under BlobFest | No Comments -

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Creator Joel Hodgson Talks THE BLOB

photo credit Damon Casantini

This past weekend, the inimitable Joel Hodgson, creator of the classic series Mystery Science Theater 3000, was at the Colonial Theatre to host an evening of comedy featuring his students from a course he taught on the art of movie riffing. In the course of his introduction, Joel took a few moments to share some of his memories of The Blob. The first was from a sleepover birthday party when he was a preteen and wound up getting a bit distracted before he and his friends could watch the film.

We had made some homemade mini-pizzas and I had noticed that in the TV listings for that night there was a double feature of The Incredible Shrinking Man and The Blob. And then the girls called us at my house so it was awesome. Nothing else happened, they just called to let us know that they knew we were there.

My other experience with The Blob was very peculiar. Before starting Mystery Science Theater, I made robots out of found objects as sculptural pieces and I sold them at a store in Minneapolis called Props. My other “product line” was a thing that I made with a vent like I got from the hardware store and I used some hot melted silicone that I poured through it so when you hang it on your wall it looks like the Blob was coming into your room. But they never sold.

What I wouldn’t give for one of those Blob-like art pieces!

Later in the show, Joel riffed on The Blob’s classic trailer, turning it into an advertisment for BlobFest. When it gets released online, we’ll have it for you!

FilmBuffRich on June 4th, 2012 | File Under News | 1 Comment -

BlobFest Tickets on Sale

The moment you have been waiting for has arrived. The tickets for this year’s BlobFest are one sale! Head on over to the Colonial Theatre’s website to place your order on line. They’ve sold out quickly in the past, so I would recommend that you hurry!

FilmBuffRich on June 1st, 2012 | File Under BlobFest | No Comments -