The Blob (1988)
Meg Penny is a cheerleader out on her first date with one of the football players, Paul Taylor. It doesn’t go very well. Before they get where they’re going, an old vagrant runs out in front of Paul’s car, screaming in terror. The older man is closely followed by Brian Flagg, the local teen rebel with long hair, a black leather jacket, a motorcycle, and a tough-guy attitude. Paul blames Brian for chasing the older man, but after the threesome takes him to the doctor’s office, the vagrant has more to worry about than some young tough. He was screaming because of the acid-like substance on his hand – a sense that spreads over his body and eventually consumed him. Soon, the growing red blob, which sprouts tentacles to attack its victims, becomes a menace to the small town of Arbeville, Colorado. The military soon arrives in Hazmat suits, led by the wide-eyed Dr. Christopher Meddows. They say they’re from the government and want to help, but Brian’s distrust for authority figures proves justified when he learns of their true motives.