For the 22nd consecutive year, the iconic Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA will host Blobfest, a three-day event in commemoration of the original 1958 classic ‘The Blob’, including screenings of ‘The Blob’ and other horror classics, re-enactment of the theatre running-out sequence, competitions, and a street fair.
Blobfest is typically held the weekend after the 4th of July and, to honor that tradition, the festival will continue over the same weekend schedule. However, because the borough of Phoenixville is abstaining from any public festivals until October 1st, Blobfest will, for the second year in a row, be celebrated virtually.
The theme for Blobfest 2021 is the “House of Harris”. This is in honor of the producer of ‘The Blob’, Jack H. Harris. Blobfest 2021: House of Harris will feature his following films: The Blob (1958), Dinosaurus! (1960), Equinox (1970), and 4D Man (1959). The festival will also feature the Vincent Price horror classic, The Last Man on Earth (1964). The Blob will screen on all 3 days of the virtual presentation.
Blobfest will continue the tradition of the iconic Run-Out from the film. Once again we will ask fans to submit their home run-out videos for us to compile into a virtual presentation for all to see. Another tradition that we continue is the Miss Blobfest pageant. Starting May 3rd, any fan will be able to submit a video into the competition for why they would make the ideal Miss Blobfest for 2021. The third and final tradition for Blobfest is the “Shortys”. This is our short film competition named after the Blob’s director Irvin “Shorty” Yeaworth Jr. There are four categories for the competition: Under 18, Over 18, Animated, and Fan Favorite.
In the weeks leading up to Blobfest 2021: House of Harris, we will be announcing additional competitions, guests, and additions to the programming that will be hosted by our own Dash Daring, portrayed by Chuck Francisco. Official Blobfest 2021: House of Harris swag will also be revealed in the form of a commemorative t-shirt by Donald David, poster by Quiltface Studios, and new unique tchotchkes.
Official link to all our details and Blobfest coverage: https://thecolonialtheatre.com/events/ blobfest/blobfest-2021/