The decade of the 1980's is a great source for many of my favorite sci-fi and horror films. I'm not generally enamored with remakes but in August of 1988 a film directed by Chuck Russell was released in theaters called The Blob, a horror movie about a predatory, monstrous sized gelatinous organism that preys on and devours locals of a small town. This film is in many ways like the 1958 film of the same name, which starred a very young up and coming actor named Steve McQueen.
The special effects in The Blob(1988) are quite good. Many of the character interactions are often humorous. Woe to anyone unfortunate enough to be swallowed up by the pink, throbbing and ravenous "blob".