Phables

A monster-movie fan is on a quick snack run while his wife is in labor with their second child. At the convenience store, he sees the poster for Phoenixville’s BlobFest. Does he drive to the Colonial Theatre — site of one of the climactic scenes from the classic flick — to find out more or does he return to his struggling wife? Let’s put it this way, if he did the latter, he’d have never made a very good Phable.

BlobFest is an annual event that raises funds for the historic Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA — just outside of Philly. It takes place this Friday and Saturday.

If you go, don’t miss the chance to meet the star of “The Blob,” a bucket of the actual red silicon gel used in the movie, displayed by prop-collector Wes Shank. In an era in which many movie stars are silicon-enhanced, it’s refreshing to meet one that’s actually enhanced silicon.