When last we left the Blob, it was caged and under close surveillance by the authorities. But as the intense heat of the summer of 2007 approaches, chances are that the monster will return to terrorize Phoenixville once again. BlobFest is set for Friday, July 13th and Saturday, July 14th. In celebration of the movie’s 50th anniversary of filming, cast and crew members will reunite for a public discussion of their memories of The Blob. Friday night’s festivities will feature the Running Out, a crowd favorite, as well as the Scream Contest and the new Tin Foil Hat Competition. Also new for this year’s BlobFest is an Amateur Film Competition, open to both children and adults. Winners will be announced Friday and will receive “Shorty” awards in honor of the film’s late director, Irvin “Shorty” Yeaworth. The rockabilly band The Rivers returns, providing a soundtrack for the evening, as well as for Saturday’s StreetFair. In addition to the StreetFair, Saturday will feature multiple showings of The Blob plus several other classic horror flicks. Special celebrity guests will be on hand during the weekend as well. Mark your calendars now so you’re sure not to miss a minute of the Colonial Theatre’s eighth annual BlobFest. Check out the Colonial’s website for more details, including film competition information, at www.thecolonialtheatre.com. Once there, click on The Blob in the bottom right corner.