This was Steve McQueen's first leading role. He was playing a teenager, he was 27 and looked ten years older. The elder townsfolk keep refering to him as "Kid", it made me chuckle. Also, the blob looks a bit like an angry ballsack. That also made me chuckle.
In a world where people achieve so much to advance the progress of mankind, I spent ninety minutes in my dressing gown on the sofa before work yesterday laughing at a gelatinous mass that's slightly scrotal in appearance. Well done, me.