All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.
Peter Parker had it easy.
David Cronenbergs Magnum Opus converts mainstream audiences by droves to worship at the alter of the master of body horror!
Jeff Goldblum's powerhouse performance was as terrifying as it was astonishing! The emotional range expressed by his character put our tits through the wringer! Making it literally impossible to not feel his pain!
Strangely affecting, oddly touching which made the horror that much more jarring!
"I'm an insect who dreamt he was a man and loved it. But now the dream is over and the insect is awake." Who would've thought that this is a line to cry over? A line genuinely and perfectly said as it is, is in all its absurdism able to make one feel deep, sad things. Who can make a film amidst the grimy, thrashy and spine-tingling horror and dark humor of a B-movie update about a man who morphs into a fly because his transportation device has a nasty little bug enter it unintentionally while testing it, and envelop such a fully-embodied tragedy into it? Well, David Cronenberg of course.
Cronenberg's reimagining of the '50s B-sci-fi horror film from…
It's been a Cronenberg family kind of day, what can I say?
How can a movie simultaneously be one of the most viscerally disturbing monster movies ever AND one of the most heartbreaking, tragic love stories of the 1980s? It's a rarity to find a movie that hits so squarely on all intended marks (scares, suspense, gross-out moments, special effects, emotional intensity...), but David Cronenberg's still-stunning remake of THE FLY (oh yeah, it's also one of the greatest remakes of all time) does exactly that.
Jeff Goldblum has never been better than he is here, as a brilliant but socially awkward scientist who has invented a primitive form of teleportation, but makes a fatal misjudgment when he tries to teleport…
The third Cronenberg in our Horror-o-thon this year. We were going to save this one for the prime spot, Halloween Night, but it was a Thursday, and Thursdays is when our next door neighbours come over for a movie. After exposing them to Magic Mike a couple of weeks ago, we thought we should pick a Dead Ringer, er, film we know isn’t terrible. We thought about Hollie’s pick, the one with the Giant Zombie Poodle and Phyllis Diller, but thought it might be too much of a risk.
What a difference a couple of years makes! The Dead Zone was Chronenberg’s first big budget film, and on our recent rewatch, I still saw that particular ‘Canadian’ Look. With his…
Cronenberg's explorations of the physical side of horror always intrigue me and here he displays it in an accessible and rather straight up horror film. And it works really well.
Sharing only the conceit with its 1958 original, this is a genuinely terrifying film. Not for scares, but for the physical deterioration we are shown. It is amazing, terrifying yet something you cannot look away from. Every time you think that the metamorphosis cannot get any more gruesome, Cronenberg pushes it further and manages to introduce yet another horrid aspect of this slowly evolving creature.
It is, in essence, a monster movie, but done by a director that knows how to inject an oppressive atmosphere, lifting it to incredible heights.…
A fantastic body horror, a fantastic remake, and just brilliant work from everyone involved (though major kudos to Goldblum for a performance often not given enough praise while commenters dwell on the superb practical FX work.
They don't make em' like this anymore...
My favourite climactic scene in a horror film. One of the most mainstream of Cronenberg's output, and the most unexpectedly emotional.
The prototypical quick and dirty body horror movie, with all the right stuff mixed in.
If this were made today, it would be (needlessly) twice as long, with much more backstory for both main characters (instead of hinted at and revealed gradually, throughout). It is perfectly tight, giving us just enough to trigger our imaginations and send us down several lines of thought, without force-feeding any of them to us.
It's funny how we have our own opinions on the subtext of certain films for me I consider it a film about the changes you go through when you fall in love
Goldblum and Davis hit the right notes and I was close to tears at the end
A worthy remake
If you haven't seen this in a while check it out
Oh and this is my 100th review so I thought I'd do one of my favorites
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The culmination of the first phase of Cronenberg's career ... his pure horror film phase. All of the recurring elements and themes of his career are expressed in their purest form. A masterpiece.
Not much to add to the chorus of praise celebrating the way Cronenberg masterfully marries a grotesque vision with tragic melodrama. Not much, that is, except this: God bless Geena Davis. The movie doesn't work without her remarkable commitment to every emotional moment. Just watch the ending to see what I mean.
"I'll hurt you if you stay."
Calgary Underground Film Fest Day 6:
I went to this with some people that had never seen any David Cronenberg before and I knew they would love The Fly. We talked about it at dinner for a solid hour. Seeing this on a 35mm print was cool, film grain and crackles. Some of my favorite Jeff Goldblum work. Great film I'm so happy I got to see on the big screen.
Long Live BrundleFly.
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!