All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. 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.
"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 clever example of science-fiction & unsettling work of horror, The Fly tells the story of Seth Brundle; a brilliant but eccentric scientist who is on the brink of a revolutionary breakthrough as his teleportation machine is near completion. Earlier only able to teleport inanimate objects, he finally is able to send through living things from one pod to another. But while he is testing the machine on himself, a housefly manages to enter the pod & what comes out from the other pod after successful teleportation isn't completely Brundle.
This is the first film by David Cronenberg that I've seen so I had no idea what to expect. And as the film ended, I was left astounded by what I had…
It's a testament to my parent's faith in me that they showed me this movie when I was 8. It blew my mind in the best way possible.
This film is great fun!
Jeff Goldblum basically plays the same kooky character he plays in all his films but he's great at it!
Excellent all round.
IVE NEVER COME AS CLOSE TO BARFING FROM A MOVIE AS I DID FROM THIS ONE
I could watch this movie every month for the rest of my life. Happy to have had the chance to watch it with an audience in Lubbock.
I'm putting this down as a fresh watch because although I remember seeing it as a kid there was too much that I didn't remember including how upsetting it is! This was definitely my first watch as an adult and it really got to me.
This movie is emotionally and physically sickening. It's really terrifying, but also very sad! Such a brilliant horror movie with awesome make up/creature effects. In my opinion this is definitely David Cronenberg's best movie. I love Jeff Goldblum!
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
BEST CRONENBERG CAMEO
Yep, this is still as horrific and repulsive and stomach-churningly tragic as it was when I first watched it.
Funny that this 80s film has a better ability to evoke those feelings than any of the 21st century's gore/torture-porn industry.
Tragic, disgusting, and fantastic; The Fly is a brilliant piece of filmmaking that brings together fleshed-out characters, a great central performance and remarkable practicle effects to create an affecting horror story.
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- The Racket
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