All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. 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 most surprising aspect about "The Fly" to me wasn't how incredibly tragic the main plot turned out to be or even how incredibly the special effects were, but rather how much it feels like a classic monster movie.
See, the thing most overlook about Monster Movies (especially the ones I've reviewed recently) is that they're essentially tragic character studies of people put in situations that they never expected to be in and or discover something completely new that blows up in their faces.
That's what "The Fly" is; it's a modern monster movie. And I don't mean that as an insult. If anything, I mean it as a high complement.
It's very hard to both do something drastically different…
As accessible as it is masterful, David Cronenberg's "The Fly" is a literate, chilling, and gruesome horror triumph. More reconceptualization than remake, Cronenberg and company's take on Kurt Neumann's elegant 1958 thriller is a thematically rich horror film that blends science fiction, allegory, and tragic romance. It is a fable bedecked in frightening special effects and a viscerally shocking genre outing wrapped in robust and recognizable narrative layers.
Based loosely on George Langelaan's short story, Charles Edward Pogue's script is built around Seth Brundle, a man who has constructed a teleportation device, and Veronica Quaife, a writer putting together a magazine story on Brundle and his invention. The narrative is well-known: Brundle, sending himself through his telepods, becomes genetically spliced…
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…
Can't believe I haven't seen this before. Seriously grossed out in a good way! I will kill every fly that I come across for the rest of my life.
my bf has a trauma after watching this masterpiece. nice.
i had no idea the classic movie The Fly started with Jeff Goldblum playing a scientist (who looks like Richard Ramirez) trying to pick up Geena Davis at his laboratory
so two of my favourite actors, in my favourite decade. promising start.
it goes well. i don't really think David Cronenberg knows how to direct actors. they're good actors (see: Jeff Goldblum thinking he's a god and Geena Davis's 'falling in love' face which gets me every time) and he's a good director, but at points it just seems like something is a little off about how they talk to each other. i dunno, maybe that's cronenberg's point about flesh/machine, the marriage of actor/camera is inherently unnatural. idk man.
good sci-fi horror
my best friends dad forced us to watch this movie when i was 12. holy shit was i messed up for a few weeks. i thanked him afterwards.
I'm not sure I have the words to express how much The Fly fucks with me on a physical, and emotional level. As far as I'm concerned it's the only, truly horrific horror movie. I love this movie and I'll gladly let it rip my heart out forever.
"I'm saying I - I'm an insect who dreamt he was a man and loved it. But now the dream is over... and the insect is awake."
Gory. Yes. But kinda sexy, no?
One of the Truly Disturbing Movies™.
Buzzin' as fuck
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