Movies that are slightly off.
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.
• The Fly is arguably the most touching and unsettling body horror movie ever made
• Jeff, uh, Goldblum is truly remarkable and even under tons of makeup you still feel his unique personality on screen
• It’s fascinating how Brundle not only goes through extreme physical transformations but also keeps adapting his mentality and behavior during the whole process, never losing his great sense of humor
• Hey, at least it wasn’t a damn mosquito that got in the pod
• The lovely Geena Davis also gives a very nuanced and deeply emotional performance and her relationship with Brundle is pretty much the backbone of the movie
• Gives a whole new meaning to the act of “dropping…
"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…
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…
I love that arm wrestling was so prevalent in the 1980s that even David Cronenberg incorporated it into a film.
Great. Not scary, but definitely creepy. Jeff Goldblum is great.
...I think it's shameful that I've never watched this completely until now.
I'd only ever seen bits and pieces, but figured I'd seen enough to get the gist of it - man messes with science, science turns him into a fly - but it's so much more than that.
It's basically Cronenberg's greatest hits - body horror, psycho horror, sci-fi, sex psycho movie - The Fly has everything.
Jeff Goldblum is perfectly cast, too. Despite him playing Jeff Goldblum is nearly every role he's had, he really does become BrundleFly, all the little hand gestures and eccentricities intact.
Geena Davia, too, is so much more than final girl or love interest, even Stathis is given more to do as the film goes on.
This also reminds me that I've had Dead Ringers on my list for ages...need to fix that.
And maybe watch Videodrome again.
the moment i finished this i was like "damn that was the most horrific thing i've ever seen" but then i was like "damn but what if it had been a spider instead of a fly" so to sum up thank you david cronenberg for not making it a spider
jeff goldblum complemented cronenbergs style and added real emotional connectivity. good job jeff goldblum... you're perfect.
jeff goldblum and geena davis are so young and beautiful in this.. well.. for the most part anyway
Starts like a Marvel movie (Prof. Fly!) and goes on with the movie I expected. Disgusting and tragic at the same time.
The first line of dialogue from Jeff Goldblum has an "uh" in it.
This movie was dangerously close to being bad. It came a bit TOO close. In the end, I thought that the movie was a very compelling tragedy, of a man who went too far in the name of science, and payed the price for it. But... I think some scenes were just too much. The most unpleasant scenes in the movie involve the Fly puking on someone's hand and foot, melting them. I don't hate many movies; in fact, I only hate 4 movies. But, The Fly was just a bit excessive sometimes. My favorite part of this movie is the parts when Jeff Goldblum was…
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I've been dying to see this film for ages ever since I saw the 1958 version of The Fly. I can say I was a decent fan of it. It was 50's horror movie cheesy, but it was still pretty cool. However, it has nothing on this.
I really love Geena Davis and Jeff Goldblum. They are great in this, even with that weird haircut Jeff has. It was the eighties. If I was alive during then, I couldn't imagine what the hell I'd be doing with my hair. Anyway, back to the film, this movie took kind of a silly…
Бади-хоррор Крона затмил наивный и приторно сладкий оригинал (хотя и он шарма не лишён). Когда спрашивают о хорошем кино-слиянии жанров ужаса и сай-фая, 'Муха' всегда будет мною упомянута.
this list could probably go on forever
(there's a lot of cronenberg here)
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…