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…
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.…
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…
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…
Who knew Cronenbergs take on AIDs was gonna be so damn sexy?
Like John Carpenter’s The Thing, The Fly is a studio commissioned remake that gets completely absorbed by the unique style and vision of its director. The word remake doesn’t even seem fair, as these films bare no resemblance to their eponymous predecessors. The Fly may not have been Cronenberg’s passion project, nor was he the first filmmaker attached to the project, but he takes it on enthusiastically, rewriting the script to the point that it fits in neatly alongside Videodrome and Scanners. The Fly is more accessible than those films, if not as unique. The elaborate creature effects coupled with Jeff Goldblum’s hyper, neurotic performance are more than enough reason to see it.
An ingenious hybrid of romance and body horror that still stands as one of Cronenberg's very best films. It's also his most heartbreaking.
David Cronenberg has crafted a rare example of a remake that most consider to be better than the original. The Fly has every aspect of a typical Cronenberg movie that will leave fans pleased, like unparalleled body horror and a creepy sci-fi horror atmosphere. But it also finds itself digging into unique territory for the director that was very refreshing and interesting for me. The man has crafted a devastating romance.
Jeff Goldblum stars as our central character who has recently discovered how to successfully teleport objects. But the one problem he has found is that his machine can only teleport inanimate objects. Cronenberg spends an ample amount of time setting up this scenario and I applaud him for doing…
Have you ever heard of insect politics?
Thanks Cronenberg for being the most kickass Canadian director ever.
I likeded when the fly vomiteded on the guy's arm and you saw the bone
then he should have brokeback the bone and sucked the marrow
maybe in the sequel, "Son of the Fly"
vomit on his own testicles scene was cut out of the theatrical version
It very well could be the most frightening film I've ever seen.
Magnificent. A truly beautiful horror film. It encapsulates the time old tale of beauty and the beast, but with Davis, and a fly.
I have watched this film many times over the years, and every time I take something different away. It works on many levels, but still remains ridiculously entertaining.
I adore the original, but this transcends it. It becomes a hugely powerful, terrifying piece of cinema. Tip of the cap Cronenberg.
no envejece nada mal. Una maravilla
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- Only God Forgives
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
- Spring Breakers
- A Field in England
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!