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.
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!
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…
It was an extremely wise decision to rewatch this after viewing Maps to the Stars because it proves that I still have a place in my heart for Cronenberg's best. This film, along with Videodrome, has such a skilled interplay between all-out body horror and character drama that it never feels like there is too much or too little of anything.
The Fly displays considerable finesse from a horror standpoint. The 50s version has some great moments but is too loose in places to be a fully formed masterpiece. Cronenberg's version has a much clearer vision, gets straight down to business, and has no reservations when it comes to making the audience wince.
The lead role is constructed around Jeff…
That was good.
Made me cringe. Sometimes for the right reasons, sometimes not.
Truly, is there anything more horrifying than the flesh revolting against the mind? My greatest fears aren't what's lurking in the shadows but rather what's going on under the skin.
In Good Taste...
My wife went out of town for the weekend, so naturally the bacheloresque junk food flag was flown. Like a mad scientist I projected "The Fly" alone in my living room, and soon realized how much my trashed technology and sugary coated quarters oddly resembled Seth Brundle's. Thankfully, I did not puke on my cake and eat it too. www.horrornewsnetwork.net/images/h1.jpg
The champion of body horror!
I would say Video from is Cronenbergs masterpiece, but this might be his most humane film, and the epitome of his work with body horror.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The greatest remake of all time. Everything about this flick is fantastic - The story, the performances, the amazing transformation makeup effects, the gore and monster effects. Everything is top notch.
37th film of my sober Hoop-tober.
It works. But it's clunky.
That's pretty much this movie in a nutshell. For not just me either. I've noticed it's a trend with my family and offline friends that we all had the same reaction. Hard-hitting emotions are more than a little stunted by the operatic music which feels overdone and 40 paces ahead of every scene it's used in (slow down, let us catch up please) and... yeah, the FX. Brundlefly kinda looks like a junkheap. Granted, I'm not sure what a genetically fused human-fly would look like but Brundlefly looks like a communal art project symbolizing crew unity or something: like everyone glued a stretched out wad of pizzagum on his…
An absurd premise is grounded by incredibly strong performances from Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis. These characters are so well-fleshed out, the first half actually works as a genuine relationship drama. For that reason, the bizarre and disgusting transformation that could be laughable in the hands of someone less skilled than Cronenberg is strangely heartbreaking.
- 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!