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.
Peter Parker had it easy.
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!
"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.…
Took too long for him to turn into a fly and even then he didn't grow wings or eat any poo.
There was a lot of unnecessary sex scenes which made for uncomfortable watching (this was largely because I watched it with my parents and an old man that I had never met before. I'm not even sure if my parents knew him or even why he was allowed to come into our lounge room but he did make numerous mother-in-law jokes throughout which always go well with me.)
However, the gruesome bits were pretty good. Like, when Seth snaps some poor blokes wrist in an arm wrestle and the bone pokes out from the skin, or how a baboon…
Okay, i promise to stop fooling around and actually start reviewing the movies from now on. I may not be as in love with this movie as everyone else seems to be but i can still appreciate what this movie have added to the genre and it's still a shining example of a horror remake done right. It keeps the themes from the original movie but still update the story in a way that the movie public in the 80s can appreciate. The effects are highly impressive even by today standards and let's face it. You all cried at the end. Good portrayal of the fly to. Flies are known for being extremely horny and good at breaking peoples bones.
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.
Ingenious remake and updating of a (good) sci-fi classic, definitely not for the squeamish, though.
A great remake. Scary as f*ck.
A Obra máxima de Cronenberg, um filme que marcou época e continua assustador, um ótimo trabalho de Jeff Goldblum que deu vida ao cientista Seth Brundle, um homem que ultrapassa todos os limites na busca pela perfeição de sua invenção.
Not my favorite Cronenberg film, but worth a visit for that horribly tragic ending at the very least.
- 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!