The Fly

  • 18
  • David Cronenberg (1986)
  • US
  • 91 min
The Fly
Film Review
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4 out of 5

It's easy to see why visceral visionary David Cronenberg wanted to remake the landmark 1958 chiller about scientific experiments in molecular teleportation. This plunges into the same primal territory he explored in Shivers, Rabid and Videodrome, regurgitating his deep-seated fears of ageing, disease, deformity and the beast within. Only Cronenberg can get away with working out his raw phobias on screen while being poignantly witty and repulsively entertaining at the same time. Jeff Goldblum's sensitive performance takes the edge off the grisly special effects, but many will still find it hard to get past the gore.

Plot Summary

Horror starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis. Seth Brundle, a scientist obsessed with perfecting a revolutionary teleportation machine, meets and falls in love with journalist Veronica Quaife. As he battles to repeat his success with inanimate objects by teleporting live animals, Seth decides in a moment of recklessness to test the device on himself - but with horrific results.

Cast and crew

Cast

Seth Brundle
Jeff Goldblum
Veronica Quaife
Geena Davis
Stathis Borans
John Getz
Tawny
Joy Boushel
Dr Cheevers
Les Carlson
Marky
George Chuvalo
Gynaecologist
David Cronenberg
Nurse
Carol Lazare
Clerk
Shawn Hewitt

Crew

Director
David Cronenberg

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing and a sex scene.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama

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