The Fly II

The Fly II

Chris Walas (1989)

18 Certificate


Our Score
Exactly what you'd expect from special effects and make-up artist-turned-director Chris Walas -too much emphasis on gore galore and scant attention paid to plot. Not that there is one, really merely sketchy broad strokes showing Son of the Fly going berserk in a labyrinthine biochemical laboratory. Eric Stoltz does what he can encased in rubber as the misunderstood larva, but it goes without saying that this obvious sequel, inspired more by Alien, has none of the sly subtlety, horrific elegance or poignant humour David Cronenberg brought to his superior 1986 film. Still, the Muppet-style deformed dog is a laugh.


The son of ill-fated scientist Dr Seth Brundle begins to grow at an accelerated rate and develop insect characteristics, planning to use his new-found abilities to take revenge on those who intend to exploit him. Sci-fi horror sequel, starring Eric Stoltz, Daphne Zuniga, Lee Richardson and John Getz.

Cast & Crew

Martin Brundle Eric Stoltz
Beth Logan Daphne Zuniga
Anton Bartok Lee Richardson
Stathis Borans John Getz
Dr Shepard Frank Turner
Dr Jainway Ann Marie Lee
Scorby Gary Chalk
Ronnie Saffron Henderson
Martin aged 10 Harley Cross
Martin aged 4 Matthew Moore
Wiley Rob Roy
Hargis Andrew Rhodes
Mackenzie Pat Bermel
Director Chris Walas
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. LtdGuidance: Contains violence, swearing and sex scenes. Available on: video and DVD