The Fly
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Release date:

15 August, 1986

Category:

Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

Awards:

Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 9 nominations.

A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. Read More
Seth Brundle, a brilliant but eccentric scientist attempts to woo investigative journalist Veronica Quaife by offering her a scoop on his latest research in the field of matter transportation, which against all the expectations of the scientific establishment have proved successful. Up to a point. Brundle thinks he has ironed out the last problem when he successfully transports a living creature, but when he attempts to teleport himself a fly enters one of the transmission booths, and Brundle finds he is a changed man. This Science-Gone-Mad film is the source of the quotable quote "Be afraid. Be very afraid." Read Less

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63%
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70%
5 votes

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59%
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73%
4 votes

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The Fly is as horrifying as it is deeply sad and moving, as the films really revolves around the relationship between Seth and Veronica. Without them, and their convincing back-and-forth, this film wouldn't work as well as it does. However, with such strong performances, it's backed by a small-scale premise that never overstays its welcome and like The Thing, Alien and American Werewolf in London, boasts some of the best (and nastiest) creature design and fabrication ever brought to screen.

Also, like The Thing (1982), The Fly shows that not all remakes have to be stale imitations of their predecessors, but rather build upon their premise to make something new, and ultimately better and more intelligent.

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