Monday, October 3, 2011

The Month of Horror Day 3: The Fly (1986)

Basement contributor Matt Bellamy has taken it upon himself to watch and review at least one horror movie a day for the month of October . . . because he's awesome that way! For his third entry, Bellamy turns to the gory horror/romance that is David Cronenberg's remake of The Fly!

Oh David Cronenberg, you are vile, gross, perverted, and... brilliant, really, and Canadian! Jeff Goldblum stars as a scientist who also happens to be a troubled genius (are there any other kinds?). During an experiment dealing with teleportation, a house fly gets mixed up in the process and its genes get spliced with his altering his DNA and triggering the startling transformation! The practical make-up effects are astounding and still impressive today. Geena Davis stars as the woman who loves him because at the heart of all the blood, puss and slime is a tender and moving love story between a woman and a disgusting humanoid fly creature that enjoys regurgitating human body parts! I ask you, is there anything wrong with that? My favourite Cronenberg movie.


  1. That it is. And apparently Cronenberg is talking a Fly 3.

  2. Cool. Given the advances in tech, should look pretty slick... though I'm hoping he'll use a decent amount of old school practical FX.