The Fly (1958)

The Fly (1958)

  • Release Date:  1958
  • Genre:  Body Horror, Sci-Fi Horror
  • Director:  Kurt Neumann
  • Screenwriter:  George Langelaan, James Clavell

The Fly (1958) Rating:

  • Dylan = 8 / 10;
  • Raoul = 8.5 / 10;

The Fly (1958) Synopsis:

A wife confesses the murder of her husband but, upon the insistence of the police and her brother who does not believe her; finally resolve to tell the terrible truth behind her husband’s death.

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The Fly (1958) Review:

The Fly is an early classic of horror/sci-fi and the original story that inspired David Cronenberg’s cult film of the same name 28 years later.

In my humble opinion, this 1958 film has it all: a wonderful and original science-fiction plot, a set of great actors, perfect acting as well as some fascinating special effects for the time.

The film can be seen in two different parts. In the first one, the scientist’s wife Helene admits that she just killed her husband. As the police investigator and the victim’s brother (Vincent Price) try to understand why, the mystery thickens quickly and at this point, if you do not know the story in advance, what is to follow would be like a punch in the face. Unfortunately, we all know the story in advance (the title saying it all anyway) and so the surprise is only in how it does happen. When Helene finally decides to tell her story, the film goes into a flashback retracing the horrific story of a man and a fly that entered the teleportation machine together.

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The Fly (1958) Cast:

David Hedison David Hedison Andre Delambre
Patricia Owens Patricia Owens Helene Delambre
Vincent Price Vincent Price François Delambre
Herbert Marshall Herbert Marshall Insp. Charas
Kathleen Freeman Kathleen Freeman Emma
Betty Lou Gerson Betty Lou Gerson Nurse Andersone
Charles Herbert Charles Herbert Philippe Delambre

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