The Fly (1986)

R   |    |  Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi


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A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.


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10 April 2002 | Howlin Wolf
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| Successful transition of Cronenberg's brand of 'body horror' to the mainstream...
Why is it this film that will always be his REAL 'breakout', and not any of the others before or since? The truth is, beneath all the biological yucks and makeup (there is plenty of both) lies a strong emotional core. Goldblum is enthusiastically likable as scientist Seth Brundle, and Geena Davis is just how Geena Davis seems to be in real life... sweet. It is how the events change both characters EMOTIONALLY, not physically, that inspires the true horror.

The blending of both the above elements makes this remake appeal simultaneously to the 'gross out' crowd, and those in the mood for a more cerebral horror experience. A concept of B-movie stature, electrified by the skills of A-list talent.

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,007,423 17 August 1986

Gross USA:

$40,456,565

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,632,088

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