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Why David Cronenberg's The Fly Still Has Us Buzzing

Den of Geek

The Fly arguably remains David Cronenberg’s masterpiece, 30 years to the day (August 15) after its release. Loosely based on a 1957 short story by French writer George Langelaan, the movie transcends the story’s pulpy origins and the well-known images of a man with a fly’s head (and vice versa) from the 1958 film version starring Vincent Price to become a somber meditation on disease and aging and a tragic love story, not to mention one of the most effective horror/sci-fi films of its time. It also marked a summation and endpoint to the first phase of Cronenberg’s career, while investing his work with a new emotional maturity and thematic resonance.

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HRoach616462d ago

I love this movie. But I'm biased as I work for the man who trained the baboon for this show lol

dolfa462d ago

The first one was really good, the other were just a money grab.