The Fly is a horror classic. That statement applies to two movies, made almost 30 years apart both based on the 1957 short story by George Langelaan. In this particular review we will be taking a look at the more Cronenbergian flavor of the two starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis. This is a body horror flick of the ooziest, ickiest kind, and we’re going to get into all of it in spoilery fashion. If you’re cool with that, read on (or listen on by hitting the podcast link - we talk about it, too).
We should really just start watching movies for the site that will make Jack cry. It's fun to berate him for things. Spring will do that to you, with its genre-bending horror romance conceit. But this is a horror website, and we want to assess whether it's able to serve up as many scares as tears. Take the jump to find out how well it does on that front.
Winter has officially arrived and it’s cold as balls outside. So what’d we do? We watched a movie about an alien in Antarctica that rips through your human genetic code and turns you into a godless killing machine. That wasn’t a big spoiler but rest assured, big spoilers abound through the jump as we tackle this 35 year old horror classic.