Friday, May 1, 2009

The Fly (1958)

4 / 5
Tagline: If she looked upon the horror her husband had become...she would scream for the rest of her life!
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Written by: George Langelaan, James Clavell
Actors include: David Hedison, Vincent Price, Kathleen Freeman
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror
Length: 94 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

Considering it's sort of hoaxy sci-fi from the fifties (which usually isn't my bag) it's actually quite entertaining and stylish. Here we have a scientist who accidentally winds up in a transportation chamber with a fly and as a result guess what he turns into. His wife finds out and then the dilemma of the situation seems to dominate the rest of the film. It's actually a great idea and the effects aren't too terrible considering. Sometimes the word "classic" means run away but in this case I'd say to watch it, the remake is actually pretty much it's equal though so if you'd like a little more modern take on the situation watch the remake (I won't tell).

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