The Fly, 1986

Considered fairly gruesome in its day, the original 1958 The Fly looks incredibly mild when compared to this 1986 remake. Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis star as Seth Brundle, a self-involved research scientist, and Veronica Quaife, a science magazine reporter. Inviting Veronica to his lab, Seth prepares to demonstrate his ‘telepod’, which can theoretically transfer matter through space. As they grow closer over the next few weeks, she inadvertently goads Seth into experimenting with human beings rather than inanimate objects. Seth himself enters the telepod, preparing to transmit himself through the ether – but he doesn’t know that he is sharing the device with a tiny housefly...
As a remake, The Fly transcends the original, taking it in new directions and exploring its underutilised potential. Whereas the original degenerated into a campy fly hunt, the remake opts for a slow metamorphosis from man to fly that develops as a disease might. This gives Cronenberg time to examine the implications of such a process, meditating upon our fear of disease, death and change.

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  • Alexandra B.

    Really enjoyed my first meetup last night, thanks everyone for making me feel so welcome!
    Jeff Goldblum was not as creepy as I remembered (post genetic mutation with a fly, obvs!) and I did feel quite sorry for him at the end!


    1 · May 17, 2013

  • carolyn

    Apologies for dashing off!

    May 16, 2013

  • bogusia

    Hey I'm all new to this, would love to come to see the fly tonite. Is lots of people coming? How would I know who's from society?;) B

    May 16, 2013

    • carolyn

      According to the list, there are 12 going. We usually meet in the bar before the movie.

      May 16, 2013

  • Fraser G.

    Rubbish I have to go down south for work :( help meee help me bzzzzz

    May 4, 2013

  • Grant T.

    Sorry I meant press 'No'. I got my drama performance so sadly I can't make it.

    May 3, 2013

  • Grant T.

    Sorry guys, I can't make it. It my drama performance.

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks good

    April 28, 2013

  • Scott N.

    Saw Fly 2 with the B-team on Monday. Haven't seen the first one yet. Should be fun. XD

    1 · April 24, 2013

  • Alexandra B.

    I find Jeff Goldblum creepy enough without the horror element!

    1 · April 24, 2013

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