Thursday, October 02, 2008
The Fly (1986)
One of my favorite movies of all time is David Cronenberg's remake of The Fly, originally released in 1986. I like this film for many reasons, some of which came rushing back last night when I watched this movie and the original back-to-back on MonstersHD. It's a great horror movie in its own right. The creature effects are great and it's just different enough from the original to make it unique. It's produce by none other than Mel Brooks of Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein fame. The crowning acheivement, to me, is the direction taken by Cronenberg when he injects his concept of "the new flesh" into this film, as introduced some of his earlier films (including the glorious Videodrome). A great film for all time.