The Fly (1986)

Overview: A socially-awkward scientist invents teleportation pods, but upon testing the machine his DNA becomes mixed with a fly’s, resulting in a grotesque transformation. Distributed by 20th Century Fox. 1986; Rated: R; 96 minutes. Body Horror: Before tackling The Fly, David Cronenberg had already proven himself as the master of using body horror to comment on society and the self. While the 1958 version of The Fly, based on George Langelaan’s short story, is notable for the B-movie awesomeness of sticking the head of a fly on the body of a man, Cronenberg’s take is more horrific and human....

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