Return of the Fly (1959)

Directors: Edward Bernds
Starring: Vincent Price

Genre: Horror


"The boundaries of science are pushed to their eery limits in this sequel to the classic, ever-popular The Fly. Here, Philippe, the son of the ill-fated scientist, naively continues his father's misguided experiments. The victim of his traitorous assistant's greedy ambitions, Philippe finds himself in a terrifying limbo -- he's grown the head and limbs of a fly! Taking spectacular revenge on his betrayers, Philippe must also race against time and find a way to reverse the horrifying mutation." - from DVD Pacific

My oppinion:
I must admit, I was a bit surprised to see that it was in B/W. I don't mind movies being in B/W, but when it's a sequel to a movie that was in colour, I get a bit suspicious. It just doesn't seem like a very good sign.. Return of the Fly is by no means as good as "The Fly", but it was a lot better then I expected. We get to see a bit more of the fly man in this one, and that can be seen upon as both a good thing and a bad thing. Bad because the fly suit still doesn't look very impressing, though, it's a little bit better then the first one. Also think I need to point out the scene where the bad guy steps on a "guinea-pig", that just cracked me up! I don't think the story in this one was as good as the original, I feel I've seen this kind of story many times before. That being said, I think this story is the only way they could have managed to get away with this sequel. Vincent Price does a nice performance once again, but I wasn't too impressed with the bad guy's acting.
Return of the Fly is a pretty decent and enjoyable horror movie that doesn't quite live up to it's predecessor. Though, it's definantly worth checking out if you liked the first one!

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Want more info on this movie?: IMDB

Buy "The Fly/Return of the Fly, Double feature" at: DVD Pacific, or Video Unverse