Fly, The (1958)

Directors: Kurt Neumann
Starring: Vincent Price

Genre: Horror


"A brilliant scientist becomes obsessed with perfecting a device that can transmit matter from one location to another. Successful in his initial test, he experiments with a human guinea pig -- himself. But an ordinary housefly makes the journey with him, and when they emerge, both creatures have been extraordinarily changed. This is the chilling story of a man fighting to retain his humanity, and a desperate woman's attempt to save the man she loves." - from DVD Pacific

My oppinion:
I remember seeing the remake of The Fly long ago and I remember loving it then. Since finding out it was a remake, I always wanted to see the original. When I found out Vincent Price starred in it, the urge to see it got even bigger. My expectations were high, and I wasn't disappointed. Ok, so the fly man effects wasn't the best I've seen, and it made me giggle when the doctor revealed his "face", but I can't say I expected much more either. After all, it's from the 50's. Also the "ping" sound when he started the machine sounded like the ping that tells you your microwave dinner is done. The fly in the spider web at the end was a really cool and memorable scene though! Not to mention the voice, it's priceless! The movie had a nice feel to it, and Price did a great job as always. I think the movie didn't spend enough time with the fly man character after the disaster happened though, but on the other hand, the effects put some restraints on the possibilities.
Anyways, I concider this to be a true classic! highly recommended!

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