The Fly

David Cronenberg’s body horror classic takes advantage of the AIDS panic of that time.

Screenings

Director | David Cronenberg

USA | 1986

96 minutes

IMDB

With | Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz

Language | English

Subtitles | Dutch

The Fly

Eccentric scientist Seth Brundle shares his newest invention with journalist Veronica; a device that enables objects and people to travel through teleportation. But when Brundle exposes his own body to the experiment, his DNA is accidentally merged with that of a fly. Slowly but surely Brundle transforms into ‘Brundlefly’. David Cronenberg’s body horror classic takes advantage of the AIDS panic of that time.

With The Fly, Canadian director David Cronenberg achieved a first milestone in his career, both artistically and commercially. This also explains why you can enjoy the film on several different levels. As science fiction. As an unadulterated gore fest. As a heart-wrenching love story, with the brilliantly performing Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis as the ill-fated couple. And as a metaphor for AIDS, the (then) devastating disease that was identified as such only five years earlier.

This movie is part of Cinema Egzotik, along with Invasion of the Body Snatchers.