The Fly (1986)
Saturday, October 1
Film is $5.00
Box Office opens 30 minutes prior to screening
Something went wrong in the lab today. Very wrong.
The Fly (1986) is a science fiction horror film co-written and directed by David Cronenberg. It is a remake of the 1958 film of the same name, but retains only the basic premise of a scientist accidentally merging with a housefly during a teleportation experiment. Considered fairly gruesome in its day, the original 1958 The Fly looks like Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood compared to this 1986 remake. Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis star as Seth Brundle, a self-involved research scientist, and Veronica Quaife, a science-magazine reporter. Inviting Veronica to his lab, Seth prepares to demonstrate his “telepod,” which can theoretically transfer matter through space. As they grow closer over the next few weeks, she inadvertently goads Seth into experimenting with human beings rather than inanimate objects. Seth himself enters the telepod, preparing to transmit himself through the ether, but he doesn’t know that he is sharing the telepod with a tiny housefly. The score was composed by Howard Shore and the make-up effects were created by Chris Walas, who won the Academy Award for Best Makeup. The Fly also won multiple Saturn Awards for Best Horror Film, Best Actor (Jeff Goldblum) and Best Makeup (Chris Walas), BAFTA awards for Best Makeup and Best Special Effects, and was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.