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The Fly (1958)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  1958 (Norway)
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A scientist has a horrific accident when he tries to use his newly invented teleportation device.

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After her husband Andre Delambre is crushed to death in a mechanical press, his wife recounts to his brother Francois Delambre and police Inspector Charas the events of the previous few months. They were very much in love and with their little boy, a very happy family. Andre was experimenting with teleportation - transporting objects from one point to another by breaking the object down to the atomic level and then reassembling it in a receiver a distance away. The system had some glitches - it seemed to work with inanimate object but his cat disappeared when he tried teleporting it. He thinks he's solved all of the problems with his invention and decides to try and teleport himself. When a fly enters the teleportation device with him, disaster strikes. Written by garykmcd

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Terrifying! Nerve Shattering! Bloodcurdling! See more »

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That is actually David Hedison, not a stuntman, inside the Fly makeup. See more »

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When Helene goes to see Andre as he lays on the chaise longue, they talk about how happy they are that spring has come. The background is full, lush green foliage, which definitely would not happen anywhere near Montreal. See more »

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François Delambre: You've commited murder just as much as Helene did. You killed a fly with a human head. She killed a human with a fly head.
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creepy beyond compare
12 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

in terms of creepiness, this flick takes a back seat to no horror film. the goldblum et al remake is a gory over-the-top, special-effects show-off in comparison. instead this one grabs your psychological neck, shakes it about and forces you to answer serious questions regarding the scientific exploits of man. while doing so it hermetically seals you in a world of misguided, pitiless hubris. if that sounds like a bit too much, just give it your time and try to go to sleep without thinking, "why the hell would anyone proceed so far" and without thinking of ways to save the poor, doomed scientist. it is a tale of inevitability and loss that brings into stark contrast the foolish doings of man against a backdrop of an inhumane and unforgiving nature. view at your own risk... do not view at your own horror- enjoyment's peril!


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