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Return of the Fly (1959)

Approved | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | July 1959 (USA)
Philippe Delambre, the now-adult son of "The Fly", does some transportation experimentation of his own.

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(as Edward L. Bernds)

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(screenplay) (as Edward L. Bernds), (short story "The Fly")
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Fifteen years after his father's experiments with matter transmission fail, Philippe Delambre and his uncle François attempt to create a matter transmission device on their own. However, their experiments have disastrous results, turning Philippe into a horrible half-man, half-fly creature. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Francois Delambre: [voice over] Here passes from this earth Helene Delambre, widow of my brother, Andre, whom I loved deeply, hopelessly. She was destroyed in the end by dreadful memories, a recollection of horrors that did not dim as the years went on, but instead grew monstrously, and left her mind shocked and unsteady, so that death, when it came, was a blessed release.
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The Fly is back
25 May 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

The Return of the Fly is the first sequel to The Fly and followed a year later in 1959.

It is 15 years since the scientist who invented the transportation machine died and his son and brother decide to reactivate it. Once again, the experiments are fairly successful at first but things start to go wrong when he puts the pet guinea pig in the transfer chamber and a fly once again gets in it. The result is the guinea pig has acquired the fly's legs and is then trodden on and killed (animal lovers beware of this scene). He then puts himself in the machine and once again, a fly gets in and he ends up with one of the fly's legs. Towards the end, they capture the fly and the sequence is reversed and Philippe is OK once again and decides not to do any more experiments with the machine and it is destroyed.

The Return of the Fly is not as good as The Fly but is still worth watching. A second sequel, the British made Curse of the Fly followed in 1965 but that was not very good at all. The Return of the Fly was remade as a sequel to 1986's Fly as The Fly 2 in 1989, but avoid, too gory.

Vincent Price reprises his role from The Fly and is joined by Brett Halsey as Philippe, Dannielle De Metz as his lover and Dan Seymour.

Return of the Fly is certainly worth watching and is quite good for a sequel. Excellent.

Rating: 3 and a half stars out of 5.


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