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Curse of the Fly (1965)

Approved | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | May 1965 (USA)
Motorist Martin Delambre attempts to keep evidence of his family's bizarre experiments in teleportation hidden from his wife, who is hiding secrets of her own.

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Henri Delambre
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Remember that scientist that was trying to perfect a matter transportation machine but got fused with a fly when one of the little critters got into the transporter with him? Well, this story is about three of his descendents (a son, Henri Delambre, played by Brian Donlevy and two grandsons). Seems the son wants to continue and perfect the machine while his two sons want to get out of the scientist business and live "normal" lives. The oldest son, Martin, decides to take a wife (who just happens to have escaped from a mental hospital after her parents died). Martin's father is not happy with this intrusion but finally gives in because he understands him son's needs. They all try to be a happy family until humans used in botched experiments are discovered by the new bride and the police nearly discover the lab while looking for Martin's wife. Everyone tries to get out of there via the transporter but things just don't go according to plan ... Written by Jane Byron Dean <jane_dean@corp.disney.com>

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Arguably best of original FLY series
15 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

Don't believe the Maltin review (his reviews on older horror/sci-fi's are nearly always dismissive & undoubtedly written when appreciating the B movie was not "chic").

Curse of the Fly is a gloomy neo-gothic that captures the real sense of doom that befalls the Delambres; mutants locked in old horse stables, kept like animals; everyone transported with the Delambre machine suffers some form of deformity or disease, and they struggle to perfect it before they all eventually succumb to mental and (literally) physical disintegration. Very downbeat, not for all tastes, but a personal favorite.


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