15 August 2011

Be Happy. Be Very Happy: 25 Years of THE FLY

25 years ago today David Cronenberg's 1986 masterpiece The Fly was let loose on the world. (Well, it was released on this day in the US.) So let's be happy, be very happy that it's still every bit as viscerally thrilling, memorably warped and endlessly fascinating now as it was back then. I only wish I had a teleportation pod so that I could go back and watch it for the first time again. Long live The Fly! Long live the, um, gooey, melting, falling-off-in-large-chunks flesh!


  1. David Cronenberg : gore :: Jackson Pollock : paint splatters.

    And The Fly demonstrates that perfectly. Happy 25th, Brundle!

  2. One of the best films ever made! Romantic, horrifying, exciting, tragic. Happy birthday!