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Half man, half insect... total terror: "The Fly" (1986), a film by David Cronenberg

Posted by Theia - Friday, July 27th, 2012

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Released in the USA on August 15 of 1986, «The Fly» (also known as "Mouche, La", "Mosca, La", "Fliege, Die") is a Drama/Fantasy/Horror/Science Fiction/Thriller film directed by David Cronenberg, and written by David Cronenberg, George Langelaan, and Charles Edward Pogue . Jeff Goldblum is starring, alongside Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel, Leslie Carlson and George Chuvalo.

Storyline:
Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) is a brilliant research scientist, employed by Bartok Sciences, who has invented a computerized transportation technology that teleports any inanimate object through space from one "Telepod" to the other "Telepod". When Brundle begins a sexual affair with the beautiful journalist Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis) he is inspired by his experience of "the flesh" to reprogram his invention so he can teleport organic entities. But after Veronica's jealous former lover Stathis Boran (John Getz) threatens the couple, Brundle lashes out in anger against them and uses himself as a guinea-pig in a matter transmission experiment. He discovers later to his horror that a common house fly was trapped in the telepod with him and the computer successfully mated him and the fly to create a spliced, genetically-balanced fusion of man and insect in the form of a new animal he calls "Brundlefly". Thus a violent love triangle emerges between the humans Boran and Veronica and the [...]

Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle in The Fly (1986)
Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle in The Fly (1986)

Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle in The Fly (1986)
Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle in The Fly (1986)

Geena Davis as Veronica Quaife in The Fly (1986)
Geena Davis as Veronica Quaife in The Fly (1986)

Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle in The Fly (1986)
Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle in The Fly (1986)

Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle in The Fly (1986)
Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle in The Fly (1986)

Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle in The Fly (1986)
Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle in The Fly (1986)

Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle in The Fly (1986)
Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle in The Fly (1986)

Geena Davis as Veronica Quaife in The Fly (1986)
Geena Davis as Veronica Quaife in The Fly (1986)

Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle in The Fly (1986)
Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle in The Fly (1986)

Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle in The Fly (1986)
Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle in The Fly (1986)

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