The Fly 1986

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The Fly ★★★ 1986 (R)

A sensitive, humanistic remake of the 1958 horror film about a scientist whose flesh is genetically intermixed with a housefly via his experimental transportation device. A thoughtful, shocking horror film, with fine performances from Goldblum and Davis and a brutally emotional conclusion. Followed by “The Fly II” in 1989. 96m/C VHS, DVD . Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel, Cosette Lee; D: David Cronenberg; W: David Cronenberg, Charles Edward Pogue; C: Mark Irwin; M: Howard Shore. Oscars ‘86: Makeup.