The Fly

(1958)

Directed by Kurt Neumann

Screenplay by James Clavell, based on the story by George Langelaan

Cast: Al (David) Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price, Herbert Marshall


The Double Bill DVD

Science-Fiction Film Retrospective

THE FLY

Reviewed by Steve Biodrowski

Two scenes are indelibly impressed on the memory, thanks to late night television, home video, and horror movie anthologies: in the first, a woman removes a cloth from her husband's head to reveal not a human face but the head of a fly; in the second, a tiny fly trapped in a spider's web screams in a human voice, “Help me! Help me!” as the spider moves in for the kill.

 

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