The Fly is a 1986 American science-fiction psychological body horror film directed and co-written by David Cronenberg. Produced by Brooksfilms and distributed by 20th Century Fox, the film stars Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis and John Getz. Loosely based on George Langelaan's 1957 short story of the same name and the 1958 film of the same name. The Fly tells of an eccentric scientist who, after one of his experiments goes wrong, slowly turns into a fly-hybrid creature. The score was composed by Howard Shore and the make-up effects were created by Chris Walas, along with makeup artist Stephan Dupuis.
Seth Brundle, a brilliant but eccentric scientist, meets Veronica "Ronnie" Quaife, a science journalist, at a meet-the-press event held by Bartok Science Industries, the company that provides funding for Brundle's work. He takes her back to his warehouse home and laboratory and shows her his invention: a set of "telepods" that allows instantaneous teleportation between pods. Seth convinces Ronnie to keep the invention secret in exchange for exclusive rights to the story, and she documents his work. Although the telepods can transport inanimate objects, they mutilate live tissue, which is demonstrated when a baboon is turned inside-out during an experiment.
|author||Charles Edward Pogue David Cronenberg|
|award||Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling National Board of Review: Top Ten Films|
|genre||drama horror science fiction|
|keywords||abortion baboon body part break ceiling compound fracture connect create deform digestive enzyme fall giving birth horrify housefly human body lose machine plan scar suffer teleportation than the vomit wound|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling|
|producer||American Film Institute Stuart Cornfeld|
|productionCompany||Brooksfilms SLM Production Group|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|
|theme||body horror genetic engineering monster movie romantic drama science fiction drama science fiction horror shapeshifting|