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Year
1958
Runtime
94 min.
Director
Kurt Neumann
Genres
Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror
Rating *
7.1
Votes *
12,221
Checks
6,128
Favs
157
Dislikes
28
Favs/checks
2.6% (1:39)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. jktomas's avatar

    jktomas

    Both this and the remake are very good movies. 8 years 11 months ago
  2. mattyl149's avatar

    mattyl149

    I really enjoyed this as I have seen the David Cronenberg version a couple of times, and now I've seen this, I like the different takes on the story 8 years 7 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    1958's The Fly starts as an epilogue to the sci-fi horror story in order to build a mystery that will be explained over the course of the film. To my surprise, that "epilogue" lasts a good half-hour! And with the title monster really just appearing in the last 20 minutes, this one may come off as a little slow to modern audiences. Perhaps especially because the Twilight Zone ending is so iconic and well-known. There is nevertheless a certain joy to seeing the beats realized, and how each piece of the presented puzzle is revealed is a slowly unfolding drama. Intriguingly, the story takes place in Montreal (the accents are all over the place, mind you), and those kinds of quirks make the film more interesting than if it stuck to more often-seen details. Despite its overly familiar bits, still packs surprises for a new audience. 3 years 3 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #31 in Badmovies.org's Best B-Movies
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  2. This movie ranks #153 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
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  3. This movie ranks #192 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  4. This movie ranks #287 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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