The Fly (1958) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

The Fly (1958) - Rating, Synopsis, Review

The Fly

The Fly is a 1958 English language Science fiction Horror movie directed by Kurt Neumann. The movie is produced by Kurt Neumann under 20th Century Fox. When we consider the Casting of this movie, the lead roles are played by Al Hedison, Patricia Owens, while the supporting cast includes Vincent Price, Herbert Marshall. Coming to the Important Crew: Music is composed by Paul Sawtell, while James Clavell has provided the screenplay.

  • Release Date:  1958
  • Genre:  Body Horror, Sci-Fi Horror
  • Cast and Crew: Al Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price, Herbert Marshall, Kathleen Freeman, Betty Lou Gerson, Charles Herbert.
  • Director:  Kurt Neumann
  • Screenwriter:  George Langelaan, James Clavell

The Fly (1958) Rating:

  • Dylan = 8 / 10;
  • Raoul = 8.5 / 10;
  • IMDb = 7.1 / 10
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 9.5 / 10

The Fly (1958) Synopsis:

A wife confesses the murder of her husband but, upon the insistence of the police and her brother who does not believe her; finally resolve to tell the terrible truth behind her husband’s death.

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The Fly (1958) Review:

The Fly is an early classic of horror/sci-fi and the original story that inspired David Cronenberg’s cult film of the same name 28 years later.

In my humble opinion, this 1958 film has it all: a wonderful and original science-fiction plot, a set of great actors, perfect acting as well as some fascinating special effects for the time.

The film can be seen in two different parts. In the first one, the scientist’s wife Helene admits that she just killed her husband. As the police investigator and the victim’s brother (Vincent Price) try to understand why, the mystery thickens quickly and at this point, if you do not know the story in advance, what is to follow would be like a punch in the face. Unfortunately, we all know the story in advance (the title saying it all anyway) and so the surprise is only in how it does happen. When Helene finally decides to tell her story, the film goes into a flashback retracing the horrific story of a man and a fly that entered the teleportation machine together.