The Fly

1986 "Be afraid. Be very afraid."
7.6| 1h36m| R| en| More Info
Released: 15 August 1986 Released
Producted By: SLM Production Group
Budget: 0
Revenue: 0
Official Website:

When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.

Stream Online

Stream with Paramount+


David Cronenberg

Producted By

SLM Production Group


Watch Free for 30 Days

All Prime Video Movies and TV Shows. Cancel anytime.
Watch Now

Trailers & Images


Hellen I like the storyline of this show,it attract me so much
Vioundon One hour and a half of nothing
Baseshment I like movies that are aware of what they are selling... without [any] greater aspirations than to make people laugh and that's it.
Stoutor It's not great by any means, but it's a pretty good movie that didn't leave me filled with regret for investing time in it.
christopherhodges-91529 One of the most mainstream David Cronenberg films the Fly is considered a cult classic today and rightly so- featuring a stunning turn by Jeff Goldblum and ably supported by Geena Davis(who were married back then) the Fly is a remake of an earlier film but is a massive improvement. The city of Toronto is as much a character as the people it features some stomach churning scenes. Kudos must go to the puppeteers and make up artists who do a stunning job.
teodorodontosaurus Back when I was 9-10 years old, the horror genre started to fascinate me, thanks to my dad. I started watching movies with him at night, and then it became a routine. I don't even remember the names of all those horror movies that I have watched, except a few classic-cult movies such as "The thing" or "Alien". When I heard about "The fly", I immediately wanted to watch it. Firstly, there's my fascination with insects; secondly, I heard it was horror. After the movie, I transcended into my bedroom of solitude and entered an intense meditation that fucked up my perception upon life and death. Usually, a horror movie injected in me fear and insanity; now, I also felt misery, desperation and extreme sadness. It was the first time I felt that way after watching a horror movie; indeed it was a premiere for me that night - the first time I experienced a drama/horror movie ( + sci-fi). Everything seems perfect here: Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis' performances are top-notch, also a great plot, great scenes, stunning makeup and visual effects, memorable and majestic soundtrack. The creature effects are just pure awesomeness; for me, it surpasses all that CGI business, even today! In a horror movie, the use of CGI somehow makes it more predictable and less scary (the CGI makes it real and too natural to get scared). If it's done without the use of CGI (the use of suits, mechanized puppets etc), while it looks more fake, the subconscious perceives it as an anomaly, as something unnatural and thus, more disturbing, eerie, uncanny. The final "Brundlefly" creature's movement is so incredibly disturbing, just because of that; not to mention that it's anatomically correct - the inferior maxilla dropped in order to make room for other arthropod-like mouthparts, including the proboscis and the protruding labial palps. This movie is the pure definition of horror!
videorama-759-859391 Here was another film I really loved to have seen, cinema wise, but again I was one, two years shy of being admitted. The Fly, with those unforgettable tag line words, is a well formed horror film, with wonderful FX, and some strong doses of gore, here and there, where it doesn't, over exploit it. It takes itself more serious as a fine featured horror, and it beautifully is, with it's wonderfully constructed storyline, and gradual, unrushed build, up in an experiment, gone wrong. Genius inventor, Goldblum who's just dynamite, in still one of his top performances, who while stepping into one of his cool shaped tele, transportation pods, makes the mistake of having unexpected company. A small misfortune on his part, as a fly gets in there with him, where both insect and human form one, where Goldblum begins a deteriorating process, as he slowly begins to resemble more features and characteristics of a fly. It's an absorbing and engrossing study, on the writer's part (this guy, also responsible for the Psycho 3, installment, my favorite) only released 3 months before this. Goldblum sickly spouts some funny lines of dialogue. In the early stages, prefore to Goldblum's changing deformities, in that cafe, with a fast talking over hyped Seth, is the one scene that sticks out. Again, great acting on Goldblum's part. Oscar potential. Geena Davis is really good too as a journalist, and Goldblum's new love, Her publisher and ex (John Getz) a refined, slight sleazeball, steals her thunder.... acting wise too. This is one of those better horror films/or Sci fi horrors, that have been shaped, and crafted into one of the more respective ones. Don't go looking for a lot of gore though. One of 87's early surprises. A dead fly was in my special fried rice, the day of the film's release in Adelaide. Coincidence?
Tweekums When scientist Seth Brundle tells journalist Veronica Quaife that he is working on a project that will change the world she thinks he must be exaggerating but when she sees it she realises he has invented something amazing; a device that will teleport an object from one teleportation pod to another. There is a catch though; it only works on inanimate objects. After more experimentation he manages to successfully teleport a baboon. He agrees to wait for tests before teleporting himself but then changes his mind. Unfortunately when he teleports he isn't alone in his pod; there is a common house fly in with him and when he emerges there is no sign of the fly. He soon notices that he is far more dynamic. He assumes that he has somehow improved but then he starts to change more; he grows course hairs, his nails fall out and it soon becomes apparent that he has been genetically spliced with the fly; Seth Brundle is no more; he is now Brundlefly.This is a rather different horror film as rather than seeing characters die due to the actions of some horrific creature it is about the horrible things that are happening to somebody as he becomes the creature. That isn't to say that there is nothing unpleasant happening to other people… there are a couple of particularly unpleasant things that happen. The special effects are impressive; especially the way Brundle gradually transforms into Brundlefly. Jeff Goldblum does a fine job as Brundle managing to play him in a subtly different way either side of his transformation without being too obvious. He is ably supported by Geena Davis who does a great job as Veronica as she come to terms with what is happening to Brundle and feels pressured to teleport herself. John Getz also puts in an entertaining performance as Veronica's sleazy boss. Given that it is now over thirty years old it feels remarkably fresh; apart from Brundle's computer one feels it could have been made much more recently… of course if that had been the case we'd have got CGI rather than the great physical effects. Overall I'd definitely recommend this to horror fans; just don't expect a large body count and do expect some fairly disgusting effects!