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Day Thirteen – The Fly

God damn this movie is excellent. Jeff Goldblum delivers so much energy, pathos, and lost penis to his role as Seth Brundle it makes me sad he’s become sort of a weird muscular nerd stunt casting decision these days. Guy is too good. Speaking of the best, David Cronenberg. This is one of a handful of quick rebuttals for inbreds who blurt out “there are no good remakes” out of the corner of their ass. This is a remake and it floors the original. It puts the original in a telepod and blends it with a dog. How ’bout this poster? The Polish have brought the world many things like old men in wife beaters babbling about some nonsense or another but their finest export by far has been their movie posters, bizarre and oftentimes jaw-dropping interpretations of films from all over the world. Sometimes literal examinations of their source but sometimes absolutely batshit pieces of art that almost take on a life of their own.  The Fly features a few majestic regurgitation sequences, especially the one where John Getz regrets his life decisions after he winds up with a worse hand than Jim Abbott. Flies puke on food. It’s a fact! This poster showcases a hilariously vague whiskered fly gentleman puking his ass off. This is a movie poster meant for the masses! It makes me so proud.

What would this movie be like?

It’d be like waking up after a six year binge and finding out the world was made of soup.

Who is the audience for this film?

Burt Young. Mickey Rooney. Me.

What the fucking fuck is fucking fucking?

It’s adorable. Let’s be honest.

The domestic poster for The Fly:


Tagline vs. Tagline?

“Be afraid. Be very afraid.” is much more iconic than “What, you’ve never seen an unshaven manfly lose his lunch before?”

What other movies could effectively use this poster?

Barfly. Enchanted.

Tomorrow: Dante’s Inferno.

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The Fly (1986) 96 min

A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.

08.15.1986 (USA)
  • David Cronenberg
  • George Langelaan
  • Charles Edward Pogue
  • and 1 more credit
  • Jeff Goldblum
  • Geena Davis
  • John Getz
  • Joy Boushel
  • Leslie Carlson
  • Horror
  • Sci-Fi
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