JWM SPOOKATHON 2017: The Fly (1958)

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A scientist has a horrific accident when he tries to use his newly invented teleportation device. (IMDb)
Starts off as a uniquely compelling murder mystery (more of a whydunit than a whodunit) but only goes downhill once the flashback begins, as the sci-fi intrigue and horror is tarnished by the annoying Andre (“You said you were frightened by progress. I’m filled with the wonder of it.” *eyeroll*) and his incompetent damsel in distress wife, cheesy effects (see the ridiculous fly hand), a bloated sequence of an attempt at catching a fly, and an unintentionally laughable climax (“Help meee”).
6/10 (Mediocre)
CREEPY QUOTE: “I shall never forget that scream as long as I live.” – Inspector Charas

SPOOKY STILL: the-fly-1958-750

 

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