JWM SPOOKATHON 2017: The Fly (1986)


A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. (IMDb)
It’s gross (that fingernail scene–*shudder*), it’s gloomy (Brundle’s pad is a perfect set), and unquestionably glorious in its gory sci-fi camp. Goldblum shines all the way through, from awkwardly charming and secretly hunkalicious-in-the-80s scientist to wild-eyed eccentric (“Drink deep, or taste not, the plasma spring!”) to morbidly witty Brundlefly (“The medicine cabinet is now the Brundle Museum of Natural History”) to tragic monster (“I’m an insect who dreamt he was a man and loved it”).
8/10 (Great)
CREEPY QUOTE: Tawny: “Are you a body builder or something?”
Seth Brundle: “Yeah, I build bodies. I take them apart, and put them back together again.”