Information Exchange => Reader Comments => Topic started by: Zach on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM

Title: The Fly
Post by: Zach on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I think "The Fly" is an excellent movie. With Vincent price, Herbert Marshall, And Al (David) Hedison, It makes the story come to life. Hedison makes a great scientist! And the Andre/fly looks cool!

Title: The Fly
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Next to Disney's "Bambi," this is one of the first films I remember seeing in a movie theater. And it scared me so bad, when Helene (Patricia Owens) pulled the black cloth off of Andre's (Al "Now known as David" Hedison's) head, that I was immediatedly down on the theater floor, down behind the seats, down among my spilled jujubes. Now, not so scary, just unintentionally funny. "Help me! Help me!" So, well known, that those words are parodied in Disney's "The Emperor's New Groove."  Maybe the actors in that scene knew something, we in the audience did not know. When you watch the scene, you will notice that Francois (Vincent Price) and
Inspector Charais (Herbert Marshall) are not looking at each
other, but are--instead--looking away from each other. They could not look at each other and shoot that scene. If they did, one or both would break into laughter. Enjoy

Title: The Fly
Post by: Paul Westbrook on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
There are a lot of great comments I could make about this, the original FLY. There was no scenes of gore whatsoever, which unfortunately made the 1986 FLY, a repulsively horrific film. My most vivid recollections of this movie, was where Patricia Owens screams  at the sight of Andre(her husband)with the fly's head, and the many images through his now compound eyes of her screaming. Vincent price was as magnificent as ever in the role of Francois. The other scene, I really remember, was the end, where the fly, with the head of Andre shrieks "HELP MEE". A fantstic sci-fi epic, as it was meant to be.

Title: The Fly
Post by: David Fullam on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
It would be difficult to describe just how queasy the climax of this film is to someone who has never seen it. The bit with the fly man wailing away in the spider's web is something that sticks with you for a very long time and puts your stomach in knots. It's something Hollywood dosen't have the guts to attempt anymore.

Title: The Fly
Post by: MechaGodzilla on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
(1) Sacred Life

I just love the audio clip of reguarding "cat atoms."  He just has to say "It would be funny if life wasn't so sacred."  Could not stop laughing for a few minutes.

(2) Discovery Channel

The clip of the fly being eaten by the spider was espcially queasy to me.  They had a segment on the discovery channel about spiders.  You know, how they live, hunt and EAT!  Had I not seen this, I would have laughed at this one too.

Title: The Fly
Post by: Mighty Atomic Pikachu on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Not a lot of people realize this, but "The Fly" was based on a short story of the same name by George Langelaan. Some of the visuals are different (the man-headed fly is squished with a rock instead of being eaten) but everything is basically the same.

Title: The Fly
Post by: Chirs K. on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This film literaly scared the crap out of me when I rist saw it on video when I was 10 years old. THE FLY still scares me to this day and whenever I watch it I still get the shivers down my spine. The sequence that really put me over was the fly with the human head caught in the spider web. Because of that scene, I am now OFFICALY AFRAID OF SPIDERS. I can't stand spiders at all and whenever I see one I think of THE FLY. Too scary! I was also suprised that this was based on a story by George Langelaan that was published in Playboy! But what really hits me is that the script was writen by none other than James Clavel! So that basicaly tells you that the script is in fine form once when you watch it. I don't consider THE FLY to be a funny movie at all. It is very serious and should not even be atempted as a humorus movie. Though Vincent Price and Herbert Marshall did not take this film very seriously, if they were alive to this day and saw how this film is being praised as an excelent example of good science fiction then they would have doubted their original thoughts on this film. David Cronenberg's 1988 remake is watchable as well, but I would rather watch the original instead. Too bad THE FLY is not available on video in it's original CinemaScope widescreen because the panned and scanned video copies are just terrible.

Title: The Fly
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Saw "The Fly" again recently. As good as ever. Did notice one thing, I had not noticed before. You think people who lived in Montreal, Canada, where French is the predominant language, and who had French names, would speak with French accents. Not so. They spoke with American, English, French, Swedish, and who knows what else accents. Enjoy. Now on to "The Angry Red Planet."

Title: The Fly
Post by: PauloCarvalho on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Every film that shows an insect's viewpoint represents it as multi-lens eyes.  That's wrong!!!  Insects have much simplier eyes than us, not more complex.  Insects simply don't have enough brain to handle dozens of complex multi-colored images, even our brain can handle only two.  Insects see the world like a very low resolution image or mosaic.  Open your picture in your favorite graphics software, shrink it to a 32 x 32 image (back-up it first :-)), zoom it by 16 times and you'll see how an insect really sees you!

Thank you guys, this site is great, very funny and a time travel back to the movies wich I used to watch when I was a kid!


Title: The Fly
Post by: Dan on September 28, 2001, 07:06:48 AM
Read the short story a few years back. The ending is ironic as opposed to creepy. Random thought: What if the fly with the human head just achieved sentience at the moment before the spider nailed him ? The last bit this film has given deep id nightmares about spiders since I was a kid. That voice just creeps me out more than the visuals.

Title: The Fly
Post by: lostmissy on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
having seen the remake(don't waste your time) a friend and I rented this movie just to see if the original was better. OMG this movie gave me nightmares for weeks! that scene would replay and replay in my mind..and that little voice!!! It gives me a chill even now while I typing this..this is a true horror movie. I'm not sure that I would or could watch it again . This is one intense flick.

Title: The Fly
Post by: Josie on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Cynical conversation my friends and I had while watching this movie... you know you're part of the Music Video Generation when:

CYDNIE: "Enough with the happy domestic stuff already!  WE WANT FLIES!"
ME: "It's called 'character development.'  They don't do that in movies anymore."
BOB: "These 'characters' you speak of... what are they?"
ME: "I think it's a fancy word for 'people in a story.'"
BOB: "Sto-ree... what's that?  Do they blow it up partway through?"
ME: "Cyd, you're closer, hit him for me."

Yes, this post was utterly pointless.

Title: The Fly
Post by: Mike on April 13, 2003, 04:38:47 PM
What a load of rubbish!  The end bit where yeur man ends up in a web was more of a comedy than horror!!!! And anyway how long was he in the web before the spider got him?  It was certainly taking its time about it. In nature if a fly ends up in a web, the spider is on it wraps it in silk in two seconds flat no questions asked.  It was as if the spider was being a sadist, not scary because its not natural!!!

Title: The Fly
Post by: grottyschlub on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
A lot of fun and the perfect first horror films for kids over eight or so--very little gore as such, good acting, very pretty photography, and the acting isn't bad, either. The creepiest things, in fact, are the disembodied "meow" of the cat and the fly's high-pitched screeches for help--people giggle now, but there's something genuinely creepy about it.

Title: The Fly
Post by: Carl Leta on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I've loved this movie, ever since I was a little tyke, and I still enjoy it today! I know it's not "Gone With The Wind", but, it has a certain appeal. Of course, being a composer of film/video productions, the best thing about the movie, for me, is it's wonderful music score by Paul Sawtell, and Bert Shefter. Then again, it's hard to top the pivotal moment in the film when Helene sees her poor Andre with the fly head, and almost screams hers off! Great fun!!

Title: The Fly
Post by: marco on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I FEEL GOOD!!!!! nananananana!! I KNEW THAT I WOULD!!!!!!!! This movie deserves the title of Greatest 50's B-Movie. This movie's to die for, unlike that lame 80's remake.

Title: The Fly
Post by: tyler on September 06, 2003, 07:46:09 PM
I have this movie,along with the return of the fly,the fly(the goldblume version.)and the fly 2.The first one is ok,but the goldblume version is not for the squeemesh.(like me.But I watch anyway!HEHEHE!)The best part is when the women pulls the hood off andre.Scares me every time!But we cant forget the infameous:HELP ME!HELP ME!(SPIDER WEB SCENE.)A GREAT SCI-FI B-MOVIE!

Title: The Fly
Post by: Dan Lyon on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
It's got Vincent Price in it. VINCENT PRICE. Display your copy on the mantleplace alongside the wife and kids photos. R.I.P., Mr.Price.

Title: The Fly
Post by: Bruce on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
The "Help me!...Help Me!" scene of the fly with the human head is fall on the floor and hurt your belly from laughing hilarious!!!

Title: The Fly
Post by: night heron on June 15, 2004, 09:22:15 AM
Pleeese heelp me who could ever forget the perdicament of a human headed fly as a spider bears down on it oooo what a great movie and pre VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA  star DAVID(CAPTAIN CRANE)HEDISON wow and him with a flys head laying his human hand on his wife and the son looking for a white headed fly great movie

Title: The Fly
Post by: Sarasvati on July 05, 2004, 12:53:39 PM
When I first saw this movie as a kid, it scared the bejesus out of me! When I saw it again, much older(I refused to see it again for many years), it was much more of a very sad love story...go figure...

Title: The Fly
Post by: Killdeer on August 14, 2004, 08:19:16 PM
This is a all time classic a man with a flys head and the fly with the human head cuaght in the spiders web and screaming PLEEAAASE HEEELP MEEE while the spider bears down on it i think it is what got me into throwing ants into spider webs and watching the spiders wrap them up its kind of weird and better then the jeff goldblum remake

Title: The Fly
Post by: phoenix on October 11, 2004, 02:08:54 PM
I just saw RETURN OF THE FLY on video cassette last week and wow was it great i mean they put a guine pig through the machine and then later some villian put a man throught the machine and alakzam the guy comes out with the hands and feet of the guine pig and it has hands and then the villian squishs the thing(guine pig)eeeuuuww and the guy with the flys head and the fly with his head and the same word from the fly PPPPLLLLEEEAAASSSEEE HHHHEEELLLPPP MMMEEEE and vincent price as his uncle and the fly man hiding in the truck and ambushing the enemy spies it ends with a happy ending and the fly guy going to his duaghters room and grasping her hand

Title: The Fly
Post by: Jeff Dworkin on June 24, 2005, 02:00:17 PM
I remember an interview with Vincent Price from many years ago.  Apparantly they had to reshoot the HEEELP MEEEE scene over and over again as Price and the guy who played the brother kept losing it and descending into uncontrollable laughter .....

Title: The Fly
Post by: Sora the B-Movie Alchemist on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
The Fly is a classic. You can't say you're a b-movie fan if you haven't seen the fly.

Violence: ***
Goofiness: ****
Monster: **
Actors: *
Overall: *** HELP MEEEEE

Title: The Fly
Post by: kjw on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
The Fly is a true classic film,like that of Frankenstein,Dracula,The Wolf Man,The Mummy and even The Blob.So why is it listed as a bad B movie,when it isn't even bad or considered a B movie? It is a true A classic film.Nice to read the reviews but still it really shouldn't be listed in here as a bad movie and a B film.This is a film classic that everyone likes,and for the right reasons.Having this listed on here with The Creeping Terror is really an insult.

Title: The Fly
Post by: JT on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I saw the remake by Chronenberg first.Great amount of dark humor- it kinda reminds me of "American Werewolf in London." Anyhow, I'm gonna' be honest, I like the original best because it's just sooooooooo funny!

Title: Re: The Fly
Post by: Giant Claw Jr on February 28, 2008, 10:46:57 PM
I not onluy saw the origonal version of the fly with DAVID(CAPTIAN CRANE)HEDISON but i also saw the sequel RETURN OF THE FLY where he ambushes those two enemie agents and how about in RETURN we see the human headed fly at least has a full head of hair(PPLLEEAASSE HHEELLPP MMMEEE)AND THE GUY WITH THE HANDS OF A GUINEA PIG AND SQUISHED GUINEA PIGS EEUUWW

Title: Re: The Fly
Post by: vdantev on October 08, 2008, 03:47:51 PM
Tell you how lame I am, I can't play even play back the sound clip of the spider scene because it so badly traumatized me as a kid. My hand refuses to click the link. Period. A true testament to the power of such a 'lame' movie scene. I read an article on another site that said the actor playing Andre for that scene watched the movie and was angry about the fact they had over-dubbed his voice with that ultra-high squeaky version until he saw the audience's reaction of utter horror and knew they had made the right decision.

Title: Re: The Fly
Post by: FLU-BIRD on November 16, 2008, 04:27:54 PM
This is one of those classic movies with all that creepiness then squishing his flyhead and arm in the hydrolic press EEEUUUWWW

Title: Re: The Fly
Post by: FLU-BIRD on February 23, 2009, 01:30:41 AM
I can well remeber this movie especialy with the little human headed fly screaming as the spider bares down on it and of course AL(DAVID)HEDISON was in the 60s sci fi series VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA and VINCENT PRICE was in several horror films and even appeared on VOYAGE a few times

Title: Re: The Fly
Post by: Dan Factor on February 24, 2009, 09:32:11 AM
This is a load of pish. The 1986 David Cronenberg movie is much much better.

Title: .
Post by: xEmmax on October 02, 2010, 07:54:26 AM
This version actually made me cry... I didn't expect "The Fly" to write/scrawl, "LOVE YOU". So sweet.

However, if I had to pick which one I'd prefer to watch... it'd be the Cronenberg remake. That actually got my pulse going. And it has Jeff Goldblum walk around half-naked for a couple of scenes. Hot dayum. ;)

Title: Re: The Fly
Post by: ChunkeeOne on December 22, 2011, 05:57:50 AM
Old creepy one is what I think about the original Fly. It's been a while since I've seen this one but I really admire the early attempts at horror and sci-fi. They're usually better because these folks really did have to try to scare you/make your mind wonder and all that, opposed to how it is now, where everything that can possibly be done with cgi, is. I feel like actors don't even try now.

And whatever happened to these normal looking or unattractive people who could actually act? I'm not talking about this movie in particular, just in general. That's another thing of the past, I guess. It just disturbs me how many untalented pretty people are out there now, It really does.