Posted on 8/03/12 05:53 PM
Excellent horror drama, and one of the scariest movies I have ever seen, in the sense that what's going on is absolutely horrifying, disgusting and utterly hopeless (without being torture porn). It essentially chronicles a man's descent into total madness, only it's told as a physical transformation. The star of the movie, Jeff Goldblum, does a brilliant job portraying scientist Seth Brundle, who upon trying out his new teleportation machine, accidentally brings a fly along with him. As a result, their DNA fuses, and Seth (well, partly Seth now) slowly -- horrifyingly slowly -- turns into humanoid fly, witnessing every step of this gradual transformation, getting crazier and crazier, more and more hopeless, and less and less human over the course of the film. I've never seen a movie that gets under your skin as much as this one, and it's marvelous.