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  Fly Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
 
Average Rating
5.38 /10
 
Starring
David Hedison , Patricia Owens (pictured right) , Herbert Marshall
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Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Written by: James Clavell, from short story by George Langelaan.


 
 
 
Released: 1958
   
Genre: MONSTER
HORROR
SCIENCE FICTION
PANNED
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 94
 
 


 

Mad scientist (David Hedison) turns angry insect.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Panned on release, this shocker was a big hit with the public and has become more critically respectable over the years. The special effects were gruesome and shocking in their day, but now look faintly ludicrous, and the acting - by the leads in particular - suffers by comparison with Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis in David Cronenberg’s gory remake. But the narrative is gripping, with unusually feminist overtones for its period - the wife who starts as helpless becomes progressively more empowered as her husband becomes disabled and confined to his laboratory.

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