Director: David Cronenberg Run Time: 96 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1986
Starring: Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, John Getz, Joy Boushel, Leslie Carlson
Screenwriter: David Cronenberg, Charles Edward Pogue
Producer: Stuart Cornfeld
Horror takes flight in David Cronenberg’s visceral remake of the 1950s classic. This grotesque fever dream ups the original’s ante on not only the special effects, but amplifies the corporeal horror to the Nth degree. At times nauseating, romantic, clever, sensual, and tragic, the flesh on the characters and script transcends beyond the film’s disgusting baseline into a cinematic masterpiece. Everyone’s favorite sexy scientist Jeff Goldblum plays Seth Brundle, a brilliant inventor on the cusp of perfecting a teleportation device. Becoming his own guinea pig, Brundle completes a teleportation only to discover he wasn’t alone in the pod, and soon he won’t be himself in his own body.