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Shocktober: The Fly

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Hello, Creepypasta Wiki community, and welcome to Shocktober. Today's film has had many incarnations, with two that I personally consider favorites of mine. We will be focusing on the 1986 version, but 1958 version is good as well. It's, of course, The Fly.

One of my favorite films ever, no film quite touches on the idea that science doesn't always require morals as well as The Fly. Starring Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park), this is a sort of twisted love story, or dark romance movie. No, it is certainly not a "chick flick", as scenes of intense gore that was thought to be extremely disturbing come to mind. It might be a tale including love, but it is mostly about transformation.

The Fly

When Seth Brundle creates a teleportation device, he tests it on all sorts of inanimate objects. Eventually this closes in on living subjects- and the last one being a human. He tests the device on himself, which works by separating each atom of the subject, and reforming them exactly at the other device. When a fly gets into the other machine, their atoms and genetic structure are mixed.

The attributes of the fly, such as intense strength, a hyperactive sex drive, secretions from the flesh, molting skin, and eating via acidic vomit all infect Seth Brundle, transforming him into what is called the Brundle Fly. His love story with Veronica Quaife, as played by Geena Davis, creates what I would call one of the best stories I've ever heard.

The horror of the film overlays all else, with the effects of Chris Walas and makeup of Stephan Dupuis even winning an academy award for their amazing effects. The two worked on everything from Star Wars to Robocop, to even Tales from the Crypt and Scanners. Certainly a thriving track record.

Scenes such as the arm wrestling scene, and the entire ending stick out as amazing showcases of effects, and outstanding directing done by David Cronenberg (Scanners), mixed with acting excellence from both Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis as the two stars of the film, create the perfect mixture of professionalism and talent.

Multiple scenes were removed from the film for being to "twisted", as they put it, such as the infamous Monkey-Cat scene. These are all visible on Youtube. The original film from the 50's was not gore-filled, and was much more classical. This rendition of it took it down a much more controversial path, and it certainly paid off to all of the staff, and the viewers.

They say the whole world can change if a butterfly is killed. Just imagine how it would change with just one fly.


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