|release date||July 16 1958|
|studio||Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation|
|writer||George Langelaan, James Clavell|
|starring||David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price, Herbert Marshall|
|tagline||If she looked upon the horror her husband had become... she would scream for the rest of her life!|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisScientist Andre Delambre becomes obsessed with his latest creation, a matter transporter. He has varying degrees of success with it. He eventually decides to use a human subject, himself, with tragic consequences. During the transferance, his atoms become merged with a fly, which was accidentally let into the machine. He winds up with the fly's head and one of it's arms and the fly winds up with Andre's head and arm. Eventually, Andre's wife, Helene discovers his secret and must make a decision whether to let him continue to live like that or to do the unthinkable and euthanize him to end his suffering.
With the fallout of the Manhattan Project and the ending of World War II, there was a lot of anxiety and fear over the power of an atomic bomb and radiation poisoning could wield over the planet. This fear and dread gave rise to a new genre of science fiction and horror films (ie the Atomic Age of Horror). One of the greatest B movie horror films that were produced during the 1950s was Kurt Neumann’s The Fly. …Read More