Dir. David Cronenberg, USA/UK/Canada, 1986
In September 2015, Lee Gambin and the wonderful team at Cinemaniacs in Melbourne, Australia, asked me if I would be interested in introducing their screening of David Cronenberg’s The Fly. I was – but little did I know my commitment to presenting this screening would kick off a new project for me: a book solely dedicated to The Fly. As of typing this post, I can confirm this thing is happening, thanks to Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, John Atkinson and Auteur’s imprint, Devil’s Advocates.
Coincidentally, The Fly was the first film I wrote about (out of the 75-plus films) in my Monster Movies book. I kid you not. It’s my destiny.
In celebration of another book deal, I’ve decided to post a transcript of my presentation on The Fly at Cinemaniacs, which is by no means indicative of the content of my book but may reignite in you an interest in this film – which is turning 30 years old on 15th August 2016 – if you have not been familiarised with The Fly before. All I can say is: be afraid, be very afraid.