Some readers wanting to get in the mood for Halloween may not be fans of the horror genre. If your tastes run more towards love stories, "The Fly" may be just the film for you. Here we have a twist on the nerdy boy meets beautiful girl story.
Released in 1986, "The Fly" stars Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle, a scientist working on “Telepods,” machines that teleport objects from one pod to the other. His goal is that one day, humans can use the telepods and not just inanimate objects. One day at a science fair, he meets Veronica Quaife, an ambitious journalist played by Geena Davis. Seth proposes that she document him as works on the project. As they work together, they fall in love. One evening, Seth gets drunk and goes in the telepod before he is fully sure humans can use it. When he goes in, a fly goes with him. From that point on, he slowly changes.
This film won an Academy Award for makeup. It deserved to win. The makeup looks amazing, showing Seth slowly getting worse. At the end, his appearance is very disturbing.
In the lead role, Jeff Goldblum is excellent. Seth is very smart, but also slightly eccentric. Geena Davis is also strong as Veronica, the journalist who gets more and more worried about him.
All in all, “The Fly” is a great horror film. It is different from other horror films, but it is still a very effective movie. There's lots of potential for costumes in this one, from the absent-minded scientist to hybrid human/fly looks!