“The Curse of The Fly”, directed by Don Sharp

Movie, 1965

Cheap, schlocky addition to the black and white horror/sci-fi Fly movies of old. The mixture of mad science and the familial torment surrounding it, together with the teleportation and romantic, gothic motifs are well worn tropes, and the story plods with no hint of any major surprise up its sleeve. Still, the film’s gloominess – enhanced by a rock bottom budget and some basic but very effective special effects – give a watchable and quite palpable fascination in what’s going on. The victims of old experiments are a great touch if largely expendable, locked off site and off camera most of the time, but nagging away and giving this B-list schlock some intensity.

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