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Return of the Fly (1959)
Country of Origin: USA
EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
COSTUMES AND MAKE-UP
DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Fifteen years after his father's death, Philippe Delambre and his uncle François recreate the scientists teleportation device and determine to make it work this time. Inevitably, it all goes horribly wrong and Philippe is transformed into a crazed half-man/half-fly monster.
A so-so sequel that adds nothing at all to the original idea, but is well made and acted and passes the time harmlessly enough. Like the original, the plot doesn't stand up to scrutiny, but it's enjoyably daft and the cast commendably look like they believe every word it. One just wonders why they bothered if all they were going to do was make the same film again, cheaper and in black and white this time.
The horror is back!
Flugan kommer tillbaka - Swedish title
Fangoria no.215 (August 2002) pp.68-72 (USA)
Halls of Horror no.27 p.26 (UK)
Elliot's Guide to Home Entertainment p. 653
Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991 - 1992
Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.400
Return of the B Science Fiction and Horror Heroes by
Tom Weaver (Jefferson NC: McFarland and Co (1999) ISBN: 0786407557)
experiments, flies, laboratories, mutations, scientists, sequels, spiral staircases, teleportation
Last Updated: 1 January, 2009
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