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The Fly Rated PG

The Fly

Dir. Kurt Neumann. USA, 1958. 1h 34m. Starring Vincent Price, Al Hedison, Patricia Owens, Herbert Marshall, Kathleen Freeman, Betty Lou Gerson

A scientist invents a teleportation device, but fate has other plans after an accident leads to a gruesome, life-changing injury. This brilliant 1950s sci-fi, famously remade by David Cronenberg in the 80s, treads a fine line between shlocky fun and an unnerving nature parable.

A Science Oxford screening introduced by Dr Roderick Bailey, Medical Historian at the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities.

'Funny, horrible and inventive -- in its own deranged way this is a classic of 1950s horror.' Film4

'One strong factor of the picture is its unusual believability.' Variety

Tuesday 4 February: 20:30