S2E16: DISGUST - Brian Keiper on The Fly (1986)

Season 2 | Episode 16
1h 49m | Apr 9, 2022

Content warning: Contains brief mention of domestic abuse, sexual assault, weight loss/gain, body dysmorphia, and aging.


On this episode of The Beauty of Horror, Chandler talks with horror writer and journalist for Bloody Disgusting, Manor Vellum, and co-host of the Movies for Life Podcast, Brian Keiper about David Cronenberg’s tragically disgusting classic, THE FLY (1986)!


They talk about Brian’s path to writing on horror, the various levels of disgust found in the film, how Cronenberg uses disgust to highlight specific issues, that gnarly hand-melting scene, and, of course, aesthetics.


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Cover Art designed by John Green (JRGDrawing)

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