Creepy … crawly … creepy … crawly … creepycreepycrawlycrawly, creepycreepycrawlycrawly … Certainly no one every musically expressed humanity’s inherent fear of the creepy crawlies better than The Who in the 1966 John Entwistle-penned song “Boris the Spider”. This number was an ode to one particular ill-fated spider, but it smartly illustrated the strange, seemingly inborn fear the majority of us have of bugs … yuck!
With the release of Guillermo del Toro’s director’s cut of his buggy nightmare Mimic on September 27th, we at Dread Central have decided to take a look back at ten of our favorite bug-themed films throughout the years. Here they are, numbered, but in no particular order. Entomologists, this one’s for you.
Of course the original 1958 film is best known for its ending with the partially transformed Andre Delambre-fly caught in the spider’s web, begging for help. The scientist was as much a sympathetic victim as he was a monster. Things changed dramatically, however, with David Cronenberg’s 1986 remake. Enter the Brundlefly.
Jeff Goldblum created a much more horrific vision in the retelling of The Fly. A more powerful, aggressive and vengeful creature, Brundlefly would go on to be an icon of modern horror.