Posters for The Fly (1986)

Detail from Italian video cover art by Enzo Sciotti
Detail from Italian video cover art by Enzo Sciotti (for the whole series of Fly films)

George Langelaan’s short story The Fly was first adapted for the screen in 1958, starring Vincent Price and David Hedison. David Cronenberg directed the 1986 version, based on his own screenplay, which was a rewrite of an initial draft written by Charles Edward Pogue.

Released on August 15th, 1986, Cronenberg’s movie received much acclaim, with a lot of the praise focusing on the special effects and Jeff Goldblum’s performance. Chris Walas and Stephan Dupuis won the Academy Award for Best Makeup at the 1987 Oscars and Chris also won for Best Makeup at the Saturn Awards.

The Fly remains one of my favourite Cronenberg movies, with a well-handled relationship at its centre that ensures you really care about the main characters and, of course, it boasts some fine, gooey, grotesque body horror makeup effects as Goldblum undergoes his transformation, which is equal parts horrific and sad.

Here are some of the posters and other artwork that has been created for the film…

UK quad poster
UK quad poster
UK poster for the video release of The Fly
UK poster for the video release of The Fly
Italian photobusta movie poster
Italian photobusta movie poster
Polish poster
Polish poster
German A1 theatrical movie poster
German A1 movie poster
Italian video cover illustration (for The Fly Film Collection) by the great artist Enzo Sciotti
Italian video cover illustration (for The Fly Film Collection) by the great artist Enzo Sciotti
UK quad teaser poster
UK quad teaser poster
Hungarian poster
Hungarian poster
US one-sheet
US one-sheet
Ghanaian hand-painted poster
Ghanaian hand-painted poster
Mondo poster by Drew Millward
Mondo poster by Drew Millward
US DVD cover
US DVD cover
US Blu-ray SteelBook cover
US Blu-ray SteelBook cover
Scream Factory's Blu-ray 5-disc set
Scream Factory’s 5-disc set Blu-ray
Via Vision Entertainment Blu-ray cover
Via Vision Entertainment Blu-ray cover
A cool take on the poster by Chelsea Lowe
A cool take on the poster by Chelsea Lowe
Poster art created for MondoCon by artist Johnny Dombrowski
Poster art created for MondoCon by artist Johnny Dombrowski
A poster design by Adam Juresko
A poster design by Adam Juresko

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