The unfortunate fellow, portrayed by one David "Al" Hedison, promptly finds himself transformed into an insect, and what the film's subsequent plot doesn't owe to Franz Kafka (very little), it owes to a crack team of special-effects wizards who spent literally dozens of Twentieth Century Fox studio dollars convincing us of this neat anatomical trick.
Fly cultists -- you know who you are -- have never shown equal enthusiasm for the classic's inevitable sequels, Return of the Fly and Curse of the Fly, and most of them care not at all about Superfly. But even they would have to acknowledge the scary skill with which David Cronenberg remade the picture in 1986.
Still, there's nothing quite like the original, complete with its multifarious fly's-eye view of the lab, of co-stars Patricia Owens, Vincent Price and Herbert Marshall, and -- if we care to imagine it -- of the audience. Here's some great campy fun, showing at 9:30 and midnight. Call 303-752-3200.