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15 years after the events of The Fly:
Philippe (Brett Halsey), the son of the original Fly, has since grown up
to be a young scientist himself, and he is hell-bent to continue the work
on the teleporter (or disintegrating-integrating machine, as it is called
here) his father had to give up once he had been turned into a fly.
Rather understandably, Philippe's uncle Francois (Vincent Price) is
totally against it, but Philippe goes ahead anyways with the help of his
loyal assistant Alan (David Frankham), even if that means he has to
blackmail his uncle.
Eventually though, after Philippe's first experiments are successful,
Philippe manages to regain his uncle's trust, and soon enough, uncle
Francois even helps witht he experiments himself out of his own free will.
And soon enough, too, the teleporter seems to be working properly ...
... which is when Alan turns out to not be the loyal assistant he
seemed to be, as he wants to get hold of the plans for the teleporter and
sell them on his own ... and when a cop steps in hisw way, he throws him
into the teleporter with a rat (which results in a rather ridiculous
cross-breed) and then kills him.
Later, Philippe too tries to stop him, but is thrown into the
teleporter with a fly, which leads to the same results as with his father:
His human body comes out of the teleporter with a fly's head and arm while
the fly suddenly has a human head and arm ... and the human with the fly
head soon goes after Alan and his fence (Dan Seymour) to kill them while
Francois - who has been badly injured by Alan - is on the lookout for the
fly with Philippe's head so he can reverse the experiment.
Of course, Francois manages to turn Philippe back to human form in the
end, and Philippe can look into a brighter future in the arms of his
sweetheart (Danielle De Metz) - a future without teleporters ...
The story of the original Fly is
by now considered classic science fiction, even if it is somewhat silly.
However, to repeat the same story only one year later with an added crime
plot results in rather pure trash - so no, the film is not on par with its
predecessor. Still, if you like silly and trashy science fiction with the
occasional unintentional humour (especially the cop/rat cross-breed), you
might as well give this one a look. It might not be as enjoyable (for its
shortcomings) as many comparable AIP-flicks,
but it's a good laugh anyways.
By the way, while original Fly was
in colour, this sequel is in black and white - which is more in tune with
its trashiness anyways ...