The Fly

What’s the Buzz — A look at The Fly

By Cesar Gallegos, Walt Disney Archives

To help celebrate the Halloween season, let’s take a look back at a classic science fiction tale of transformation, The Fly. This 20th Century Fox film from 1958 starred David Hedison, Patricia Owens, and notable horror and science fiction actor, Vincent Price. Adapted from George Langelaan’s short story of the same name, the film’s success helped spawn two sequels and the eventual 1986 remake starring Jeff Goldblum.

Ben Nye Sr. also added to the film’s success. The prolific makeup and special effects artist, who worked on more than 500 films throughout his career, created the titular fly’s head and prosthetics. And what better way to celebrate the season than enjoying some “fly-on-the-wall” photos taken during the making of the film, exclusively from the Walt Disney Archives.