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The Wasp Woman Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

This goofy but entertaining horror cheapie from producer-director Roger Corman and company involves the efforts of a questionable scientist working for cosmetics magnate Susan Cabot, who is developing a new rejuvenating beauty cream derived from an enzyme secreted by wasps, intended to make women look eternally youthful. A vain woman obsessed with restoring her lost beauty, Cabot insists on being the first test subject. The solution proves remarkably effective at first, transforming her into a sultry raven-haired vixen...until she begins to take on the predatory traits of a giant female wasp, setting out on a nocturnal killing spree. Originally double-billed with The Beast from Haunted Cave, this cheesy monster mash inspired the less-amusing Leech Woman and was later remade for 1980s audiences (i.e., with a higher sex-and-gore quotient) as Evil Spawn. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

  • Release date:November 2, 1959

Cast

Susan Cabot
as Janice Starlin
Barboura Morris
as Mary Dennison
Frank Gerstle
as Hellman
Roy Gordon
as Paul Thompson
Anthony Eisley
as Bill Lane
Bruno Ve Sota
as Night Watchman
Lynn Cartwright
as Maureen Reardon
Dick Miller
Jennifer Rubin
Frank Wolff
Michael Mark
as Dr. Eric Zinthrop

Crew

Roger Corman
Director
Roger Corman
Producer
Leo Gordon
Screenwriter
Harry Neumann
Cinematographer
Fred Katz
Composer (Music Score)
Carlos Lodato
Editor
Jack Bohrer
Production Designer
Daniel Haller
Art Director
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