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The Wasp Woman Details


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 Susan Cabot, this cheesy monster mash inspired the less-amusing Susan Cabot and was later remade for 1980s audiences (i.e., with a higher sex-and-gore quotient) as Susan Cabot. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

  • Release date:November 2, 1959


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


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