Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Wasp Woman (1959)

Director: Roger Corman

Starring: Susan Cabot, Anthony Eisley, Barboura Morris, William Roerick, Michael Mark, Frank Gerstle

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Horror Of The Winged Menace!

Plot: The founder and owner of a cosmetic factory, Janice Starlin (Susan Cabot), is concerned with the dropping sale results of her company. The scientist Eric Zinthrop (Michael Mark) offers to her his research with wasp enzymes that makes animals younger, and she immediately accepts to hire him, provided she becomes his human subject. She decides by her own to accelerate the treatment injecting additional serum trying to see earlier results, becoming the lethal "Wasp Woman".

My rating: 5/10

Will I watch it again? Nope.


At just 73 minutes, this Roger Corman flick is about what you'd expect. It's average, low budget horror entertainment. The problem is, the poster is WAY more exciting than the movie (typical) and there's very little Wasp Woman action. By the way, she doesn't look like the poster. It's a woman with a wasp head not the other way around. If you've seen low budget horror movies from the 50s then you know what you're in for and, like me, you'll probably find it a reasonable way to kill an hour and change.

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