The Wasp Woman (1960)


Article #301 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing date: 1-10-2002
Posting date: 5-27-2002

The head of a cosmetics firm becomes the subject of a youth-restoring serum made from wasp jelly with dire results.

This Filmgroup horror movie, directed by Roger Corman and written by Leo Gordon, takes a long time to get off the ground, and it never really builds up much of a head of steam. Still, it has a fine performance by Susan Cabot as the head of the cosmetics firm and one of the better roles for character actor Michael Mark as the scientist Mr. Zinthrop. I recognize some of the soundtrack from LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in this movie. One question: even though the injections manage to restore Miss Starlin to her beauty, wouldn’t she lose her youthful figure after dining on a meal the size of Bruno Ve Sota? Just asking.

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