The Wasp Woman (Insect Woman) (The Bee Girl)
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The Wasp Woman (Insect Woman) (The Bee Girl)
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,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"From the perspective of a 21st Century ... The Wasp Woman is a downright revolutionary act of scathing commentary."
‑ Rob Humanick,
"A cheesy 1950s Black & White horror movie, which is prime MST3K fodder. However, it needn't have been this way since actress Susan Cabot sure is one classy dame . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
"a campy creature feature that also has some interesting themes regarding science run amok and the fruitless human search for eternal youth (as an added bonus, the acting is pretty good, too)"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"It's poorly written, cheesily acted, low-budget, and completely camp, but because it's Corman it's a touch ahead of its ilk thanks to some clever lines and flavorful directing. Utterly ridiculous but lovable."
‑ Mark Bourne,
"Silly, campy, entertaining."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Definitely a 1950's style horror flick, yet released in 1960. Surely the last of its hive."
‑ Steve Crum,
"One of Corman's better films, aided by Susan Cabot's sharp presence."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
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