The Wasp Woman
The Wasp Woman (1959)

One of schlock horror-meister Roger Corman's favored actresses Susan Cabot stars as the title character, otherwise known as Janet, in this her last feature film for Corman. Janet is the aging but still glamorous head of a cosmetics firm… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: November 2, 1959
DVD Release Date: August 30, 2005
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Humanick

From the perspective of a 21st Century ... The Wasp Woman is a downright revolutionary act of scathing commentary.

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James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

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 . . .

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

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)

Mark Bourne

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.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Silly, campy, entertaining.

Steve Crum

Definitely a 1950's style horror flick, yet released in 1960. Surely the last of its hive.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

One of Corman's better films, aided by Susan Cabot's sharp presence.

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Flixster Audience Score: 23% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
Taking a break from the Christmas Movies as I await Blockbuster and Netflix to get off there butts and keep the movies coming via the mail. (Economy must be… More
Luke Baldock
Roger Corman subjects us to the horrors of the cosmetic industry, and the dangers of searching for eternal youth. On one hand a tale of growing old gracefully,… More
Aj V
This low budget sci-fi horror movie has an interesting story, but that's all that I like about this movie. It's pretty good, but it could have been a… More
Matthew Rodrigues
"Something's happening to me. I can't control it. I need honey" The day I watched my earlier reviewed film, "Queen of the… More
Greg S
A female cosmetics mogul injects herself with wasp jelly in an attempt to stay eternally young, with predictable results. It's a parable about... aw, who… More
Marcus Woolcott
Until she becomes part wasp (by putting on a cheap looking mask), it's rather good.