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THE WASP WOMAN (1959) ***

Producer/director Roger Corman made this to cash in on the success of The Fly. Susan (Sorority Girl) Cabot stars as an aging skin cream magnate. Sales are slipping and so are her looks, so when a scientist doing eternal youth research with wasps come to her company, she immediately signs up to try out the serum. The injections do have one small side effect: They turn her into a bug eyed wasp faced killer in a black body stocking! The good doctor finally destroys her by throwing acid in her face! This Corman cheapie benefits from fun special effects and a good performance by Cabot. It’s a lot of fun if you can get past the gratuitous bee keeping opening scene and the running time padding montages that is. Corman stock player Bruno (The Undead) VeSota has a small role as a security guard and Corman himself pops up as a doctor. Corman later remade this in 1996 as part of his Showtime series Roger Corman Presents. Cabot in real life was later beaten to death by her dwarf son!
Tags: horror, roger corman, w
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