|release date||February 12 1960|
|starring||Susan Cabot, Anthony Eisley, Barboura Morris, William Roerick, Michael Mark|
SynopsisThe 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".
In our culture, we are obsessed with physical beauty. To want to look our best is not a bad thing, but sometimes the pursuit of youth and aesthetic excellence becomes so relentless that it can only be achieved at the loss of one’s humanity. In Roger Corman’s 1960 chiller THE WASP WOMAN, we meet a once young, once stunning cosmetics magnate faced with the agonizing truth that time has caught up to her. With her company in financial decline and her looks no longer able to sell the public on her products, this aging executive turns to Professor Eric Zinthrop’s experimental “miracle” serum derived from wasp enzymes in hope of making herself young again. What it does is make her a monster. …Read More