#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Janice Starlin, the owner of a cosmetics firm, sees that her fading beauty is not only causing waves in her personal life but causing some prestige problems for her also-fading business. She becomes an easy mark for a pseudo-scientist, Eric Zinthrop, who claims to have developed a serum from the enzymes of wasps that will turn aging skin to youthful-looking skin. The second-best thing to a time machine. She, without any hesitation, agrees to be the first human to try the Zinthro injections. But, as her beauty returns, her secretary, Mary Dennison, and her advertising executive, Bill Lane, notices she is also having a personality change and it isn’t for the better, albeit she was no Miss Congegeniality to begin with. Then, Zinthrop gets hit by an automobile, for plot-development purposes, and is somewhat incapacitated and not in any shape to be whipping up any new batches of Zinthrop’s Wasp Enzyme Injection Serum and, without her enzyme injections, Janice turns into a wasp-like woman and meaner that a yellow-jacket hornet. Several people don’t live to regret coming into contact with her, and this is not good for the business, either.
Plot: The head of a major cosmetics company experiments on herself with a youth formula made from royal jelly extracted from wasps, but the formula’s side effects have deadly consequences.
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Low-fi monster action from Roger Corman
An entertaining, if not exactly good, quickie from exploitation king Roger Corman at the tail-end of the 1950s, and one which has a nice concept behind it: an anti-ageing serum made from wasp jelly has the unfortunate side-effect of turning its user into a hideous monster periodically. Like a lot of Corman’s early efforts, the director cuts corners by using only a couple of sets and redressing them and padding out the fairly minimal action with lots of talk and dialogue. Despite the padding, the movie is well-paced and offers up what fans want on a poverty-row budget: screaming heroines, a (briefly) rampaging monster, and a heroic leading character.
The set-up of the story is quite interesting and features a nice supporting turn from Michael Mark as the eccentric scientist, Eric Zinthrop (gotta love those weird-sounding names in Corman’s films). Susan Cabot handles the leading role of the inherently good woman turned bad through the side-effects of the wrinkle cream she uses and gives a commanding turn; in fact most of the cast are pretty good, as per usual for Corman, and put in solid if not remarkable performances. The only exception being the laughable comic-relief janitor and Barboura Morris’ irritating secretary-in-distress. Here, the leading man is played by later exploitation stalwart Anthony Eisley, looking very young and fresh-faced compared to ten years later on in his career.
The creature of the title is barely seen and perhaps this is thankful, because Corman’s budget obviously didn’t stretch to much in the way of make-up effects – the creation is simply a woman with a joke-shop fright mask on! Still, it’s pretty funny. Although the themes, fashions, and characters have dated like in pretty much every ’50s contemporary-set movie, THE WASP WOMAN is lively and entertaining fare which overcomes its budget limitations and is pretty good, if you view it kindly as I did. A cheesy remake with one-time screen queen Bobbie Bresee in the leading role was made in 1987, called METAMORPHOSIS for its video release in the UK.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 3 min (63 min), 1 hr 14 min (74 min) (TV)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Horror, Sci-Fi
Director Roger Corman
Writer Leo Gordon, Kinta Zertuche
Actors Susan Cabot, Anthony Eisley, Barboura Morris
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm