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Director:
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Leo Gordon (screenplay)
Kinta Zertuche (story)
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Release Date:
30 October 1959 (USA) See more »
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Horror Of The Winged Menace ! See more »
Plot:
A cosmetics queen develops a youth formula from jelly taken from queen wasps. She fails to anticipate the typical hoary side- effects. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Susan Cabot ... Janice Starlin
Anthony Eisley ... Bill Lane (as Fred Eisley)
Barboura Morris ... Mary Dennison
William Roerick ... Arthur Cooper
Michael Mark ... Eric Zinthrop
Frank Gerstle ... Les Hellman
Bruno VeSota ... Night Watchman (as Bruno Ve Sota)
Roy Gordon ... Paul Thompson
Carolyn Hughes ... Jean Carson
Lynn Cartwright ... Maureen Reardon
Frank Wolff ... First Delivery Man
Lani Mars ... Secretary
Philip Barry ... Second Delivery Man (as Phillip Barry)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gene Corman ... Mr. Barker (uncredited)

Roger Corman ... Doctor in the Hospital (uncredited)
Aron Kincaid ... Beekeeper (uncredited)
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Directed by
Roger Corman 
Jack Hill (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Leo Gordon (screenplay)

Kinta Zertuche (story)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Fred Katz 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Neumann (director of photography) (as Harry C. Newman)
 
Film Editing by
Carlo Lodato 
 
Art Direction by
Daniel Haller  (as Dan Haller)
 
Makeup Department
Grant Keate .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jack Bohrer .... production manager
Paul Rapp .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Karl Brainard .... property master (as Carl Brainard)
 
Sound Department
Philip Mitchell .... sound (as Philip N. Mitchell)
 
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73 min
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Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) (DVD rating) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2004) | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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The role of the Beekeeper played by Aron Kincaid was added after the film's initial release.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: When the Doctor makes the guinea pigs younger, the supposedly younger, smaller guinea pigs are in fact lab rats.See more »
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Janice Starlin:Something's happening to me. I can't control it.See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Never judge a book by it's cover., 4 July 2004
Author: Chuck Straub from Mansfield, CT USA

It's not a bad movie. I found it to be fun and entertaining. It is another low budget B movie production but in my opinion it is slightly under rated and maybe a half step in front of most of it's contemporaries. Being produced and directed by Roger Corman probably has a lot to do with this. The acting isn't bad especially that of the leading lady Susan Cabot, and the plot interesting although in places flawed. The costume for the wasp woman was a big disappointment. I have no doubt that it had a much bigger effect in 1960 but it is pretty poor. When you see the design on the box for the DVD or VCR tape remember, never judge a book by it's cover. The wasp woman's appearance is nothing like the artist's conception. It's still well worth watching and I have done so several times over the years. Just remember not to be too critical. Relax and enjoy it.

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