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The Wasp Woman (1995)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | TV Movie 1995
In this remake of the 1959 classic,the owner of a cosmetic company works with a Dr. that has been experimenting with a miracle cure for aging. He has extracted an enzyme from queen wasps that eventually change Janice into a giant insect.

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John (as Jay Richardson)
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Arthur (as Gerritt Graham)
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Wasp Collector
Lenny Juliano ...
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Carla (as Julie Smith)
Rob Kerchner ...
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Antonia Dorian ...
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This is the made for T.V. remake of the 1959 classic. Janice, the owner of a cosmetic company starts to work with a Dr. that has been experimenting with a miracle cure for aging. He has extracted an enzyme from queen wasps that makes Janice look much younger.Then the deadly side effect occurs and Janice is accidentally transformed into a giant wasp woman.At night she starts stalking her prey which results in mass hysteria. Written by blogmonstermike.wordpress.com

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Rated R for monster violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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1995 (USA)  »

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During the end credits Victor M. Macias is credited as a grip in both the main and the second unit, but in the latter his surname is misspelled as 'Marcias'. See more »

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Remake of The Wasp Woman (1959) See more »

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Not-bad entry in the "Roger Corman Presents" cable series.
30 December 2003 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

Here's another pretty faithful redo of the 1960 Roger Corman camp classic. The story is still fun but I prefer the original. Jennifer Rubin (who knows she's in a B-movie, and acts accordingly) is Janice Starlin, owner and "the face" of Starlin Cosmetics. She's also approaching middle age and her job modeling her own product is threatened when company execs bring in sexy, blonde Caitlin (Maria Ford) to take her place. An experimental youth serum created using wasp hormones by Dr. Zinthrop (Daniel J. Travanti) is taken by Janice and restores her beauty, but there's a price to pay as she periodically transforms into a giant, murderous wasp (with cleavage!). This never aspires to be more than a cheesy exploitation movie and works in its own realm; if your apt to rent a movie called WASP WOMAN in the first place you shouldn't be too disappointed with this. Plus, whoever designed the wasp/monster costume has a terrific sense of humor. It's hilarious! Same goes for a memorable death scene featuring Gerrit Graham that the makers of the 1960 version wouldn't have even conceived filming! Corman served as executive producer.


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