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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.


Jim Wynorski




Complete credited cast:
Jennifer Rubin ... Janice
Doug Wert ... Alec
Daniel J. Travanti ... Dr. Zinthorp
Melissa Brasselle ... Mary
Maria Ford ... Caitlin
John Henry Richardson ... John (as Jay Richardson)
Gerrit Graham ... Arthur (as Gerritt Graham)
Richard Gabai ... Nick
Johnny Williams ... Wasp Collector
Lenny Juliano Lenny Juliano ... Wise Guy
Kimberley Roberts Kimberley Roberts ... Jogger (as Kimberly Roberts)
Fred Olen Ray ... Tex
Julie K. Smith Julie K. Smith ... Carla (as Julie Smith)
Rob Kerchner Rob Kerchner ... Assistant
Antonia Dorian Antonia Dorian ... Roommate


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forbidden Beauty See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo


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Did You Know?


Jennifer Rubin starred in another science fiction horror movie the same year - Screamers (1995) as Jessica. See more »

Crazy Credits

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 »


Remake of The Wasp Woman (1959) See more »

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So-so Roger Corman remake
31 July 2006 | by udar55See all my reviews

This was part of a series of Showtime produced remakes of Roger Corman classics. I don't know if the world was clamoring for a remake of WASP WOMAN but we got it. Jennifer Rubin stars as the owner of a cosmetics company who starts to depend on the experimental work of an discredited doctor (Daniel J. Travanti) in order to maintain her youth. Hey, that is the exact same plot as CATWOMAN! Only this cost about $84 million less. Director Jim Wynorski fares well enough with this entry in his extensive filmography. The movie is filled with bad acting (most notably from Rubin), cheesy effects and bad dialogue. But it moves fast enough, contains plenty of nudity (courtesy of Maria Ford) and features some B-acting greats (Gerrit Graham, Jay Richardson). And, at the very least, you get to see Emmy award winner Travanti get attacked by a big wasp that used to be his pet cat.

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