The Wasp Woman

A fashion model tests a rejuvenating cure that turns her into a giant wasp at need.
Slapstick Gore
So Bad It's Good
Creature Feature

 

United States
1995
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Insect Film
Mutant Film
Lycanthrope Film
Insects: 
Bee
Wasp
Catastrophes: 
Explosion
Giant: 
Golem
Lycanthropy: 
Werewasp
5.04
Sting in the tail...
7.04
3.04
6
5.04
2
3
3
Ambiance
Plot
Effects
Jennifer Rubin looks comfortable enough in this role, but doesn’t she always appear smarter than her characters? Her de-aging, which is crucial to this story, is unnoticeable. We buy that she rejuvenated because she starts smiling, and not because of some make-up or prosthetic effect. She plays a werewasp, for lack of a better word, who preys on scumbags.
The wasp costume is interesting, but is surpassed by the compositing’s mediocrity that really screws it up. One technique basically ruins another. What first appears as a steamy romance soon turns into a slasher. As with Cronenberg’s body horror movie The Fly, the protagonist is the monster, and it makes us question our values. In fact, everyone in this film deserves to die. How convenient!
To think that wasp hormones would turn a woman into a wasp, then back into a human, is ludicrous. It’s really fucking dumb and it haunts me. Add to that what feels like a superhero origin story and you can basically skip this film. Unless you like Jennifer Rubin. And I do. She’s the relatable girl next door who never became the scream queen she should have been.
Alternate Titles: 
Forbidden Beauty
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