Caught this 1959 Corman cheapie on TCM the other day. An admirable 60-minute runtime. There were surprisingly a few scenes with blood, and I'll say despite the obvious mask and gloves the woman wore to become the beast of the title, the look is pretty effective. Maybe it's the eyes, or maybe it's that weird psychological effect of something looking close to human but not, to the point where it's off-putting. I appreciated the quick and simple storytelling mechanisms, although the film milked the limited number of sets to the point of absurdity. At one point the main character houses the mad doctor in a makeshift bedroom in her office, and herself also throws a cot up in her office room. That's kind of the catch-22 of old cheap horror movies - you get brisk runtimes and usually do without the filler, but the reason for doing so is usually the same for skimping on sets or production value - there just isn't any money for it! Still, despite the low budget I found the wasp attack scenes to be relatively effective. The attacks were frenzied and the kitsch wasp buzzing sounds that play underneath each attack do create a mood. Despite being 55 years old, the documentation of the celebrity pursuit of reducing the effects of aging seem just as relevant today. Anyone else like this cheap-but-effective morality tale?