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Rex Carlton (written by)
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Release Date:
14 May 1969 (USA) See more »
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You can't tell the living from the dead! See more »
Plot:
The disfigured curator of a wax museum murders his enemies and then uses their bodies as exhibits in his museum. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cameron Mitchell ... Vincent Renard
Anne Helm ... Marie Morgan
Scott Brady ... Detective Haskell
Berry Kroeger ... Max Black

Victoria Carroll ... Theresa
Phillip Baird ... Tony Deen
John 'Bud' Cardos ... Sergeant Carver (as Johnny Cardos)
Hollis Morrison ... Nick
James Forrest ... Alfred Herman
Virgil Frye ... Ralph Tenier
Mercedes Alberti ... Stella Costello
Barry Donohue ... Leslie
Ingrid Dittmar ... Secretary (as Ingrid Dittman)
Maria Polo ... Nurse (as Marie Polo)
Lucio Pineda ... Chauffeur
Ken Osborne ... Bartender (as Kent Osborne)
Rini Martin ... Dancer
The Gazzari Dancers
The T. Bones (as The T-Bones)

Directed by
Bud Townsend 
 
Writing credits
Rex Carlton (written by)

Produced by
Rex Carlton .... executive producer
Martin B. Cohen .... producer
William Martin .... associate producer
Herbert Sussan .... executive producer
Herbert Sussan .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Glen R. Smith (director of photography) (as Glenn Smith)
 
Film Editing by
Leonard Kwitt  (as Leonard Kwit)
 
Set Decoration by
James Freiberg (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Lee Davis .... hair stylist
Martin Varno .... makeup supervisor (as Martin Varnaud)
 
Production Management
John 'Bud' Cardos .... production manager (as Bud Cardos)
Richard Jackson .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herman E. Webber .... assistant director (as Herman Webber)
 
Art Department
James Freiberg .... set designer
Tom Weddle .... set construction painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bob Dietz .... sound supervisor (as Robert Dietz)
Edward L. Sandlin .... sound editor (as Edward Sandlin)
 
Stunts
John 'Bud' Cardos .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richmond L. Aguilar .... lighting supervisor
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sy Devore .... wardrobe: Mr. Mitchell
 
Music Department
Igo Kantor .... music supervisor
Paul Sawtell .... stock music cues (uncredited)
Bert Shefter .... stock music cues (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Winifred Gibson .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Allen Parkinson .... the producers express special appreciation to: for permission to take broad literary license in production of portions of this fictional film at his world-famous Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park, California, the authentic Hall of Fame in wax of the world's great stars (as Mr. Allen Parkinson)
 

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Germany:98 min | USA:96 min
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Color (Pathécolor)
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Certification:
Canada:AA (Ontario) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:18 (1970) | Sweden:15 | USA:PG | USA:M (original rating) | West Germany:18

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Alfred Herman:She's so lifelike.See more »
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References How to Make a Monster (1958)See more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Hell Hath No Fury Like A Wax Sculptor's Scorn, 5 November 2005

Definitely not a good film but nowhere as bad as some would paint it to be. Nightmare in Wax tells the story of a man, having had his face disfigured in a typical flashback scene, wreak his vengeance on those directly responsible and those indirectly for the losses in his life - most notably the love and companionship of a beautiful young actress. Cameron Mitchell plays the artist with his typical flair, albeit limited flair. Actually, I thought he gave one of his better performances. What exactly does that mean? Mitchell wears an eye patch, endlessly smokes cigarettes, wears a motley tunic, and talks to his creations in wax. They are not your ordinary wax dummies, but rather people still alive controlled by some serum that makes them lose control of all neurological function. They become zombies in effect. I thought the premise here was inventive if nothing else. It has some ludicrous explanation, but does serve the plot. This is a film of the 60s to be sure with some psychedelic camera-work by Bud Townsend and company. The acting is mediocre but Mitchell, Scott Brady, and Barry Kroeger give interesting turns. The wax figures of Hollywood's bygone era are done very effectively and most of the location shooting was very credible. The end of the film dissipates into something not quite real - either another example of 60s cultural cinema or the end of the scriptwriter's creativity. I'm banking on the latter. Despite its many flaws, I enjoyed the film. The opening scene showing an actor being needled was effectively done as was a police chase on the waterfront.

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