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Terror in the Wax Museum (1973)

PG | | Horror, Mystery | May 1973 (USA)
The murder of a Wax Museum proprietor and some other strange goings-on in the vicinity prompt a police investigator to determine whether the killer is one of the principles who wants to own... See full summary »

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Julia Hawthorn
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Sergeant Michael Hawks (as Mark W. Edwards)
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Tim Fowley
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Mr. Southcott
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Karkov
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Margaret Collins
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Laurie Mell
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The murder of a Wax Museum proprietor and some other strange goings-on in the vicinity prompt a police investigator to determine whether the killer is one of the principles who wants to own the museum or if Jack the Ripper has returned to killing after a hiatus of ten years.

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May 1973 (USA)  »

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Terror en el museo de cera  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Director Georg Fenady and producer brother Andrew J. Fenady shot this film back-to-back with Arnold (1973), with some of the same actors (Elsa Lanchester, Patric Knowles, Shani Wallis, Steven Marlo, Ben Wright, and Leslie Thompson). See more »

Goofs

In several scenes, the wax figures can be seen moving and breathing. See more »

Quotes

[after Harry shows up to work with a hangover]
Julia Hawthorn: You're late and you look a disgrace!
Harry Flexner: I feel splendid!
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References House of Wax (1953) See more »

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curiosity value
1 August 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is one of those cheapo horror flicks that were churned out in the 60s/70s, using lots of people who'd been big stars in the 30s and 40s, and not really giving them that much to do. Elsa Lanchester comes off best in this one, as her value didn't diminish much over the years (and she never looked any different!). Not that scary, apart from one or two disturbing bits, the plot is wafer thin and one of those that when you get to the end you keep thinking 'but ...'. And poor Shani Wallis and that dreadful song! But, overall, it is fun and has that weird curiosity value of 'where have I seen him/her before'? for those of us who watch old black and white stuff on a regular basis. Worth tracking down but could have been much, much better.


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