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Waxwork (1988)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 17 June 1988 (USA)
A wax museum owner uses his horror exhibits to unleash evil on the world.

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Buckley Norris ...
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Hans (as Mihaly 'Michu' Mesza)
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Junior (as Jack David Warner)
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Werewolf
Nelson Welch ...
Elderly Man
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Storyline

A waxwork museum comes to town, and a mysterious man invites some teens to come to a special showing at midnight. Once inside, while viewing different exhibits, the scenes come alive and the viewer is sucked into the story being portrayed. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Stop On By And Give Afterlife A Try. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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$808,114 (USA)
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Trivia

Eighteen wax horror exhibits are seen, including: - Count Dracula, the Phantom of the Opera, a witch, the Marquis De Sade, a werewolf, a mummy, a voodoo priest, a zombie, an urban legend killer (an axe murderer), the Invisible Man, Frankenstein's monster, an Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) pod, a demonic baby (from It's Alive (1974)), an alien creature, a "cobra-man" circus freak, Jack the Ripper, Mr. Hyde, and a golem. See more »

Goofs

In the vampire scene, Chyna is in the kitchen with what's supposed to be her fiancé. The fiancé is strapped to the butcher's block with his left leg stripped of flesh and muscle from the knee down so there's nothing but bone. A rat is scene gnawing on the bone causing him pain. Trouble is, all the nerves were stripped away so he shouldn't have been feeling pain. See more »

Quotes

[Mark is threatened by an armed French guard]
Mark Loftmore: I'm sorry, I was never very good at languages.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits the song "It's my party" gets interrupted by sounds of boiling wax See more »

Connections

References Little Shop of Horrors (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

It's My Party
Written by Wally Gold (uncredited), John Gluck (uncredited), Herbert Weiner (as Herb Weiner) (uncredited) and Seymour Gottlieb (uncredited)
Performed by Lesley Gore
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Projects a division of PolyGram Records, Inc
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A Damn Good Episodic Gorefest
29 March 2004 | by (Santa Cruz, CA) – See all my reviews

There is something about episodic horror movies that I love. Maybe it harkens back to my youth, when I devoured the EC Horror Comics reprints. Something about each individual character having his or her own interesting death always has been a kick ass idea to me. This movie is great. Each character faces his/her own nasty (extremely gory) death scene in different "exhibits" in the wax museum. A darn good time and some seriously great gore FX! Loved it. 8/10


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