Waxwork (1988)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Baker ...
Eric Brown ...
Buckley Norris ...
Micah Grant ...
Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros ...
Hans (as Mihaly 'Michu' Mesza)
Jack David Walker ...
Junior (as Jack David Warner)
Nelson Welch ...
Elderly Man


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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17 June 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$808,114 (USA)

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In the shooting script, Johnathan is staring at an exhibit of Jason Vorhees from the Friday the 13th (1980) movies. When Johnathan tells Lincoln about it looked like the same Jason mask from the movies, Mr. Lincoln asks Johnathan: "They made a movie about the Jason killings?" In the film, there is no Jason Vorhees display and Johnathan instead stares at an exhibit of the Phantom of the Opera. See more »


In the werewolf scene, when the hunters arrive to kill the werewolf, the young one hands the older one a box containing 3 silver bullets. The older hunter drops the bullets and as he is bending down, we see all 3 on the ground. A few minutes later the older hunter loads a silver bullet and shoots the werewolf. We then see Tony beginning to change. The older hunter kneels down to get another bullet and we see 3 intact bullets on the ground. See more »


Hans: Velcome to the Vaxvork.
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Dedicated to Hammer, Argento, Romero, Dante, Landis, Spielberg, Wells, Carpenter, Mom and Dad, and many more ... See more »


References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) See more »


It's My Party
Performed by Lesley Gore
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Projects a division of PolyGram Records, Inc
Written by John Gluck (uncredited), Herb Wiener (uncredited) and Wally Gold (uncredited)
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This is a fun spoof of horror movies!
2 March 2007 | by (Central City, Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Not exactly an Academy Award winner here, but this film is just fun. Director Anthony Hickox set out to make a fun horror spoof and he succeeds very well at it. Zach Gallagan once again stars as the almost nerdy unlikely hero. The film pays homage, firmly tongue in cheek, to the classic horror movies of long ago, and David Warner shines as the demented owner/creator of this wax palace of horrors.

Yes the plot is predictable, but who cares? This is a film meant to be fun and it is fun. Patrick MacNee is delightful as always. Johyn Rhys-Davies is sort of wasted in the small role they give him, but is good as ever. Dana Ashbrook could have used a little more screen time but he is at his smart-ass best in this film. All in all just a fun evening. Anyone looking for something more needs to see the original "House of Wax(1953)" with Vincent Price.

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