Young film student tries to sell his weird movie to a desparate film producer who is in need of a tax write-off. The producer screens the film "Lobster Man From Mars". What follows is one ... See full summary »
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
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Effects artist Bob Keen spent 18 hours a day for 8 weeks working on the monsters in the film. See more »
Near the beginning of the film, a moving shadow of a microphone stand is visible on Sarah's dress when she and China first talk to Mr. Lincoln in front of the Waxwork. See more »
Can't a girl get laid around here without being burned at the stake?
[with an unlit cigarette in his mouth]
Anybody got a match?
I do what I want when I want. Dig it or fuck off.
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At the end of the credits the song "It's my party" gets interrupted by sounds of boiling wax See more »
Everyone loves a good monster movie, but nowadays they seem to be fewer in numbers and that's a shame. They always make a comeback though like with this year's reboot of 'The Wolf Man.' One thing that's been done a few times, though not always successfully is crossover monster movies, which have been happening since the days of Universal's classic Horror movies. In 1988 director Anthony Hickox came up with his own take on this little slice of the genre, also blending in the old evil wax museum plot. The result is a really entertaining romp that isn't without flaws, but is still a good achievement.
Pros: Performances are good all around, everyone obviously having a good time here. A cool, if somewhat familiar story. Great make-up and special effects that have held up well. Fast-paced. Grand and memorable score. Has a good share of humor. Really good production design. Made with an obvious affection for the kind of movies it's paying tribute to. Awesome set pieces.
Cons: Some dated aspects. Lacking in the scare department. A few cheap looking sets.
Final thoughts: It's such a shame that films like this don't get made anymore. There's a lot more imagination and goods in this film than there is in a lot of mainstream Horror today. A perfect example of a film made with a lot of heart and that can watched again and again.
My rating: 4/5
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