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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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Cast

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Mrs. Loftmore
Joe Baker ...
Jenkins
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Buckley Norris ...
Lecturer
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Micah Grant ...
Johnathan
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Hans (as Mihaly 'Michu' Mesza)
Jack David Walker ...
Junior (as Jack David Warner)
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Werewolf
Nelson Welch ...
Elderly Man
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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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Comedy | Horror

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$808,114
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Karen Schaffer, who was the lady zombie in the graveyard sequence, was actually the secretary of Executive Producer, and fellow zombie, Dan Ireland. See more »

Goofs

What is supposed to be a solid wall slightly gives away when China leans against it during her fight with the vampires. See more »

Quotes

Mark Loftmore: [reading the first bit of the essay he had his maid write for him on 'Dictators'] 'The Trouble with Dictators'. I think dictators are the bad people. They have the shouting voices, and the small moustaches.
[sighs]
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Crazy Credits

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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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characters in a wax museum come to life; not original, but enjoyable
4 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

Pretty fun horror movie! It's not the newest idea in the world: there'd been a German silent horror anthology movie set in a Waxwork. In that, a man is hired to write stories about some of the characters in the wax museum. In each segment, we see the story played out, and the author, the owner and his daughter appear in the segments as well. In the last segment, they're menaced by Springheel Jack.

In this film, a Waxwork appears in what seems to be a residential neighborhood - strange place to try to do business. It is filled with various death scenes involving werewolves, vampires, zombies, mummies, and so on. Some characters we don't see too much of seem to include the Invisible Man, Jack the Ripper. A group of young people are invited to a party at the Waxwork, and some of them step onto the displays, and find themselves transported into a live action scene where their lives are in danger.

I had a good time watching it. Some of the effects in it are good, as in the vampire one, but the werewolf is one of the worst I've seen. I liked it enough I'll definitely check out the sequel.


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