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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 ...
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Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros ...
Hans (as Mihaly 'Michu' Mesza)
Jack David Walker ...
Junior (as Jack David Warner)
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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 <>

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Comedy | Horror


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Release Date:

17 June 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$808,114 (USA)

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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 »


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 »


Mark Loftmore: One last thing before you kill us Lincoln!
Mr. Lincoln: You know my name?
Mark Loftmore: I should. You murdered my grandfather!
Mr. Lincoln: You're a Loftmore! Old horror lord's grandchild. Well, well, well, what a coincidence. It's such a small world!
Mark Loftmore: Well, then why do you want to end it?
Mr. Lincoln: Somebody has to.
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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 »


Featured in Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992) 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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More funny than scary...
5 December 1999 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

This one is really enjoyable and fun to watch.I don't care that the story is a little bit silly;horror films are not supposed to be an art movies.What do we have here is a great galore of the famous monsters:werewolf,vampires(their leader Count Dracula is played by Miles"Silent Hunter"O'Keefe),mummy,Marquis De Sade,zombies,Jack the Ripper and even living hand(just like in "Evil dead 2").Special effects(Bob Keen)are good and there are also some nifty gore scenes.This flick isn't scary at all,there are only a few creepy scenes but it doesn't matter.Take your bowl of popcorn,invite your friends and enjoy.

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