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Waxwork (1988)

 -  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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Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros ...
Hans (as Mihaly 'Michu' Mesza)
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Junior (as Jack David Warner)
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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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17 June 1988 (USA)  »

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A Passagem  »

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$808,114 (USA)
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Patrick Tantalo said that the Zombie sequence was filmed in one night in Griffith Park. Because they only had one night to film the sequence, the scene where a severed Zombie hand grabs Zach Galligan (Mark) on the wrist was filmed in reverse. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dracula: Steak tartar? Ah, yes. Steak tartar.
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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

Followed by Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992) See more »

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It's My Party
by John Gluck, Herb Wiener, and Wally Gold
Performed by Lesley Gore
Courtesy of Polygram Special Projects
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unexpectedly good!!
18 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I didn't go into watching this B horror movie expecting a masterpiece so I was definitely surprised by how good this movie was. The concept is so ridiculous you wouldn't think this movie could be as awesome as it is. You can't take the movie too serious because it does have it's over the top goofy moments at times but that's all part of it's charm really. The make-up/special effects are what make this movie really affective, they are better than most all the horror movies in theaters these days (Why do movie makers think computer animated/simulated monsters are scare?!?! it's beyond me!). Maybe if they saw "Waxwork" they could get it right. Anyway...this surprisingly unique and clever little film is a real treat if you like 80's scary movies like me!!


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