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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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Hans (as Mihaly 'Michu' Mesza)
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Junior (as Jack David Warner)
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Werewolf
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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$808,114 (USA)
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Trivia

Effects artist Bob Keen spent 18 hours a day for 8 weeks working on the monsters in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Mark walks with Sarah to leave the Prince's Chamber to go into the hall, the back of a set and a camera cable on the floor are seen instead through the doorway when they pass through the curtains. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Lincoln: They'll make a movie about anything nowadays.
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Dedicated to Hammer, Argento, Romero, Dante, Landis, Spielberg, Wells, Carpenter, Mom and Dad, and many more ... See more »

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References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) 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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