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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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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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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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you can step inside the hall of horrors - but dare you pay the price? See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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A Passagem  »

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$808,114 (USA)
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Trivia

In the original shooting script, the caged "cobra-man" circus freak was supposed to be a were-beast and the Man in the Iron Mask was supposed to be one of the exhibits. See more »

Goofs

Most "waxworks" move or blink their eyes. See more »

Quotes

Hans: Velcome to the Vaxvork.
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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

References The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

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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