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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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Buckley Norris ...
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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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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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Comedy | Horror

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$808,114 (USA)
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Trivia

In the shooting script, there was supposed to be a scene where Mark and Sarah visit James and Gemma after they had decided not to attend the Waxwork tour. The couple are watching Dawn of the Dead (1978) together in James' basement, and Gemma unsuccessfully tries to get her boyfriend's attention, since it's just the two of them. James isn't in the mood, as he's too caught up in the film, and Gemma sulks by getting a cigarette. Gemma hears a scraping noise on the window. and she switches the television off to get James' attention. James originally dismisses Gemma's claim as nothing, until he hears the same noise, louder than before. James goes to the window and finds nothing, but is startled when Mark grabs his throat and leaps up screaming like a zombie. James falls to the floor, Mark and Sarah peer up from the window laughing, and James tells them to get lost. James leaves to go to bed, with Gemma shrugging, and following after James. It remains unknown if the sequence was ever filmed or simply scripted. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the film, a moving shadow of a microphone stand is visible on Sarah's dress when she and China first talk to Mr. Lincoln in front of the Waxwork. See more »

Quotes

Gemma: What's happening tonight, guys?
Tony: Nothing. I gave up drinking.
Sarah Brightman: The third time this month?
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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

Featured in Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992) 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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