3.5/10
543
26 user 20 critic

Nightmare in Wax (1969)

M | | Horror | 14 May 1969 (USA)
The disfigured curator of a wax museum murders his enemies and then uses their bodies as exhibits in his museum.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: M Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Count Dracula and his wife capture beautiful young women and chain them in their dungeon, to be used when they need to satisfy their thirst for blood.

Directors: Al Adamson, Jean Hewitt
Stars: John Carradine, Paula Raymond, Alexander D'Arcy
The H-Man (1958)
Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When a narcotics deal goes sour and a suspect disappears, leaving only his clothes, Tokyo police question his wife and stake out the nightclub where she works. His disappearance stumps the ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda
Stars: Yumi Shirakawa, Kenji Sahara, Akihiko Hirata
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A battle for survival ensues after a group of hikers encounters a chemically imbalanced forest.

Director: William Girdler
Stars: Christopher George, Leslie Nielsen, Lynda Day George
Prime Evil (1988)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A coven of devil-worshiping monks living in New York City search for victims for their sacrificial ceremonies.

Director: Roberta Findlay
Stars: William Beckwith, Christine Moore, Mavis Harris
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An evil spirit leaves the body of his human host, a criminal on death-row, and sneaks into the body of his next human host, a French magistrate.

Director: Reginald Le Borg
Stars: Vincent Price, Nancy Kovack, Chris Warfield
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Volcanic activity frees giant scorpions from the earth who wreak havoc in the rural countryside and eventually threaten Mexico City.

Director: Edward Ludwig
Stars: Richard Denning, Mara Corday, Carlos Rivas
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

God and Satan are on a train discussing the fate of three individuals. The stories of the people in question are told in a trio of very strange vignettes. One involves an insane asylums ... See full summary »

Directors: John Carr, Phillip Marshak, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Barbara Wyler, Jamie Scoggin, Stacey Lyons
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Vincent Renard
... Marie Morgan
... Detective Haskell
... Max Black
... Theresa
Phillip Baird ... Tony Deen
... Sergeant Carver (as Johnny Cardos)
Hollis Morrison ... Nick
James Forrest ... Alfred Herman
... Ralph Tenier
Mercedes Alberti ... Stella Costello
Barry Donohue ... Leslie
Ingrid Dittmar ... Secretary (as Ingrid Dittman)
Maria Polo ... Nurse (as Marie Polo)
Lucio Pineda ... Chauffeur
Edit

Storyline

The disfigured curator of a wax museum murders his enemies and then uses their bodies as exhibits in his museum.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Frozen into zombies... doomed to unbearable horrors! People puppets... at the mercy of a fiendish madman in a chamber of torture! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 May 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Monster of the Wax Museum  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Waxworks scenes filmed in Movieland Wax Museum, Buena Park California. See more »

Quotes

Alfred Herman: She's so lifelike.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Nightmare in Wax is better than the ad art would attest to.
10 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

I'm not sure what the 80's repackaging with the burning skull has to do with it but............ It's like someone filmed a community play. What's wrong with that? Definitely some good shoe clicking foley artist work. It's good to see a movie where people smoke cigarettes as they work/act - improv smoking. Cameron Mitchell movies are always watchable. Especially when there is an eye-patch involved. Some people called this a "Z" Movie and that's what it is, but good still under proper conditions. Would be good in IMAX 3-D. Gave it a "5" because it's definitely one of those get it or not movies. I think I bought a lawnmower from that detective guy in scene 29 over at ACE in 1974. Would actually be good at a drive-in with a six pack.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 26 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Sci-Fi Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular sci-fi movies and TV shows available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial