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Waxwork (1988)

A wax museum owner uses his horror exhibits to unleash evil on the world.

Director:

Anthony Hickox

Writer:

Anthony Hickox
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zach Galligan ... Mark
Jennifer Bassey ... Mrs. Loftmore
Joe Baker Joe Baker ... Jenkins
Deborah Foreman ... Sarah
Michelle Johnson ... China
David Warner ... Waxwork Man
Eric Brown ... James
Clare Carey ... Gemma
Buckley Norris ... Lecturer
Dana Ashbrook ... Tony
Micah Grant Micah Grant ... Johnathan
Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros ... Hans (as Mihaly 'Michu' Mesza)
Jack David Walker Jack David Walker ... Junior (as Jack David Warner)
John Rhys-Davies ... Werewolf
Nelson Welch 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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More Fun Than a Barrel of Mummies See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | West Germany | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Passagem See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$808,114
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

(at around 1h 22 mins) During the showdown between Mark, Sarah, Sir Wilfred and his men against the wax figures, Mark kills a zombie by stabbing it in the heart, a few seconds later, one of Wilfred's men kills Dracula by shooting him in his head, usually zombies die by being shot in the head while vampires die by being stabbed in the heart. See more »

Goofs

(at around 6 mins) In an early scene, while a professor lectures about the Lithuanians falling to the Nazis, a phrase on the blackboard, very clearly seen, asks, "Facism Does It Work" It is spelled f-a-s-c-i-s-m. One wouldn't expect a college professor, who specializes in the subject, to make the common spelling error. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mrs. Loftmore: Darling.
Mark Loftmore: Hmm?
Mrs. Loftmore: I hear you were having drinks with the butler the other night. Now, you know that sort of thing leads to anarchy.
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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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Soundtracks

It's My Party
Written by Wally Gold (uncredited), John Gluck (uncredited), Herbert Weiner (as Herb Weiner) (uncredited) and Seymour Gottlieb (uncredited)
Performed by Lesley Gore
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Projects a division of PolyGram Records, Inc
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Funny, Gore and Cult
4 March 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

While walking to the high-school, the teenagers Sarah (Deborah Foreman) and China (Michelle Johnson) are invited by the owner of a wax museum, David Lincoln (David Warner), to a private exhibition at midnight and he tells that they may invite four other friends to come with them. China invites her former boyfriend, the wealth Mark (Zach Galligan), their friend Tony (Dana Ashbrook) and two other schoolmates to come to the museum, but the two last ones give-up.

Mark, China, Sarah and Tony are welcome by a dwarf and they separate in the room during the tour. Soon Tony crosses the security rope of the display and he finds in a cabin trapped with a werewolf. China also crosses the security rope of another display and she finds in a castle with several vampires. Tony and China are killed and become part of the exhibition. Mark and Sarah leave the museum and soon they find that their friends are going missing. Mark goes to the police but Inspector Roberts (Charles McCaughan) does not believe in his words. Mark and Sarah find in the attic of his mansion an old newspaper and they learn a dark secret about David Lincoln. They visit Sir Wilfred (Patrick Macnee), who is a friend of Mark's family, and they learn that David is near to unleash evil on Earth.

"Waxwork" is a funny and gore movie with an absurd story, silly dialogs, but also a cult movie. The Waxwork Museum mysteriously appears in town and soon teenagers, the police inspector and several people disappear in the wax museum, but nobody in the town seems to care. The 80's is a fertile period of horror movies and "Waxwork" is among my favorites. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Passagem" ("The Passage")


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