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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.

Director:

Anthony Hickox

Writer:

Anthony Hickox
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... David Lincoln - 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | UK | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Waxwork See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$808,114

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$808,114
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Hicox asked Bob Keen, the film's head of makeup design, for a Howling-like werewolf. See more »

Goofs

Most "waxworks" move or blink their eyes. 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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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits the song "It's my party" gets interrupted by sounds of boiling wax See more »

Alternate Versions

All UK versions feature the unrated version though 34 secs of cuts were applied to the cinema and video versions to reduce the whipping of Sarah and remove a dialogue reference to her first orgasm being due to the Marquis's whipping of her. The cuts were waived for the 2001 Columbia release. See more »

Connections

References Sudden Impact (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Sing Sing Sing
(uncredited)
Written by Louis Prima
Performed by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
Date of recording: January 16, 1938
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User Reviews

 
Fun Monster Flick
9 March 2007 | by epeteetSee all my reviews

WAXWORK is a really fun, well-done, stylish horror flick. It's not very serious for a horror movie but it's not a total horror-comedy either. It's loaded with cool monsters and famous horror villains (Werewolves, Vampires, Mummies, etc. etc. etc.) There was some other rad looking monsters/evil dudes I didn't recognize, but what was with that goofy @$$ African warrior mothaf#%ka? I watched the uncensored version and although it did have some really bloody parts (especially the vampire scene) I gotta admit i expected a bit more as far as gore. Even so it's still a very good monster flick. If it woulda been a little bloodier and gorier it probably would have received a 9 out of 10 and maybe even a solid 10. I'd recommend this one to not only fans of cheesy '80s horror like myself but any horror fans, just don't expect it to be hella serious.


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