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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
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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Stop On By And Give Afterlife A Try. 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

In order for director Anthony Hickox to get certain cuts of the film past executive producer dan Ireland scrutiny, he persuaded his brother to parade around set in tight, denim shorts. This tactic worked as most of the final cut was in tact on completion of the picture. 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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Crazy Credits

Dedicated to Hammer, Argento, Romero, Dante, Landis, Spielberg, Wells, Carpenter, Mom and Dad, and many more ... See more »

Alternate Versions

Available in both R and unrated versions. See more »

Connections

References It's Alive (1974) 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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This is a fun spoof of horror movies!
2 March 2007 | by ozthegreatat42330See all my reviews

Not exactly an Academy Award winner here, but this film is just fun. Director Anthony Hickox set out to make a fun horror spoof and he succeeds very well at it. Zach Gallagan once again stars as the almost nerdy unlikely hero. The film pays homage, firmly tongue in cheek, to the classic horror movies of long ago, and David Warner shines as the demented owner/creator of this wax palace of horrors.

Yes the plot is predictable, but who cares? This is a film meant to be fun and it is fun. Patrick MacNee is delightful as always. Johyn Rhys-Davies is sort of wasted in the small role they give him, but is good as ever. Dana Ashbrook could have used a little more screen time but he is at his smart-ass best in this film. All in all just a fun evening. Anyone looking for something more needs to see the original "House of Wax(1953)" with Vincent Price.


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