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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mark
... Mrs. Loftmore
Joe Baker ... Jenkins
... Sarah
... China
... Waxwork Man
... James
... Gemma
Buckley Norris ... Lecturer
... Tony
Micah Grant ... Johnathan
... Hans (as Mihaly 'Michu' Mesza)
Jack David Walker ... Junior (as Jack David Warner)
... Werewolf
Nelson Welch ... Elderly Man
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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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Stop On By And Give Afterlife A Try. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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$808,114
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During the scene in the basement of the vampire's mansion, crew on the sets said that it was "The bloodiest thing ever put to the screen". Much of the gore in the scene was cut by the MPAA. See more »

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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

Mark Loftmore: [reading the first bit of the essay he had his maid write for him on 'Dictators'] 'The Trouble with Dictators'. I think dictators are the bad people. They have the shouting voices, and the small moustaches.
[sighs]
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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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References Sudden Impact (1983) See more »

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Sing Sing Sing
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Written by Louis Prima
Performed by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
Date of recording: January 16, 1938
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Fun Monster Flick
9 March 2007 | by See 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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