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
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Several names of the characters were changed from the initial shooting script for "Waxwork". Tony was given a last name, Masters, which was left out of the film. Mr. Lincoln's midget butler, "Junior", was originally called "Hans", and Lincoln's tall servant, "Hans", was called "Lurch" because he was described in the script as a Lurch-type character. See more »
(at around 54 mins) In the mummy's tomb are seen a Mexican Red-Knee Tarantula and a Boa Constrictor, both native to the Americas, not Africa. See more »
At the end of the credits the song "It's my party" gets interrupted by sounds of boiling wax See more »
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 »
characters in a wax museum come to life; not original, but enjoyable
Pretty fun horror movie! It's not the newest idea in the world: there'd been a German silent horror anthology movie set in a Waxwork. In that, a man is hired to write stories about some of the characters in the wax museum. In each segment, we see the story played out, and the author, the owner and his daughter appear in the segments as well. In the last segment, they're menaced by Springheel Jack.
In this film, a Waxwork appears in what seems to be a residential neighborhood - strange place to try to do business. It is filled with various death scenes involving werewolves, vampires, zombies, mummies, and so on. Some characters we don't see too much of seem to include the Invisible Man, Jack the Ripper. A group of young people are invited to a party at the Waxwork, and some of them step onto the displays, and find themselves transported into a live action scene where their lives are in danger.
I had a good time watching it. Some of the effects in it are good, as in the vampire one, but the werewolf is one of the worst I've seen. I liked it enough I'll definitely check out the sequel.
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