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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:

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 | 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

The guy who gets ripped in half by the werewolf is played by Hickox's brother. See more »

Goofs

(at around 52 mins) When Sarah is in Mark's attic, she looks at a book of the Marquis de Sade in a trunk and it glows with white light. When Sarah looks up, hypnotized by the book when it glows, her left hand runs up to the top of her dress. However, in the very next shot, Sarah's left hand is suddenly down and it runs up to the top of her dress all over again. 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

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

Followed by Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992) 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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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

An excellent update of 'House of Wax'
18 December 2002 | by chris_gaskin123See all my reviews

I was quite impressed with this movie, which I have just watched for the first time. It pays tribute to a lot of the old Universal and Hammer movies from the 1930's to the 1970's. It is very similar to House of Wax, which starred Vincent Price.

A group of students are invited to a 'showing' at the local wax museum, little knowing the owner wants them killed for his display. Each display contains monsters from the classic horror films, including the Wolf Man, the Mummy, Dracula and other vampires, the Phantom of the Opera, Jack the Ripper and some zombies and walking dead. This movie also includes a dwarf to complete the picture. When the owner has all his victims, fighting starts between all sorts of monsters and ghouls and local OAP's! This is probably the best part of the movie. The museum burns down at the end, but the two main characters survive.

The movie has a good cast, which includes Zach Galligan from the Gremlins movies and a trio of well known British stars: David Warner (Time Bandits, Titanic), Patrick Macnee (The Avengers, A View To A Kill) and John Rhys-Davies (Raiders Of The Lost Ark). Warner plays a great part as the owner of the wax museum.

If you are a fan of the old Universal and Hammer horror movies, you will enjoy this.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


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