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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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Also Known As:

A Passagem  »

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$808,114
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Trivia

There were three characters that were supposed to be displays in the Waxwork, but left out of the film for legal reasons: Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th and Jason film franchises, five children from Village of the Damned (1960), and The Thing (1982). See more »

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Near the beginning of the movie, James and Gemma chicken out of attending the Waxwork tour with their friends and are not mentioned to the staff inside. However, near the end of the film, the butler Junior calls James and tells him to arrive at the Waxwork with Gemma at midnight to meet their friends Mark and Sarah. See more »

Quotes

Hans: Velcome to the Vaxvork.
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At the end of the credits the song "It's my party" gets interrupted by sounds of boiling wax See more »

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Followed by Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992) See more »

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It's My Party
Written by Wally Gold (uncredited), John Gluck (uncredited), Herbert Weiner (as Herb Weiner) (uncredited) and Seymour Gottlieb (uncredited)
Performed by Lesley Gore
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Projects a division of PolyGram Records, Inc
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Funny, Gore and Cult
4 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

While walking to the high-school, the teenagers Sarah (Deborah Foreman) and China (Michelle Johnson) are invited by the owner of a wax museum, David Lincoln (David Warner), to a private exhibition at midnight and he tells that they may invite four other friends to come with them. China invites her former boyfriend, the wealth Mark (Zach Galligan), their friend Tony (Dana Ashbrook) and two other schoolmates to come to the museum, but the two last ones give-up.

Mark, China, Sarah and Tony are welcome by a dwarf and they separate in the room during the tour. Soon Tony crosses the security rope of the display and he finds in a cabin trapped with a werewolf. China also crosses the security rope of another display and she finds in a castle with several vampires. Tony and China are killed and become part of the exhibition. Mark and Sarah leave the museum and soon they find that their friends are going missing. Mark goes to the police but Inspector Roberts (Charles McCaughan) does not believe in his words. Mark and Sarah find in the attic of his mansion an old newspaper and they learn a dark secret about David Lincoln. They visit Sir Wilfred (Patrick Macnee), who is a friend of Mark's family, and they learn that David is near to unleash evil on Earth.

"Waxwork" is a funny and gore movie with an absurd story, silly dialogs, but also a cult movie. The Waxwork Museum mysteriously appears in town and soon teenagers, the police inspector and several people disappear in the wax museum, but nobody in the town seems to care. The 80's is a fertile period of horror movies and "Waxwork" is among my favorites. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Passagem" ("The Passage")


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