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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Eighteen wax horror exhibits are seen, including: - Count Dracula, the Phantom of the Opera, a witch, the Marquis De Sade, a werewolf, a mummy, a voodoo priest, a zombie, an urban legend killer (an axe murderer), the Invisible Man, Frankenstein's monster, an Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) pod, a demonic baby (from It's Alive (1974)), an alien creature, a "cobra-man" circus freak, Jack the Ripper, Mr. Hyde, and a golem. See more »
When China enters Dracula's dining room, from the front Dracula is sitting at the dining table. When it cuts to a back view on Dracula, however, he's standing instead. In the following side shot, Dracula is seated and then he stands up. See more »
A sort of portmanteau horror film made on a TV standard budget.
"Waxwork" is a horror film written and directed by Anthony Hickox, who is also known for Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989) and Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992). Six students - Mark Loftmore (Zach Galligan), China Webster (Michelle Johnson), Sarah Brightman (Deborah Foreman), Gemma (Clare Carey), James (Eric Brown) and Tony (Dana Ashbrook) - walk past a wax museum owned by the Waxwork Man (David Warner) on the way to high school and decide to take a look inside. They find a number of well-known macabre and bloody set pieces including Count Dracula (Miles O'Keefe), The Phantom of the Opera, the Marquis de Sade (J. Kenneth Campbell), and The Wolfman (John Rhys -Davies). Each ventures beyond the ropes into a set piece of their choice and find themselves in a waxwork world come to life and part of the story being portrayed. They then find themselves randomly teleporting from the wax museum into the waxwork worlds and vice versa.
Plot in simple terms has a bunch of pretty young adults unwisely accept an invite to visit the mysterious new wax museum that has suddenly appeared in town: At midnight! What follows is a number of stories that find members of the group magically transported into the realm of an exhibit, such as werewolf, vampire etc, and end up as part of the exhibit themselves. Can the hero in waiting save the day? It's a fun homage of a movie, playing very much firmly with tongue in cheek. The presence of some horror stalwarts in the cast is reassuring, and the effects work isn't half bad. Some of the acting is poor from the younger cast members, and while it's not hard to forgive a low budgeted movie its failings, it's still annoying that the actors playing the wax models can't keep still, while the set nearly falls down at one point. The photography is also too cloudy at times, Gerry Lively's filters straining for colour ambiance.
Overall rating: 7 out of 10.
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