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Waxwork (1988)


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Release Date: Jun 17, 1988 Wide



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In this horror film, an evil magician creates a wax display of famous monsters and murderers and invites a group of unsuspecting young college students to view the collection. However, when the kids are trapped in the deadly displays, one-by-one they soon discover that the wax models are more than they appear to be. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi


Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy


Anthony Hickox

Vestron Video

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (4) | DVD (5)

good stuff

July 8, 2005

Better than "House of Wax" anyway

May 6, 2005

Just sort of lays there for long stretches like a dead weasel.

October 16, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

Amusing diversion, but nothing special

July 30, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Waxwork

Pure 80's horror cheese at its best. The actual idea is pretty good, covering many genres in one go, with a bit of tweaking it could have been the next Creepshow but then maybe a bigger budget would have taken away all its charm. Watching Patrick Macnee shout "Oh my goodness" as he gets his head ripped off by a werewolf has got to be one of the best horror film moments of all time.
April 11, 2012

Super Reviewer

Entertaining comic horror which see's six young friends lured to a mysterious waxwork museum where the owner has plans to make them part of the exhibit. It's a little silly but a good fun ride all the same. You have a good range of classic monsters on show from Vampires, Zombies and Werewolves and a decent amount of gore too. It all has a rushed feel to it and the editing is very choppy but that just keeps the excitement flowing!
December 9, 2011
Lee ?

Super Reviewer

Cheesy and campy, but great fun. Lots of eye candy for both sexes too. As long as you don't take it that seriously, then you probably won't be disappointed.
December 20, 2008

Super Reviewer

An evil waxwork proprietor uses his occult powers to send teenagers into a lame nightmare worlds inhabited by famous film monsters, which will somehow enable him to take over the world. Competent production values and a tiny bit of humor can't save the tepid teen terror tableaux.
October 31, 2008
Greg S

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    1. China: Vampires are fiction!
    2. Elderly Man: No! They're real! And they can only be killed by a crucifix, wood through their heart, or decapitation!
    – Submitted by Creep F (2 years ago)
    1. Mr. Lincoln: They'll make a movie about anything now a days.
    – Submitted by Creep F (2 years ago)
    1. Mark: If those guys are waxworks, they have definitely improved them since I was a kid.
    – Submitted by Creep F (2 years ago)
    1. Marquis de Sade Girl #3: Lucky bitch. Just because she is a virgin she gets to get beaten in front of the English Prince? I mean, we were all virgins once.
    – Submitted by Creep F (2 years ago)
    1. Mr. Lincoln: They've made a movie about the Phantom of the Opera?
    – Submitted by Creep F (2 years ago)
    1. Marquis de Sade: It seems, she prefers our company, young man. I must say, your girlfriend gave up quite an entertaining show. What a slut she is.
    2. Mark: Until the girl dies you don't really exist. You're just trapped in your little world.Your words mean nothing.
    3. Marquis de Sade: Oh don't be angry, just because she had her first orgasm at the end of a whip, and not by your touch.
    – Submitted by Creep F (2 years ago)
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