The Mystery of the Wax Museum Reviews

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June 5, 2019
Had the director kept his story under control The Wax Museum might have been a good horror production.
October 25, 2014
One of the punchiest, most watchable '30s horror films made anywhere outside of Universal.
October 5, 2013
This benefits from Anton Grot's excellent set design but suffers from the decision to make the central character an annoying reporter (Glenda Farrell) who's as much of a hindrance as she is a help to the police.
October 20, 2008
A fun weirdo classic pulp horror tale from the 1930s.
February 22, 2008
Has its share of creeps, but noteworthy for its early 2-strip Technicolor.
July 5, 2005
June 26, 2005
August 8, 2003
...strikingly frightening sets, many of them, especially those of the museum's basement, displaying marked elements of German Expressionism in their design.
August 8, 2003
...the movie's quick-paced dialogue makes it a combination "Front Page" and "Frankenstein," representing two genres picking up steam in the early thirties.
August 4, 2003
Mystery of the Wax Museum is not without its drawing cards, but it's nowhere near as fun as its eventual remake.
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