Waxwork II: Lost in Time Reviews
and a fun cameo by bruce campbell harkening back to his evil dead days.
And it's a shame really because the sequel is very well-made, especially for such a low-budget. They even replaced the frumpy, lead actress who survived the original with a hot super-model! Zach Galligan emerges as a true hero in this, into almost epic proportions. The blood and gore is over-the-top ridiculous, just the way I like it. I know people's heads being crushed into a huge burst of blood makes no sense, but neither does the travelling-through-time premise that puts them in fictional events from old horror movies. As if they were part of our actual timeline. Uh, so what? Who cares. The movie is too awesome to nitpick at stupid shit like that.
Bruce Campbell is in it! Yes, BRUCE CAMPBELL IS IN IT! He's in the black & white segment about The Haunting, and he adds some GREAT comedy to it. The supermodel travels to a great homage to Alien, complete with Ripley's mullet and a really fucking cool looking monster! Zach Galligan appears in John Travolta's Saturday Night Fever outfit in a great Dawn of the Dead mall zombie fight sequence! Jack the Ripper! Frankenstein! Nosferatu! Even Godzilla! This movie has EVERYTHING!
I wouldn't call this a spoof like everyone else. Like I said, it's a great homage to the classics. And it was obviously made by someone who's as big a fan of horror as I am. So, NICE!
And Zach Galligan becoming a time warrior in this is probably not as cool as Dr. Who. But it's a bit better than Time Bandits. Why? Because Time Bandits isn't a horror movie.
Horror movies > All other movies.
Make sure to catch that brain flying at you from a crushed head. If the guy from Gremlins can do it, so can you.
Basically an excuse to parody/homage numerous films and genres, it does have a few fun appearances from Marina Sirtis and Bruce Campbell, so that's something to look forward to.
Rental? Sure, finish out the set, ya completist!