Waxwork

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Total Count: 10

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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.

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Cast

David Warner
as Waxwork Man
Patrick Macnee
as Sir Wilfred
Charles McCaughan
as Detective Roberts
J. Kenneth Campbell
as Marquis de Sade
Miles O'Keeffe
as Count Dracula
John Rhys-Davies
as Anton Weber
Micah Grant
as Johnathan
Nelson Welch
as Elderly Man
Edward Ashley
as Professor Sutherland
Kendall Conrad
as Gril in Pyramid
Anthony Hickox
as English Prince
Staffan Ahrenberg
as French Guard
Gabriella Dufwa
as Courtesan
Jennifer Bassey
as Mrs. Loftmore
Gary Bettmann
as Marks Grandfather
Eyal Rimmon
as Egyptian Boy
Joe Baker
as Jenkins
Nicole Seguin
as Marquis de Sade Girl #3
Dan Ireland
as Zombie #1
Leonard Pollack
as Zombie #3
Bruce Barlow
as Zombie #4
Gerry Lively
as Sir Wilfreds Butler
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Critic Reviews for Waxwork

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Audience Reviews for Waxwork

  • Dec 09, 2011
    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!
    Lee ? Super Reviewer
  • Mar 24, 2011
    Quintessential 80's horror classic crap movie. Those are the best 80's movies anyway right? Guys in blazers with the sleeves pushed up, collar's popped to the ceiling, girls wearing some sort of Madonna/Pat Benatar/Debbie Harry crossbreed of fashion; the movie acts as the perfect parody of what everyone left behind in the eighties. I couldn't take any of the characters seriously; they all act as caricatures of the stereotypical heroes and heroines from other eighties classics. It was fun. The movie is about a group of friends who get invited to "tour" an old Wax Museum late one evening. There is something off about this museum though. Could it be the fact that the group of friends were invited off of the street and they were told to come alone? Could it be that the owner has an extremely large butler named Lurch and an extremely small butler named Hans? Could it be that this Wax Museum is an obviously evil place with an obviously evil owner? Could it? While inside the museum the kids start dropping off, falling victim to many of the creatures on display including but not limited too: The Mummy, Zombies, Hatchet Killers, Killer Babies, Werewolves, Dracula, A Voodoo Priest, Frankenstein, the Invisible Man, and the Marquis De Sade. Its like a pop culture overload! The movie is in no way great in the strictest sense of the word; it has plot holes and gaps in the narrative and whole sections that are boring just like any other bargain bin VHS; however, even through all of that what stands out here is the fun feeling that you get from watching it. Well that and the make-up and special effect design. Bob Keen was the designer and he did an amazing job. I tried watching the movie by myself a couple times and could only make it a quarter of the way through. I needed a group to watch this movie and it made it that much more enjoyable. The only way I can recommend this film is if you are going to experience it with a group because it might bore you to death if you watch it by yourself. Grab a couple of beers and get together with your besties and toss this in the old VCR. It makes for fun times. "Q: What's happening tonight, guys? A: Nothing. I gave up drinking." Rating: 5 of 10 S!D
    Brandon S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 21, 2009
    Something to watch.....
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 04, 2008
    boring movie, i sat through it for 20 minutes.. the scene where the guy gets sucked into the forest from the waxwork thing was stupid. it was like jumanji (for kids) , when i watch horror i expect it. this was dumb
    Paul A Super Reviewer

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