We're about half way through the Underrated Series and have finally reached one of the big genres. I'm expecting lots…
Wealthy slacker college student Mark, his new girlfriend Sarah, and their friends are invited to a special showing at a mysterious wax museum which displays 18 of the most evil men of all time. After his ex-girlfriend and another friend disapear, Mark becomes suspicous. What he doesn't know is that they have been made a part of the exhibit, by first living out the scene and then being murdered in.
They'll make a movie about anything now a days.
A great campy premise with questionable execution. It would have been great to see what a large studio with a few licenses of horror icons under it's belt could have done with this premise. The original script had one of the displays being Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th) but switched it to the Phantom of the Opera for obvious reasons. All things considered though, they filled out the "eighteen of the most evil people who ever lived" with some nice creativity.
The film itself is a mixed bag as it felt like either some parts were rushed or simply directed by someone else. The first…
Has the kernel of an interesting idea, but obvious budget restrictions and a wildly uneven script leave this satire (disguised as a horror film) out in the cold. Feels ahead of its time in the way it deconstructs genre tropes.
A B-movie romp of real texture, invention and affection. I still can't understand how I missed this one on the VHS shelves during my rabid rental days of yore.
stuck on the couch hopped up on pain killers....
I remember going to the video store when I was little and getting this movie allll the time..
noscalgic... LOVE maybe its the reason waxworks freak me out to this day....
A group of unlikeable rich, arrogant college students (including Zach Galligan from 'Gremlins') get invited to a midnight showing of a newly opened Waxworks...
This sets up a tongue-in-cheek, cheesy, almost-Anthology. Some segments work well, some don't - but the film is rescued by a great finale.
It's the sort of film that would benefit from a remake (although 'The Cabin in the Woods' has some similarities).
Daft, super camp, cheesy fun starring Zach "Gremlins" Galligan!
Though it was far more terrifying when i was 10.
I don't know why, but something suddenly encouraged me to check out the early films I'd not seem by Anthony Hickox, he of the gimicky but entertaining Warlock: the Armageddon & Hellraiser III. Both of these were pretty decent sequels, yet Waxwork was all I found that intetested me, not really inspired by what looks like the descent into direct-to-video mediocrity Hickox took after the above films.
Yet Waxwork was actually a fair bit of fun, despite my being unsure most of the time whether the film was intentionally funny or not. The big good vs evil finale goes on way too long but what comes before it is a pretty good 80's horror comedy (emphasis on the comedy), that often…
This is a love letter to spooky movies written by a retarded person.
An eighties treat. Not the best movie ever made, but I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed it.
At home alone
Weak ‘80s horror that for some reason sparked a cult following and a sequel.
Well this is quite a bit of fun, and could even be argued as a precursor to Wes Craven's popular horror post-modernism if you wanted to get all lofty about it. Fortunately, Waxwork shrugs off such impulses as it's such a campy hoot. Stylistically very much of it's time, this is a witty, enjoyable little B-picture littered with knowing winks, the cast dotted with cult faces. Worth a look.
"Steak tartar? Oh yes.... steak tartar."
One of my favorite movies and one that I grew up with. Really wish this would get a decent bluray release.
A very strange film, but unfortunately an even more shit one
I liked this when I was a kid, but it's pretty annoying now. I liked a couple of the ideas it came up with but mostly the dialogue sucks and the jokes are dumb.
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