Waxwork

1988

Action / Comedy / Horror

19
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 60% · 10 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 47% · 5K ratings
IMDb Rating 6.1/10 10 14194 14.2K

Director

Top cast

John Rhys-Davies as Werewolf
David Warner as David Lincoln - Waxwork Man
Anthony Hickox as English Prince
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
892.21 MB
1280*694
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 37 min
Seeds 1
1.62 GB
1920*1040
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 37 min
Seeds 12

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Teknofobe70 6 / 10

Decent teen horror movie.

The teen comedy horror genre isn't exactly popular with the critics. But people watch them because, well, they can be fun. And that's just what this is. Nice, neat fun.

It's especially impressive considering it's from a first-time writer/director, Anthony Hickox, who later went on to make decent werewolf TV movie "Full Eclipse" in 1993. Here he gives his own homage to a wide variety of horror movies. You've got your werewolf movie (the very first waxwork, incidentally), your vampire movie, mummies, zombies and an trashy period piece about the Marquis de Sade ... all of these are in waxwork museum along with brief appearances from aliens, Jack the Ripper and more.

At first I expected it just to be a "Dr Terror's House of Horror" style piece with six different stories involved, but it turns out the film has more than enough original ideas to keep itself going. It all ends with every waxwork piece in the place coming to life for a final battle. Which is nice. The actors playing the teenagers all give fairly decent, entertaining performances and you have notable cameos from the likes of Miles O'Keeffe, John Rhys-Davies (as the werewolf), David Warner and Patrick Macnee (who was in "The Howling"). The script is pretty well structured and very little about the storyline is disappointing.

All in all, this is among the most entertaining movies I've seen in a while, and I'd recommend it if you're after an ninety minutes of light-hearted, slightly twisted enjoyment.

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Reviewed by kevin_robbins 7 / 10

The movie isn't perfect but very fun, well thought out and put together well. I strongly recommend this to fans of horror.

Waxwork is another VHS cover classic from 1988 available on Tubi for free. The movie is delivered by Anthony Hickox (Waxwork 2, Hellraiser 3 and Warlock). The storyline is fairly straightforward when some high school kids discover a new waxworks exhibit in town and decide to schedule a private tour amongst friends. As the exhibits come to life they realize the exhibits may be more than they anticipated. The special effects in this movie are fantastic for the time. I also enjoyed the cast, which gives you 80s nostalgia, very much including Zach Galligan (Gremlins), Michelle Johnson (she's in one of my favorite Tales from the Crypt episodes), Deborah Foreman (April Fool's), David Warner (Tron) and Michu (Alf). The movie isn't perfect but very fun, well thought out and put together well. I strongly recommend this to fans of horror. I would give this a 7/10.

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