Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Waxwork Movie Review 284

Waxwork is a 1988 horror/comedy movie directed by Anthony Hickox and starring Zach Galligan and Deborah Foreman.

The movie begins with a new waxwork museum opening in town. Some of the local college kids are invited in by the mysterious owner, David Lincoln(David Warner). They decide to go. Basically the movie is about the displays in the museum. They are all horror scenarios such as The Mummy and Phantom of the Opera. Local people are disappearing around town and Mark(Galligan) and Sarah(Foreman) discover that their friends have been sucked into the displays and are caught in the scenario then turned into waxwork figures. They go to a man called Sir Wilfred(Patrick Macnee) who was a friend of Mark's grandad and he tells them that Mark's grandad collected belongings of evil people and that Lincoln stole them and is using them to bring the baddies to life.

Mark and Sarah have to go back to the waxwork museum and burn it down.The owner sees them and pushes Mark into a zombie display and he is pursued by the undead. Sara enters a display of the Marquis De Sade and she finds that she doesn't want to leave. Mark realises that if he says he doesn't believe that the waxworks are real, they have no power over him. He gets out of the display and goes to rescue Sarah. The Marquis is not happy and tells Mark that he will get revenge. Sarah and Mark have to confront the owner and the displays which are coming to life. They end up killing all of them and they head off thinking that that is the end of it, but they don't see a hand from one of the displays escaping and running off..

An entertaining and harmless horror movie from the 80's, this was fun to watch. I enjoyed all of the different displays and I liked the idea of people getting sucked into them. I would recommend this to anyone, it is worth a watch. I will give it a 5/10.


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