|Starring:||Dana Ashbrook, Miles O'Keeffe, David Warner, Zach Galligan, Michelle Johnson, Deborah Foreman, Patrick Macnee|
|Genre:||Horror - B-Movie, Comedy, Sci-Fi/Fantasy|
|Studio:||COLUMBIA TRI-STAR HOME VIDEO|
|Run time:||1 hour 32 minutes|
|Rental release:||17 Sep 2001|
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Loads of funBy Noel Clay from Colchester, England , 24 Nov 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]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 a 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 a spectacular final battle. Which is nice. The actors playing the teenagers all give fairly decent, entertaining performances and you have noteable 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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Entertaining nonsense!By CHRISTOBEN (99 reviews) from Loughborough , 10 Feb 2013Although the early 80's was probably the golden era when it comes to horror films, by the end of the decade they had degenerated into rather cheesy horror- comedies that were generally neither funny nor frightening with dreadful pseudo- rock soundtracks and very questionable hairstyles! This is probably slightly better than most as it unashamedly throws every horror cliche at us with some quite gruesome moments mixed with over the top cheesy performances from people who should have known better! It is fun though and will keep you entertained so long as you don't expect too much from it!
Dodgy 80's horror with good imaginationBy CherrySodaBaby (7 reviews) from Thetford , 16 Nov 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]This film is pretty poor to tell the truth but I do love it! it does show good imagination although it really degenerates to crap near the end. I rememebered watching as a child and it stuck with me. If you like Fright Night *original) and other dodgy 80's horror film's you will love this. It's a bit of fun. Watch out for the hand!
1988 horror brill!By dlight (6 reviews) , 25 May 2011A fun horror film with 1988's style!
I enjoyed this just because it is what it is, an old 80's horror film.
Was I on acid whilst watching this ?By vanilla_quiff (284 reviews) from Gatwick, England , 08 May 2011Oh my ACTUAL god.
Was I on acid whilst watching this ?
I've never seen such a brilliantly CRAP film - wonderfully painful, gloriously boring
Basically - rent it if you love a horror that's so bad, it's good.
Like Killer Clowns From Outer Space - now THAT is fab.
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Fun afternoon entertainmentBy Markgoddard2009 (6 reviews) from frinton on sea , 06 Nov 2010If you are looking for some heavy hitting horror then look away now. However if you are looking for some light horror entertainment to get you through the afternoon/early evening the WAXWORK is a film that will hopfully fill that gap. There is obviously better films out there but there is also some dreadful ones too.
Just a fun film :D