A waxwork museum comes to town, and a mysterious man invites some teens to come to a special showing at midnight. Once inside, while viewing different exhibits, the scenes come alive and the viewer is sucked into the story being portrayed.
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Very fun 80s B-horror that doesn't take itself too seriously. Pretty cheesy, but it knows what it is and has some great moments of weird humor, and a number of the horror scenes are stylishly effective as well, despite its low budget. A whole lot of fun for cult movie fans.
Deserves to be seen at last once by any fan of Eighties horror. A few hokey performances aside, director Anthony Hickox genuinely nails it when he goes for moments of dark sensuality or bloody terror, particularly the two sequences involving vampires and the Marquis de Sade. It's the broad attempts at comedy and the general low-budget, slapdash feel of the entire production that holds the rest of the enterprise back.
Absolutely fantastic fun. The 1980s were a brilliant decade for horror comedy but Waxwork arguably has more invention and ideas behind it than anything else of its kind from that decade. Wonderful cast, absolutely insane ending, splendid violence, and Zach Galligan being told by his mum to drink his milk. I NEED THE CAFFEINE!