Horrorfest 2020 Presents: Waxwork (1988, Anthony Hickox)


Horror movies make me distrust David Warner, even though he was a good guy in The Omen. Well he’s quite evil in Waxwork, a goofy yet likable 1980s horror movie that features plenty of horror movie characters. It also has a group of college kids who end up finding themselves trapped in wax work displays. I wasn’t exactly clear on the specifics, yet most of the displays were horror movie related.

Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman, and Michelle Johnson headline the young cast, with Galligan coming off as really spoiled. Still he is our hero, aided by Patrick Macnee who ends up doing battle from his wheelchair. Having seen Twin Peeks it was odd seeing Dana Ashbrook in a role before the show aired. For some reason the dialogue in this movie was odd, almost feeling dubbed at times.

Will I watch the sequel? Sure, why not? Besides I do love a good cheesy 1980s horror movie that knows how to have fun. Oh and I guess Warner was trying to bring on the end of the world. At least he aimed high. 8/10, Waxwork is free on Tubi, check it out.

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