Waxwork (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

Waxwork (1988)




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In this horror film, an evil magician creates a wax display of famous monsters and murderers and invites a group of unsuspecting young college students to view the collection. However, when the kids are trapped in the deadly displays, one-by-one they soon discover that the wax models are more than they appear to be.

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David Warner
as Waxwork Man
Patrick Macnee
as Sir Wilfred
Charles McCaughan
as Detective Roberts
J. Kenneth Campbell
as Marquis de Sade
Miles O'Keeffe
as Count Dracula
John Rhys-Davies
as Anton Weber
Micah Grant
as Johnathan
Nelson Welch
as Elderly Man
Edward Ashley
as Professor Sutherland
Kendall Conrad
as Gril in Pyramid
Anthony Hickox
as English Prince
Staffan Ahrenberg
as French Guard
Gabriella Dufwa
as Courtesan
Jennifer Bassey
as Mrs. Loftmore
Gary Bettmann
as Marks Grandfather
Eyal Rimmon
as Egyptian Boy
Joe Baker
as Jenkins
Nicole Seguin
as Marquis de Sade Girl #3
Dan Ireland
as Zombie #1
Leonard Pollack
as Zombie #3
Bruce Barlow
as Zombie #4
Gerry Lively
as Sir Wilfreds Butler
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Critic Reviews for Waxwork

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

Nobody's going to be impressed with the technical virtuosity on display in the cheesy 1988 horror movie Waxwork... It's all extremely messy, but executed with passion and more subversive glee than most 1980s horror

October 20, 2021 | Full Review…

Hickox never pretends his film is more than it is, sticking to what makes it good: the near surreal atmosphere, great monsters, a dash or five of blood.

May 2, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Better than "House of Wax" anyway

May 6, 2005 | Rating: 2/5

Just sort of lays there for long stretches like a dead weasel.

October 16, 2003 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Amusing diversion, but nothing special

July 30, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Waxwork


Entertaining comic horror which see's six young friends lured to a mysterious waxwork museum where the owner has plans to make them part of the exhibit. It's a little silly but a good fun ride all the same. You have a good range of classic monsters on show from Vampires, Zombies and Werewolves and a decent amount of gore too. It all has a rushed feel to it and the editing is very choppy but that just keeps the excitement flowing!

Lee ?
Lee ?

Super Reviewer


Cheesy and campy, but great fun. Lots of eye candy for both sexes too. As long as you don't take it that seriously, then you probably won't be disappointed.

Kylie B
Kylie B

Super Reviewer

An evil waxwork proprietor uses his occult powers to send teenagers into a lame nightmare worlds inhabited by famous film monsters, which will somehow enable him to take over the world. Competent production values and a tiny bit of humor can't save the tepid teen terror tableaux.

Greg S
Greg S

Super Reviewer

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