Written and directed by Anthony Hickox. Starring Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman, David Warner, Dana Ashbrook, John Rhys-Davies, Michelle Johnson and Miles O’Keeffe.
Plot: the owner of a wax museum uses his exhibits to unleash evil into the world.
I remember loving this movie when I was a kid. Sadly, it doesn’t completely hold up as an adult. But it does have it’s fun points. I mean, it’s a really cool concept. It’s about a group of young people that go to a wax museum filled with classic horror displays – Dracula, the Wolfman, the Phantom of the Opera, etc. – and wind up getting sucked into some of them. There was nice innovation of course with a concept like that. And it was entertaining, just not as much as I remember.
DJ thought it was really good in parts, but really slow in others. If it had been a half hour television episode of the Twilight Zone or something, he would’ve liked it a lot more. There was also a lot of overacting and a lot of gimmicky things instead of straight comedy that he didn’t like. And he thought that the fight scene between the elderly people and the wax people was utterly ridiculous.
I recommend at least a viewing, but you could probably do without seeing it. It’s just sort of there in the annals of horror history.
My score: 55. DJ’s score: 43.