Wednesday, October 21, 2009

13 Nights of Hallowe'en 2009: Night #3 Waxwork

Tonight I picked out Waxwork for the movie. Note that thesale's link is for the DVD is the edition that also includes the sequel Waxwork II: Lost in Time. I would have suggested the second movie for tonight if not that the original is the better horror movie. That said the second movie is a lot more fun. It's something of a horror comedy in parts and overall a great adventure movie. If you really wanted you could watch both tonight. The first movie though certainly has enough great moments and is a favourite mine even if it is not "the" favourite of the two. Waxwork's director and writer Anthony Hickox also directed the second film, and Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth as well. Anthony is the son of Douglas Hickox director of the Vincent Price classic Theater of Blood.

The two Waxwork films star Zach Galligan who played Billy in both of the Gremlins movies. The first movie also stars Deborah Foreman whom some may remember from the original April Fool's Day. Should you watch the second movie Debrah is replaced by Monika Schnarre who has been on numerous genre television shows. People expecting Waxwork to be a rip-off of House of Wax can rest assured this is hardly the case. It's no spoiler that Waxwork involves a full on supernatural element. The back of the box blurb says it all, waxwork filled scenes of classic horror monsters and villains are missing only one thing, victims. Of course there's more to it than that and even once you get the idea there's tonnes of room to proceed. There are some really great interesting scenes just to prove this.

Mood: solid.
Music: Caught Somewhere In Time by Iron Maiden off of Somewhere In Time.

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