Horror 101 – Episode 109: Waxwork (1988)

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Last show we featured April Fool’s Day from 1986, starring Deborah Foreman. She’s going to be featured again in this 1988 film which also stars Zach Galligan from Gremlins and the legendary David Warner. There have been countless House of Wax type horror films since the dawn of cinema. In 1988 writer/director Anthony Hickox gave us his very first feature film which was his take on this subgenre. It was a hidden gem for me when I first found it on the VHS shelf 30 years ago. It is rarely showed a lot of love in the horror community and for that reason we are going to spend this podcast giving the horror 101 treatment to Waxwork.


01:00 Prelude to Terror
04:00 First finding this film…
14:00 Meeting Mr. Lincoln…
19:45 Tony and the Werewolf…
24:28 Massacre at Dracula’s Castle…
30:15 The Curse of the Mummy…
35:40 Zombies…
36:49 The Marquis De Sade..
41:02 Battle Wheelchair Finale…
45:25 Scoring the Film…
51:34 Conclusion! Thanks for listening!

Waxwork (1988)

Directed and written by: Anthony Hickox


Zach Galligan as Mark
Deborah Foreman as Sarah
Michelle Johnson as China
David Warner as Mr. Lincoln
Dana Ashbrook as Tony
John Rhys-Davies as Werewolf
Miles O’Keeffe as Count Dracula
Patrick Macnee as Sir Wilfred
J. Kenneth Campbell as Marquis de Sade

Special Effects by Bob Keen

All video, pictures and audio used from Waxwork is copyright © 1988 by Vestron Pictures. Used for educational purposes. No reproductions of any kind.