The teen comedy horror genre isn't exactly popular with the critics. But people watch them because, well, they can be fun. And that's just what this is. Nice, neat fun.
It's especially impressive considering it's from a first-time writer/director, Anthony Hickox, who later went on to make decent werewolf TV movie "Full Eclipse" in 1993. Here he gives his own homage to a wide variety of horror movies. You've got your werewolf movie (the very first waxwork, incidentally), your vampire movie, mummies, zombies and an trashy period piece about the Marquis de Sade ... all of these are in waxwork museum along with brief appearances from aliens, Jack the Ripper and more.
At first I expected it just to be a "Dr Terror's House of Horror" style piece with six different stories involved, but it turns out the film has more than enough original ideas to keep itself going. It all ends with every waxwork piece in the place coming to life for a final battle. Which is nice. The actors playing the teenagers all give fairly decent, entertaining performances and you have noteable cameos from the likes of Miles O'Keeffe, John Rhys-Davies (as the werewolf), David Warner and Patrick Macnee (who was in "The Howling"). The script is pretty well structured and very little about the storyline is disappointing.
All in all, this is among the most entertaining movies I've seen in a while, and I'd recommend it if you're after an ninety minutes of light-hearted, slightly twisted enjoyment.
Well what can I say the start of the film is... well random and the music is over dramatic and weird but all in all I didnt mind it. The small guy in the tuxedo (the one who lets them in) is so tiny its cute! :)
Anyway the werewolf in it looks like a smaller version of big foot,a rabbit and a dog (reminds me of someone i know) LOL but na not bad for an oldie. Definitely good for a giggle.
i think this is great
The werewolf segment here is around five minutes long, and it involves one of the teenagers discovering John Rhys-Davies in a cabin on the night of the full moon. This man's name is Anton Webber, and he is a werewolf. You don't actually see him transform, but he does give a hell of a performance, and there's that old werewolf cliche of the claws scratching the table (which is used again in Full Eclipse).
When he changes, the werewolf suit is pretty cool and well-designed, although not all that convincing. What is pretty convincing, however, is the bit where he quite literally rips a man in two. For me, that was what made this a memorable werewolf segment, and it's just the first of the many great physical horror gags that this movie has to offer.
The teenager himself is bitten by the wolf and begins to transform ... this is achieved with a mixture of cutaway shots and pretty cool makeup effects. He never completes the transformation, however, because he is shot with a silver bullet half way through. He later comes back to life again and ends up getting stabbed with a silver blade. Poor guy.