It's really too bad Tony Hickox had to put gore in this because it
doesn't need it.I mean Waxwork II could have been a great Back to the
Future type family movie with a few re-writes.The story is about two
college students who jump through dimensions(based off of old stories
and horror films) to prove their name in a murder case. The film is
very colorful and fun.I would have liked it if the Scarbis story was
cut a little shorter but I was happy with what we got.The highlight of
the movie is the swordfight,the Nosferatu scene was laugh out loud
funny.I rented it for B movie legend Bruce Campbell,he has a brief part
but fans won't be disappointed..
Lamer than the first, which is a pity.
Like most sequels, Waxwork II is lamer than the first, which is a pity
because I liked its predecessor.
Their director/writer Anthony Hickox pretty much took what was fun
about the first - the entering into different horror realms - and ran
amok with it. The leads travel through time (and I guess realities) -
much like Sliders - while looking for something or other. Slowly at
first, but eventually they wind up barreling through realities as
though Hickox had too many references that he wanted to fit into the
movie but didn't have enough time to. Some are fun - one S&M one is a
tad disturbing - but they've since lost their original charm.
Horror-comedy stalwart, Bruce Campbell, does the same overacting
schtick from his Evil Dead movies but his all-too-short cameo was the
highlight of the movie for me..