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Terror in the Wax Museum (1973)

The murder of a Wax Museum proprietor and some other strange goings-on in the vicinity prompt a police investigator to determine whether the killer is one of the principles who wants to own... See full summary »

Director:

Georg Fenady

Writers:

Jameson Brewer (screenplay), Andrew J. Fenady (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Milland ... Harry Flexner
Elsa Lanchester ... Julia Hawthorn
Maurice Evans ... Inspector Daniels
John Carradine ... Claude Dupree
Mark Edwards ... Sergeant Michael Hawks (as Mark W. Edwards)
Louis Hayward ... Tim Fowley
Patric Knowles ... Mr. Southcott
Lisa Lu ... Madame Yang
Steven Marlo ... Karkov
Nicole Shelby Nicole Shelby ... Margaret Collins
Shani Wallis ... Laurie Mell
Broderick Crawford ... Amos Burns
Ben Wright ... First Constable
Mathilda Calnan Mathilda Calnan ... First Charwoman
Peggy Stewart ... Second Charwoman
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Storyline

The murder of a Wax Museum proprietor and some other strange goings-on in the vicinity prompt a police investigator to determine whether the killer is one of the principles who wants to own the museum or if Jack the Ripper has returned to killing after a hiatus of ten years.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 1974 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Terror en el museo de cera See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mark Edwards was cast after the producers saw him in a British horror film. See more »

Goofs

In several scenes, the wax figures can be seen moving and breathing. See more »

Quotes

[after Harry shows up to work with a hangover]
Julia Hawthorn: You're late and you look a disgrace!
Harry Flexner: I feel splendid!
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Connections

Referenced in Fantasy Island: The Tallowed Image/Room and Bard (1983) See more »

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Terror in the Wax Museum: Passable affair, barely
23 September 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Terror in the Wax museum tells the story of a museum curator who is murdered and the mystery surrounding it. Did the Jack the Ripper exhibit come to life and kill or is someone with something to gain to blame?

This quirky little murder mystery is more that than a horror, relatively well made as a whole and comes with competent cast and a passable story.

The trouble is by about the half way mark my interest waned, the story had veered off and the grip the film had over me loosened.

This isn't bad but it comes off more like a Hammer Horror than perhaps intended and the mystery and "Whodunit" simply wasn't very engaging.

Nice ideas, poor execution.

The Good:

Decent enough premise

The Bad:

Trails off

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

It doesn't take much for a woman to faint


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