Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Waxwork (1988, Anthony Hickox)
All-Time Great Late '80s Video Funtimes
One of my all-time favourite horror flicks, eagerly rented from the late lamented Vision's Videos when i was but nine years old, to revel in the fun, the gore, and - yes, oh yes indeedy! - the scenes where the lovely Deborah Foreman is chained up and whipped into a frenzy of sweaty ecstasy by the Marquis de Sade. Powerful stuff indeed, which had a profound effect on my hormonal adolescent self, producing very powerful sensations in my brain and body.
I defy anyone who's seen seminal scare spoof Carry On Screaming (can such creatures exist?) not to cry 'Frying tonight!' at Warner's waxy demise.
The old video box called it 'more fun than a barrel of mummies' and i really can't put it better than that myself. Genius.