1988’s ‘Waxwork’ Is Getting A Remake

September 4, 2015

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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Most every hardcore horror fan has seen Anthony Hickox’s 1988 film ‘Waxwork’, in which a wax museum owner uses his horror exhibits to bring evil to life. ‘Waxwork’ stars Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman, Joe Baker, Jennifer Bassey, David Warner and John Rhys-Davies.


During an interview with Nerd Report director Ian Kessner (Lost After Dark) and screenwriter Bo Ransdell (Lost After Dark) admitted that they are currently developing a remake of ‘Waxwork’.

“…I think we’ve got a real fun take on that and actually we have the blessing of Anthony Hickox, who wrote and directed the original so we’re not just doing fan fiction. We can see a path to this getting made potentially and I would love to see that happen for sure.”  He continued “It’s got a ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ vibe where the waxworks appears in town overnight.” Kessner adds “It’s really fun. It’s also an opportunity for us to play in a whole bunch of horror genres, kind of an anthology where the characters keep falling into these different  vignettes or the different worlds where they tackle different horror tropes, and they tackle the best parts of it, the climax. So it’s really fun for us if we get to make it because we get to explore all there different genres within the horror, sort of like ‘Cabin in the Woods’.”


There is no word yet if a studio is connected to the remake of ‘Waxwork’ or when it might be released.

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