Watch Waxwork II: Lost in Time
- 1 hr 44 min
Waxwork II: Lost in Time is a 1992 horror comedy film directed and written by Anthony Hickox, and is the sequel to the 1988 film Waxwork. The film stars Zach Galligan as Mark Loftmore, Monika Schnarre as Sarah Brightman, Martin Kemp as Baron Frankenstein and Bruce Campbell as John Loftmore. The story follows Mark, who is trying to rescue his girlfriend Sarah from the clutches of the evil waxwork, which transports its victims to different worlds or periods in time.
The movie begins with Mark and Sarah escaping from the first film's waxwork museum, where Sarah had been turned into a vampire. They flee to a nearby morgue, where they are picked up by a strange limousine. The limousine is a time machine containing a group of adventurers, who are attempting to right historical wrongs by travelling back in time and changing the course of history.
As the group travels through time, they are pursued by a merciless villain known as The Collector, played by David Warner, who is determined to stop them at any cost. The Collector is also the owner of the waxwork museum, and he is seeking to turn Sarah and Mark into wax figures for his collection.
The story takes the group through various time periods and places, including ancient Egypt, medieval times, and a World War II battle. Along the way, they encounter a variety of characters, including Baron Frankenstein, played by Martin Kemp, who offers to help them in their quest to get back to their own time.
Throughout the film, Hickox uses his skillful directorial touch to create a blend of humor, horror, and adventure. The special effects and makeup are expertly done, and provide a creepy and believable atmosphere. The film also features notable appearances from several actors, including Marina Sirtis of Star Trek: The Next Generation fame and Michael Des Barres, who played Murdoc on MacGyver.
The second part of the movie is in charge of reigniting the original party, investigating other aspects of horror, and exploring other historical moments that, at times, are a plus, and at other times, a distraction from the main search. One standout example is where the evil villain of the movie, The Collector himself, is sent flying through the different movie scenes and everyone he comes across finds his company unbearable.
However, there are times when the movie seems to be trying too hard to achieve the same success as the original. The comedy writing can appear somewhat forced as the film attempts to balance horror with humor, and jokes that land one moment might seem cheesy the next.
Overall, Waxwork II: Lost in Time is a fun, entertaining movie that is worth checking out if you are a fan of horror comedies. With its blend of time-traveling adventure and campy horror, the film manages to keep things fresh and exciting throughout. While it may not have the same cult appeal as the original, it is still an enjoyable ride that is sure to offer thrills and chills.
Waxwork II: Lost in Time is a 1991 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4.