Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992) is an American fantasy comedy horror movie is a sequel to Waxwork (1988). Director and writer Anthony Hickox (Waxwork (1988), Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992), Prince Valiant (1997)) did not have much experience when he made this movie, but he now directed over 25 movies. This science fiction movie was on okay watch, but it is not something that I would go out of my way to watch.
Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992) continues from Waxwork showing us Mark Loftmore (Zach Galligan - Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), Gremlins (1984), Waxwork (1988)) and Sarah Brightman leaving the burning waxwork museum. Sarah (Monika Schnarre - Junior (1994), Dead Fire (1997), Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal (2001)) is unknowingly followed home by a zombie’s disembodied hand. Sarah was blamed for the murder of her alcoholic stepfather with a hammer that the zombie’s hand did. Everyone thinks that Sarah is making up stories about the waxwork so that she can be innocent. Sarah received the help of Mark, and they venture out to deceased Sir Wilfred’s home to find evidence to support her case. They found a film reel of Mark’s grandfather and Sir Wilfred talking about the artifacts they found. Mark and Sarah found a compass looking device in the hidden room. The device was used to travel to other dimensions by good and evil angels.
In summary, the movie is about Mark and Sarah surviving a fire in the wax museum in the first movie and has to travel back in time to prove Sarah’s innocence. A zombie’s disembodied evil hand killed Sarah stepfather, and Sarah is accused of the murder. They meet a warlock in the past that can change his appearance and… watch the movie to find out.
The movie was an enjoyable watch, but not something that you would recommend to your friends. The cast, set and special effects were all excellent, but I felt the movie was too dragged on and could have been better. There was nothing frightening about the movie that will make you the least bit scared. The world fight was good and made me sit up straight to give it my full attention. The ending was so “Back to The Future” ending - cliche or rip off, you choose.
About Waxwork 2: Lost in Time (1992)
Starring: Bruce Campbell, George 'Buck' Flower, Zach Galligan, Drew Barrymore, David Carradine, Buckley Norris, Anthony Hickox, Maxwell Caulfield, Brent Bolthouse, Jim Metzler, Harrison Young, Patrick Macnee, Ilona Margolis, Guy J. Louthan, James D.R. Hickox, Gerry Lively, Marina Sirtis, Eyal Rimmon, Kim Henderson, Billy Kane, Stefanos Miltsakakis, Monika Schnarre, John O'Leary, Martin Kemp, John Ireland, Jack Eiseman, Sophie Ward, Erin Gourlay, Rick Kleber, Steve Painter
Director: Anthony Hickox
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