Waxwork 2 : Lost in Time title

(AKA Lost in Time)

Tag line : A Killer is waiting in the past, present and future.

Waxwork 2 : Lost in TimePicking up from the end of the last film, Mark and Sarah (Zach Galligan returning as Mark, but with Monika Schnarre playing Sarah this time) escape the battle that destroys the evil waxworks, only to end up doing battle with another series of characters from horror folk lore.

With no one believing their story about what happened at the Waxworks, they head back to the home of occult expert Sir Wilfred (Patrick MacNee's character from the previous film) only to get sucked into a time portal after messing around with some of his artefacts.

There they discover that many of the stories that horror films are based on are all too real as they end up jumping between different times and dimensions, confronting the likes of Frankenstein and his monsters, as well as Aliens, Zombies, Jack the Ripper and various other movie monsters.

Originally released in the UK as "Lost in Time" and marketed, rather bizarrely, as a standalone film (which must have been rather confusing for those not familiar with the original), if you liked "Waxwork", you should enjoy this, which is hugely tongue in cheek and also pokes fun at various horror films, like "Dawn of the Dead", "Nosferatu" and "Man in the Iron Mask" (can that be considered a horror?).

The humour is a bit more slapstick this time, but is still bloody good fun and like the last film features a good supporting cast, including Bruce Campbell, David Carradine, George 'Buck' Flower and former Spandau Ballet bass player, turned actor, Martin Kemp in one of his earlier roles (Patrick MacNee also briefly reprises his role).

Definitely one for fans of the original and people who like cheeky homage's to classic horror movies.

Overall Marks : 6/10.

Terrifying Trivia.

  • Deborah Foreman was asked to reprise her role as Sarah but turned it down.

  • Dolph Lundgren was offered the role of Frankenstein's monster, but declined.

  • The "Dawn of the Dead" and "Man in the Iron Mask" scenarios were concepts that were dropped from the original film.

  • Whilst looking through Sir Wilfred's artefacts Mark comes across a blood stained Hockey Mask, similar to the ones used in the "Friday the 13th" films. This was a nod to an unused idea from the original film, in which they had planned on having a Jason Voorhees Waxwork, but had to drop the idea due to legal reasons.

  • The 'old' film Sarah's stepfather (George 'Buck' Flower) is watching is the 1989 sci-fi spoof "Lobster Man from Mars" which also starred Deborah Foreman and featured director Anthony Hickox in an acting role.

  • Drew Barrymore has a brief role as a vampire victim during the "Nosferatu" scene

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