There will come a time when every beloved horror movie from the 80s has been given a remake, and with the major classics already receiving such treatment, the pickings are starting to get a bit slim. Nevertheless, I’m not sure anyone predicted that 1988 cult classic Waxwork would ever get a modern day upgrade.
In an interview with Nerd Report, filmmakers Ian Kessner and Bo Ransdell revealed that the unexpected remake is in the very early stages of development, and they provided some details about their vision. Kessner and Ransdell are the men behind 80s slasher throwback Lost After Dark, released this week.
“It’s got a Something Wicked This Way Comes vibe where the waxwork appears in town overnight. It’s really fun,” Kessner said of the project. “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 these different genres within the horror, sort of like Cabin in the Woods.”
The original Waxwork was directed by Anthony Hickox, who has given the duo his blessing to go ahead with a remake. In the film, an evil magician creates a wax display of famous monsters and murderers and invites a group of unsuspecting young college students to view the collection. When the kids are trapped in the deadly displays, one-by-one they soon discover that the wax models are more than they appear to be.
While we wait for more information, check out the Waxwork trailer below!