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The owner of a Waxmuseum needs for three of his models stories to be told to the audience. For that reason he has hired a writer... (imdb)

Genres: Drama, Suspense/Thriller, Fantasy, Horror

AKA: Das Wachsfigurenkabinett

Country: Germany

Directed By: Leo Birinsky, Paul Leni

Written By: Henrik Galeen

Starring: Emil Jannings, Conrad Veidt, Werner Krauss, William Dieterle, Olga Belajeff, John Gottowt

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Waxworks belongs to 18 collections
1. Features under 91 minutes (public: moderated by epiphany - 36 stars)
2. Portmanteau or Anthology (public: moderated by djross - 8 stars)
3. List: Taschen (public: moderated by KasperL - 6 stars)
4. Horror anthologies (public: moderated by Alien3 - 4 stars)
5. Expressionist (public: moderated by Spunkie - 2 stars)
6. Top 100 German films (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 2 stars)
8. The Overlook Film Encyclopedia: Horror 1920s (public: moderated by RoyalB)
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TCI | Percentile | Date Ranked | # Stars (Reviews)
Date User Score
Dec 28, 2017 mathiasa
30 4%
Dec 20, 2017 Systematicer
70 69%
Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
60 49%
Aug 02, 2017 whataboutit
80 41%
Mar 11, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
67 68%
Feb 05, 2017 Roedhakk
3 3%
Nov 20, 2016 Limdebois Limdebois
65 50%
Sep 25, 2016 zoPZ_ii zoPZ!
40 21%
Veidt is great, sets are great, some scattered sequences are great (like escaping the scene of the Caliph's murder, the finale). Generally, I am not into these trans-historical anthology films and overall this is no exception.
Jun 17, 2016 robot2xl robot2xl
73 48%
Feb 04, 2016 Mochard Mochard
60 28%
Nov 27, 2015 coroner
70 56%
Nov 23, 2015 auhasarderik auhasarderik
6 39%
Seems like the only idea behind this was to have some arresting visuals following this fantasy anthology, and also maybe the casting of the stars as sideshows for each one. Watchable.
Nov 01, 2015 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
75 44%
It's a German Expressionist silent, which is always cool, but besides the rich visual style it doesn't have a whole lot going for it. Not that any of it is bad, the stories are enjoyable enough and there hardly a dull moment, but I'd like more than that.
Oct 11, 2015 Lilarcor Lilarcor
60 18%
Aug 22, 2015 Patatuela
60 28%
Jul 20, 2015 thirdeye42
68 29%
Jul 12, 2015 jpmarchant
82 8%
Jun 17, 2015 russalka russalka
79 27%
May 18, 2015 zetes
70 39%
Apr 25, 2015 gargantua gargantua
60 45%
Apr 20, 2015 tonydal tonydal
70 40%
Jan 25, 2015 mfjlefou mfjlefou
70 50%
Dec 11, 2014 joachimt joachimt
70 64%
Dec 09, 2014 micmac_ii micmac
63 48%
Aug 06, 2014 karamzin
70 82%
Jul 30, 2014 Ryanola
80 89%
Apr 19, 2014 glm01
58 17%
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Mar 05, 2014 BarbaraV
92 59%
Feb 17, 2014 FoxyRussian FoxyRussian ()
65 19%
Excellent acting and set design doesn't save this anthology from being 3 stories that at best drag on a little to long or at worst are near sleep inducing.
Feb 08, 2014 dead_man dead man
85 62%
Jan 31, 2014 bizarreeye bizarre_eye
79 82%
Jan 24, 2014 debaser1985
70 58%
Dec 20, 2013 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
54 51%
Dec 20, 2013 filmaffinity filmaffinity
65 61%
Dec 15, 2013 Dorkovsky Dorkovsky
5 61%
Nov 28, 2013 kyvetti kyvetti
68 67%
Nov 27, 2013 HVM
60 16%
Oct 11, 2013 fakekael
95 61%
Jul 25, 2013 flund
44 61%
Jun 02, 2013 nbabich
75 4%
Apr 17, 2013 soybomb42
79 40%
Apr 12, 2013 LoboLopez Lobo_Lopez
60 33%
Feb 15, 2013 Sinemaestro Amadeus
77 88%
Jan 17, 2013 kafkalamak kafkalamak
64 21%
Jan 09, 2013 Timmer
66 46%
Dec 02, 2012 PUNQ
60 89%
Aug 20, 2012 Antoine
71 43%
Aug 01, 2012 PeregrinVelo PeregrinVelo
60 38%
Mar 12, 2012 sellos sellos
80 83%
Jan 28, 2012 Dally Dally
65 33%
Dec 25, 2011 sirphibes sirphibes
83 86%
Nov 23, 2011 mightysparks mightysparks
40 15%
Oct 31, 2011 Freder Freder
57 42%
Sep 27, 2011 lucas_M lucas M.
80 44%
Aug 30, 2011 Gui Gui
68 55%
Apr 08, 2011 FlixR8rRedux
72 48%
Feb 08, 2011 Bavafreak
85 69%
Jan 03, 2011 sydhavsPaddy
68 44%
Dec 10, 2010 PerryStroika PerryStroika
64 56%
Oct 16, 2010 FlixR8r FlixR8r
72 71%
Sep 21, 2010 gcgiles gcgiles
85 38%
Jun 20, 2010 nminichino nminichino
50 33%
May 05, 2010 JooJoo JooJoo
4 53%
That ending was definitely impressive. The rest? eh.
Mar 04, 2010 rudolf55
73 37%
Feb 13, 2010 tehstupid tehstupid
5 3%
Sep 30, 2009 shlebede shlebede
70 31%
Sep 29, 2009 MrsEmmaPeel MrsEmmaPeel
73 36%
Jul 20, 2009 caiman caiman
75 47%
Successful for the most part, but some of the segments drag just a bit. But I really enjoyed watching the interpretations of some historical figures. The direction and set design is also impressive, and as always Conrad Veidt is great.
Jul 02, 2009 ZombieBuffet ZombieBuffet
65 65%
May 30, 2009 Vegard
55 31%
May 08, 2009 chemical404 chemical404
69 80%
Considered a lesser expressionist film it still has plenty to offer. Story isn't very interesting, more like a three simple short tales. But the film really shines in detailed expressionistic set design and cutting-edge (for that time) filming techniques like super exposure, shadow lightning effects or distorted lens that still looks great even today. Conrad Veidt gives haunting and unforgettable performance as Ivan the Terrible.
May 05, 2009 imdb imdb
73 28%
Mar 30, 2009 comanchex
68 44%
Mar 22, 2009 RCMERCHANT RCMERCHANT
90 76%
Dec 21, 2008 KMcNeil KMcNeil
5 45%
Dec 10, 2008 jewellrunner jewellrunner
58 26%
Nov 20, 2008 RadioFreeLee RadioFreeLee
56 22%
Jun 08, 2008 flowing flowing
11 3%
May 02, 2008 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
60 53%
Apr 14, 2008 Danilolopes Danilolopes
73 40%
Aug 13, 2007 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
67 32%
Kinda boring compared to the other Leni films I've seen. Nothing much special at all about this one, but it wasn't bad.
Average Percentile 44.85% from 81 Rankings rss