18/6/2020 6:38 pm  #1

Terror in the Wax Museum (1973)

I just finished watching this 1973 release from Bing Crosby Productions on Amazon Prime and it left me puzzled. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terror_in_the_Wax_Museum  I am curious what the thought process was behind its creation.  Its plot is a throw back to nonadventurous B pictures of the 1930s and 1940s.  They were making more daring television movies than this in the 1970s, not to mention the theatrical releases that this was competing with.  Castwise, its a sort of Love Boat of horror films and uses Ray Milland, Louis Hayward, Elsa Lancaster, Patrick Knowles, Broderick Crawford, Maurice Evans, and Ben Wright in prominent roles.  The director was relatively inexperienced, and its filming, which may be on videotape, isn't much more artful than your average soap opera. Overall, I enjoyed it, but it left me wondering why it was made?  Was it made in hopes of selling to television, but that never happened?  Was it made as a tax shelter, as was the case with many films of the period?  Was it made largely to give employment to many old stars?  Does anyone know?


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