The plot to both features is rather similar, in each case serving to set up a bunch of mini-movies loaded with tributes and/or parodies of classic cinema monsters. In the first film, amysterious wax museum, presided over by David Warner, appears in town, and a group of teensill-advisedly wander in. Step too near an exhibit, and you wind up in the world depicted, upagainst a werewolf, the mummy, vampires, and so on. In the sequel, Zach Galligan (hero of thefirst) and his gir…friend (Monika Schnarre, taking over the role from Valley Girl DeborahForeman) must travel through various movie scenarios to defeat the evil. The character scenesare weak, with dialogue so nonsensical it borders on the surreal. The set pieces, though, are goodgory fun.
Yet another case of a passable 2.0 soundtrack. The music comes off best, and helps beef upthe sound considerable, with strong surround presence. The sound effects aren’t too impressive,largely because they aren’t given much rear speaker time. When present, they aren’t bad. Thereis some gurgle on the sound as well.
Sigh. Yet more fullscreen transfers. The first film starts off with a very pale look, butimproves in the darker scenes. The reds look good, and the contrasts are fine. The grain is fairlynoticeable. You won’t slit your wrists over the picture, but you won’t be holding any paradeseither.
A bare-bones disc, saved by the fact that it is a double bill, and there is some fun to be hadwith the films.