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Waxwork or waxworks may refer to:

Wax museum museum displaying a collection of ril representing famous people

A wax museum or waxworks usually consists of a collection of wax sculptures representing famous people from history and contemporary personalities exhibited in lifelike poses, wearing real clothes.

Wax sculpture

A wax sculpture is a depiction made using a waxy substance. Often these are effigies, usually of a notable individual, but there are also death masks and scenes with many figures, mostly in relief.

<i>Celastrus scandens</i> species of plant

Celastrus scandens, commonly called American bittersweet or bittersweet, is a species of Celastrus that blooms mostly in June and is commonly found on rich, well-drained soils of woodlands. It is a sturdy perennial vine that may have twining, woody stems that are 30 feet (9.1 m) or longer and an inch or more thick at the base. The stems are yellowish-green to brown and wind around other vegetation, sometimes killing saplings by restricting further growth. It has tiny, scentless flowers at the tips of the branches. It has colorful, orange fruits that are the size of a pea. These fruits are poisonous to humans when ingested, but are favorites of birds. C. scandens roots were used by Native Americans and pioneers to induce vomiting, to treat venereal disease, and to treat symptoms of tuberculosis.

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Madame Tussauds Wax museum in London

Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London; it has smaller museums in a number of other major cities. It was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud. It used to be spelled as "Madame Tussaud's"; the apostrophe is no longer used. Madame Tussauds is a major tourist attraction in London, displaying the waxworks of famous and historical figures, as well as popular film and television characters.

Marie Tussaud French artist

Anna Maria "Marie" Tussaud was a French artist known for her wax sculptures and Madame Tussauds, the wax museum she founded in London.

Kane Hodder Horror film actor

Kane Warren Hodder is an American actor, stuntman, and author.

National Wax Museum Plus wax museum in Dublin Temple Bar Dublin, Ireland

The National Wax Museum Plus is a privately owned waxworks museum in Dublin, Ireland.

Philippe Curtius (1737–1794) was a Swiss physician and wax modeller who taught Marie Tussaud the art of wax modelling.

<i>The House That Dripped Blood</i> 1970 film by Peter Duffell

The House That Dripped Blood is a 1971 British horror anthology film directed by Peter Duffell and distributed by Amicus Productions. It stars Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Nyree Dawn Porter, Denholm Elliott, and Jon Pertwee. The film is a collection of four short stories, all originally written and subsequently scripted by Robert Bloch, linked by the protagonist of each story's association with the eponymous building. The film carries the tagline "TERROR waits for you in every room in The House That Dripped Blood."

Louis Tussaud British museum creator

Louis Joseph Kenny Tussaud was the great-grandson of Marie Tussaud, creator of the Madame Tussauds wax museums. He worked at Madame Tussauds museum as a wax figure sculptor but left when his brother John Theodore Tussaud became chief artist and manager of the museum after a limited company was formed in 1888 and sold in 1889. The main shareholder was Edwin Josiah Poyser.

<i>Waxworks</i> (film) 1924 film by Paul Leni, Leo Birinski

Waxworks is a 1924 German silent fantasy-horror film directed by Paul Leni. The film is about a writer who accepts a job from a waxworks proprietor to write a series of stories about the exhibits of Caliph of Baghdad, Ivan the Terrible and Jack the Ripper in order to boost business.

<i>Waxwork</i> (film) 1988 film by Anthony Hickox

Waxwork is a 1988 American horror comedy film written and directed by Anthony Hickox and starring Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman, Michelle Johnson, David Warner, Dana Ashbrook, and Patrick Macnee.

<i>Waxwork II: Lost in Time</i> 1992 film by Anthony Hickox

Waxwork II: Lost in Time is a 1992 American horror comedy film directed and written by Anthony Hickox. It is a sequel to the 1988 film, Waxwork.

<i>Waxworks</i> (1992 video game) 1992 video game

Waxworks is a first-person, dungeon crawl-style role-playing video game developed by Horror Soft. The game was released in 1992. It was originally an Amiga game, but was also released for DOS. This was the last game made by Horror Soft before they became Adventure Soft, the company that made the Simon the Sorcerer series.

Anthony Hickox is an English film director, producer and screenwriter.

<i>Elvira: Mistress of the Dark</i> (video game) video game

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is a survival horror video game developed by Horror Soft and released by Accolade in 1990 for the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and MS-DOS computers. It was Horror Soft's second published game after 1989's Personal Nightmare and stars the actress Cassandra Peterson as her character Elvira the witch.

<i>Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus</i> 1992 video game

Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus is the second game in the Elvira series of horror role-playing video games. It was developed by Horror Soft and published by Accolade in 1992. The game is a sequel to 1990's Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. It was followed by Waxworks, which can be considered its spiritual sequel.

<i>The Mystery of the Missing Necklace</i> novel by Enid Blyton

The Mystery of the Missing Necklace — is a book in the series of Five Find-Outers and Dog by Enid Blyton

Chamber of Horrors (Madame Tussauds)

The Chamber of Horrors was one of the attractions at Madame Tussauds in London, being an exhibition of waxworks of notorious murderers and other infamous historical figures. The gallery first opened as a 'Separate Room' in Marie Tussaud's 1802 exhibition in London and quickly became a success as it showed historical personalities and artifacts rather than the freaks of nature popular in other waxworks of the day. It closed permanently in April 2016.

<i>The Wax Mask</i> 1997 film by Sergio Stivaletti

Wax Mask is a 1997 horror film. The film is set in Rome where a Wax Museum has opened up, whose main attraction is gruesome murder scenes. Shortly after its opening, people began to vanish as new figures appear in the museum.

Wax is a 1935 Mystery novel by British author Ethel Lina White.