After the policeman visits the Waxwork with Mark, he realizes that many of the statues of the victims resemble missing people from posters he had seen. These posters are actually just copies of one of the posters from the opening credits of The Lost Boys (1987). All of the missing person posters have a single photo of a missing adult, but the posters all have the same information of two missing children on the poster: William G. Bailey 7-26-62 Sandy blond hair brown eyes Missing since August 6, 1979 (or 1973) Call the Santa Carla Police Department Susan Wilbur 5-30-69 Black Hair Blue Eyes Missing since February 6, 1983.
Patrick Tantalo said that the Zombie sequence was filmed in one night in Griffith Park. Because they only had one night to film the sequence, the scene where a severed Zombie hand grabs Zach Galligan (Mark) on the wrist was filmed in reverse.
Several names of the characters were changed from the initial shooting script for "Waxwork". Tony was given a last name, Masters, which was left out of the film. Mr. Lincoln's midget butler Junior was originally called "Hans", and Lincoln's tall servant Hans was called "Lurch" because he was described in the script as a Lurch-type character.
When China enters Dracula's dining room, from the front Dracula is sitting at the dining table. When it cuts to a back view on Dracula, however, he's standing instead. In the following side shot, Dracula is seated and then he stands up.
What are the differences between the R-Rated cut and the Unrated version of the movie?
Well there are only minor differences between both versions but the Unrated cut of the movie features several extended violent scenes that are missing in the R-Rated version. But the complete difference is less than 10 seconds. Nevertheless a detailed comparison between these versions with pictures can be found here.In Britain a censored Unrated version was released on VHS. Here, two scenes showing Sara being whipped were cut. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be seen here.
Are any of the characters real?
The Marquis de Sade was a real person from the 18th century and was famous for his outrageous sexual escapades and love of inflicting physical pain on his partners. However in real life he was French, never killed anyone or even inflicted serious injury upon them and was never considered evil. The term 'sadism' is derived from him. Ironically de Sade survived the French Revolution which killed so many of his contemporary aristocrats because he was in an insane asylum at the time due to his perverted exploits and what were regarded at the time as obscene publications on sexual matters.