Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Waxwork (1959)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Anthology Series [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Working the London beat, American reporter Raymond Houston (Barry Sullivan) is in danger of losing his job because of his chronic gambling. As a last-ditch effort to remain employed, Houston arranges to spend a night in a wax museum, then write an article about his nocturnal experiences in the museum's "Murderer's Den." As the evening drags on, Houston becomes more and more frightened, convinced that at least one of the waxwork murderers will come to life before the sun rises. This episode is based on a famous 1931 short story by eminent suspense writer A.M. Burrage (and appropriately enough, the "A" stands for "Alfred").