House of Wax (Widescreen Edition)
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A group of friends on their way to a college football game falls prey toa pair of murderous brothers in an abandoned small town. The friendsdiscover that the psychotic siblings have expanded the area's mainattraction--the House of Wax--and created an entire town filled with thewax-coated corpses of unlucky visitors. Now the group must find a wayout before its members also become permanent exhibits in the House ofWax. Remake of the Warner Bros. horror classic, which was the firstrelease of a 3-D film by a major studio.]]>
- B-roll and bloopers video cast commentary
- From Location: Joel Silver Reveals House of Wax
- Wax On: The Design of House of Wax
- The House Built on Wax: visual effects
- Alternate open: Jennifer killed
- Gag reel
- Theatrical trailer
Top Customer Reviews
Six teens (though Carly and her brother Nick are the stars) on their way to a football game find themselves victims to the evil that lies in an abandoned town. The only remaining residents are two murderous brothers--and those that they turn into wax sculptures. Now, Carly and her five friends must do whatever it takes to protect themselves from falling prey and becoming the next victims of the deadly house of wax. Although it doesn't take that long for you to figure out who's going to survive and who's going to die, you'll find yourself gasping with suspense when you see one of the characters drop dead.
While others may disagree with me on this, I thought the acting wasn't that bad. Elisha Cuthbert (Carly) played a great job as the heroine, and when Jared Padalecki (Wade) was in pain, so was I. And while Paris Hilton (Paige) definitely is not going to win an Oscar for this role, or for any role, but her acting wasn't that bad. The only acting problem I have is that Elisha Cuthbert and Chad Michael Murray (Nick) had WAY too much chemistry on screen.Read more ›
But I was wrong. In fact I found this film to be a terrific new entry into the slasher genre.
The screenplay is very nice. I does not start to kill people right away.. it develops the story... lets you know ter characters... and THEN... just when you are dying to see some killings... it starts.
...And never lets go. The plot is better than you'd expect. Not the usual "six kids get to a wax museum". Instead they get separated in three groups (which opens the space for three almost-independent storylines). This may not look much... but in fact it allows the screenplay to build some plausability and complications. The characters come and go separate ways and the script creates great shock moments exactly at the moment different storylines meet.
And the killings... they are brutal, sadistic... and go beyond the usual "slash-and-you're-dead"... In fact (laughs) nobody dies at first. The screenplay takes the detail up to the limit. All the killings are beautifully constructed.
Without wanting to spoil the fun, I just should say this film goes further on the sadistic things the killers do. Much further than what was acceptable years ago.
I think this film brought new breath to the genre.
Casting is good, makeup is fine. Directing is solid, art direction is discreet enough... I really liked it.
Of course there are better films made 20 or 30 years ago. But this one sits along the best slashers in the last 10 years (if it is not THE best one in 10 years).
But beware! This film is very cruel!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My friend and I decided to watch this movie thinking it would be good also because it had Jared Padadaieki in it. But I'm sorry but it wasn't all that great. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
Honestly, Jared Padalecki is the only reason I gave this 3 stars. :DPublished 1 month ago by K. E. Marrs
The movie starts slow but after a while will keep you at the edge of your seat. Don't try to understand why or how all of these small town's people have been made into wax figures... Read morePublished 1 month ago by GGonz
Love this movie. Horror set in a quaint little town. Paris Hilton isn't a very good actress but, everyone else did a great job.Published 2 months ago by Karen A. Miller
After one gets past the trendy casting of Paris Hilton, this above-average horror flick actually surfaces from the bloody pit of remakes clutching a few... Read more
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