Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) Poster


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Version of 

House of Wax (1953)

Remade as 

House of Wax (1953)
House of Wax (2005)

Edited into 

Mame (1974)
The shot of the 'monster' lifting up the sheet in the morgue was, along with many other Warner Bros. films of the early 1930s, incorporated into the opening credit's of their 1974 musical MAME.


Frankenstein (1931)
When Florence describes the man she saw in the basement of the Wax Museum she says: "He made Frankenstein look like a lily". (51 min. 40 sec.)

Referenced in 

Son of Frankenstein (1939)
the name Igor originated from Mystery of the Wax Museum and was later used for the first time as Dr. Frankenstein's assistant in Son of Frankenstein.
Carry on Screaming! (1966)
basic premise of kidnapping women and encasing them in wax
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
bearded man becomes disfigured and reconstructs his facial features; later tries to use acid/wax on another character to disfigure/kill them, only to have that character saved in the nick of time.
Agatha Christie's Poirot: The King of Clubs (1989) (TV Episode)
Poster from film on studio offfice wall.
Batman (1989)
Jack Napier falls into a giant vat, in a similar way to Ivan Igor at the end of Mystery of the Wax Museum.
House of Wax (2005)
same concept of wax museum killer
The Nutcracker (2008) (Video)
Two humans are turned into statue-like candy figures.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Top 20 Golden Age Horror (2016) (TV Episode)
gets honorable mention

Featured in 

Visions of Light (1992)
Footage of this movie is shown.
Universal Horror (1998) (TV Movie)
The Schlocky Horror Picture Show: Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) (2009) (TV Episode)
Film featured on this episode.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: House of Wax (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip of the film was shown.
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss: Frankenstein Goes to Hollywood (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown and discussed.

Spoofed in 

Young Frankenstein (1974)
Igor pronounced eye-gor rather than ee-gor

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