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House of Wax (2005)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  6 May 2005 (USA)
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A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.

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Six friends are on their way to a football game. They decide to camp out for the night and continue driving the next day. The next day the friends find that they're having car troubles, so two of the friends accept a stranger's ride into a small town named Ambrose. The main attraction in Ambrose is the House of Wax. Except something is not right in this town, the wax figures are so realistic and the whole town is deserted - except for two murderous twin brothers. The six friends must fight to survive and escape from being the next exhibits in the House of Wax. Written by Nicky

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The flesh is weak. Wax is forever. See more »

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Rated R for horror violence, some sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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6 May 2005 (USA)  »

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Wax House, Baby  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$604,170 (Australia) (15 July 2005)

Gross:

$1,293,475 (Australia) (29 July 2005)
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Trivia

The town of Ambrose was constructed in 10 weeks, and was modeled after a real town in Eritrea called Asmara. Asmara was built by the Italians in Africa during World War II in the Modern Style rather than the Deco Style, which was more popular at the time. See more »

Goofs

When Bo picks up the glue to silence Carly, her hair is on her face in front of her eyes and she is looking up. In the next shot, her hair is off her face and she is looking forward. See more »

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[first lines]
Trudy Sinclair: You are being such a good boy. Would you like some more cereal, sweetheart? Here you go.
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Crazy Credits

Random letters in the end credits of the movie begin to melt down from the screen as they appear. Also, some pairs of letters are joined, just like Bo and Vincent when they were born. See more »

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Referenced in Supernatural: Fallen Idols (2009) See more »

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I've Written A Letter To Daddy
Written by Henry Tobias, Moe Jaffe, Larry Vincent and Frank De Vol
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Great Gore & suspense....but NO Paris touching wax and saying THAT'S HOT!???
5 May 2005 | by (Phoenix, AZ U*S*A) – See all my reviews

I saw a sneak preview of this Tuesday night with a group of friends and we had a blast! After seeing sneak peaks for BOOGEYMAN (Horrible! 3/10) and Amityville Remake (so-so 6/10) I enjoyed this a lot more! As seen in the trailer, one knock I had was believing that a whole town could be "forgotten" but this is a cheesy popcorn horror movie so I accept it for what it is.

My only major complaint is I assumed Paris Hilton would touch wax or get dipped etc. and moan "that's hot" but they didn't do that (how could they resist???).

There is NO nudity from the 2 girls although Paris looks great in her lingerie! I'm surprised they didn't put a 3rd "hot token victim" in the movie for some needless nudity which is the norm for this type of flick! I won't list any death or plot spoilers BUT I will say that Paris & Eliza both get roughed up good!

The characters are developed decently and are somewhat likable (not like Cabin Fever where you wanted them to die) and the movie has a decent pace although nothing happens in the 1st 30 minutes like most horror films.

I give it a 8/10 as it delivered good scares and gore and I had low expectations going into it. If you go with some friends that like cheesy horror movies you'll have a good time.

Noah


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