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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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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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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,077,236 (USA) (6 May 2005)

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$1,293,475 (Australia) (29 July 2005)
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Jared Padalecki is one foot taller than co-star Elisha Cuthbert. To make herself appear taller in scenes where she and Padalecki would be filmed together, Cuthbert taped two-inch blocks of wood to the bottoms of her boots. This was only done during scenes where they would be shot from the knee and up. See more »

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When Nick gives Carly his shirt, she puts it on inside-out. In other scenes, she is wearing it normally. See more »

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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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Gun In Hand
Written by Chris Stickney, Jordan Chase, Bradyn Byron, Jason Ciolli and Ryan Loerke
Performed by Stutterfly
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Company
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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"Wrong Turn" meets "Texas Chainsaw massacre". Still the fakest thing is Hilton's acting
8 November 2005 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

**1/2 Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray, Brian Van Holt, Paris Hilton and Jon Abrahams. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.

Yet another classic horror film remade with dunder-headed teenage acting despite grizzly and creative deaths. Based on the 1953 Vincent Price film House of Wax where a maniac kills unsuspecting teenage hooligans and turns them into priceless wax figures. Still with the fantastic set design to make the whole house into wax the movie is a typical classic horror remake like Tobe Hooper's 1974 classic Texas Chainsaw Massacre later remade, despite creativity and so-so acting the movie was still just a gore picture. Director Serra showed mild enthusiasm with his directing but still worth watching. My final rating 7/10.


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