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House of Wax (2005)

R | | Horror | 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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Prey. Slay. Display. 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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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$32,048,809 (USA) (22 July 2005)
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Trivia

Before Paris Hilton was cast as Paige Edwards, Jennifer Connelly and Kate Winslet were originally considered for the role. The rest of the cast was built around her. Her "That's hot" catchphrase is spoken by several characters, for this reason. See more »

Goofs

When Carly and Wade first decide to go in to the church to look for help, the sun is shining and shadows are forming to the left of the screen as we see the view of the front of the church. From shot to shot as Wade and Carly then walk in to the church, the sun is gone and the light is dull with no sunshine. But when Bo turns around in the church the sun is beaming straight through the window on to him from the front rather than from the right, and when Wade and Carly close the door and walk out the sky is still overcast with no sunshine. 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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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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References What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) See more »

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Written by Iggy Pop (as James Osterberg), Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton and David Alexander (as Dave Alexander)
Performed by The Stooges
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
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Pretty Realistic, Intense Violence.
11 May 2005 | by (Calimesa, California) – See all my reviews

House Of Wax is pretty much everything I like in a horror movie. The killers were creepy and freaky but not too over the top. The murders were genuine and realistic looking while the cinematography was great! Carly Jones (Elisha Cuthbert) and her boyfriend, Wade (Jared Padalecki) are going to the big college football game with a group of friends and her brother, Nick (Chad Michael Murray). Along the way, they get tired and look for a place to camp out for awhile and get some rest. As you can imagine, car problems end up keeping them from getting out of their hidden campsite. Carly and Wade head for the small town of Ambrose, which seems strange on the surface.

This is where the real action begins. While I admit that the movie took it's time getting to the good stuff, it was well worth the wait. The special effects department have outdone themselves. Especially when it comes to the house made of wax, itself.

I was very surprised by the low rating given by the IMDb users. I should not be, but I was. Do not be fooled. If you are into horror movies, then this one comes highly recommended. In fact, it has inspired me to see the original and will do so first chance I get. 8/10


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