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House of Wax -- Six friends are stranded in a ghost town where a towering wax museum looms ahead. And inside are two brothers who have a special way of making the wax figures look real...
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House of Wax -- Six friends are stranded in a ghost town where a towering wax museum looms ahead. And inside are two brothers who have a special way of making the wax figures look real...
House of Wax -- Six friends are stranded in a ghost town where a towering wax museum looms ahead. And inside are two brothers who have a special way of making the wax figures look real...
House of Wax -- Clip: What's that smell?

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Charles Belden (story)
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Release Date:
6 May 2005 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Gejagt. Ermordet. Zur Schau gestellt. (Hunted.Murdered.Displayed.) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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5 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Directed by
Jaume Collet-Serra 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Charles Belden (story)

Chad Hayes (screenplay) &
Carey Hayes (screenplay) (as Carey W. Hayes)

Produced by
Bruce Berman .... executive producer
Susan Downey .... producer (as Susan Levin)
Herb Gains .... executive producer (as Herbert W. Gains)
Richard Mirisch .... co-producer
Erik Olsen .... associate producer
Steve Richards .... executive producer
Joel Silver .... producer
Robert Zemeckis .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Ottman 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen F. Windon (director of photography) (as Stephen Windon)
 
Film Editing by
Joel Negron 
 
Casting by
Mary Gail Artz 
Barbara Cohen 
 
Production Design by
Graham 'Grace' Walker 
 
Art Direction by
Brian Edmonds (supervising art director)
Nicholas McCallum 
 
Set Decoration by
Beverley Dunn 
 
Costume Design by
Alex Alvarez 
Graham Purcell 
 
Makeup Department
Karen Adcock .... wax hair technician (as Karen Adcock-Kelly)
Paige Badenoch .... additional makeup artist
Jason Baird .... prosthetic effects supervisor
Jason Baird .... wax body supervisor
Kate Birch .... wax hair technician (as Kate Birch)
Bert Burless .... wax technician
Rosalina Da Silva .... key makeup artist
Sean Genders .... wax technician
Tina Gordon .... wax hair technician
Dave Grasso .... special makeup effects artist (as David Grasso)
Karen Grose .... wax coordinator
Michael Henry .... wax technician
Grady Holder .... makeup effects technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
Simon Joseph .... wax hair technician
Adam Kealy .... wax technician
Grant Lehman .... wax technician
Maree McDonald .... hair stylist: second unit
Maree McDonald .... makeup artist: second unit
Antony McMullen .... air brush artist: wax department
Anita Morgan .... key hair stylist
Anita Morgan .... key makeup artist
Steve Parker .... airbrush technician
Michelle Ritchie .... wax hair technician
Kym Sainsbury .... wax hair supervisor
Andy Schoneberg .... special makeup effects artist
Shane Thomas .... key hair stylist
Shane Thomas .... key hair stylist
Kevin Wasner .... special makeup effects artist
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Justin Ditter .... wig maker (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Troy Clarke .... unit manager
Bill Draper .... executive in charge of production
Mick Dray .... assistant unit manager
Herb Gains .... unit production manager
Sharon Miller .... unit production manager
Jamie Whitfield .... unit manager: second unit
Barbara Russo .... post-production executive (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William H. Burton Jr. .... second unit director (as Billy Burton)
Julie Burton .... third assistant director: second unit
Miranda Colman .... third assistant director
Jamie Crooks .... first assistant director
Tony Edwards .... second assistant director: second unit
Tim Hughes .... second second assistant director
Ian Kenny .... first assistant director: second unit (as Ian 'Hood' Kenny)
Wade Savage .... first assistant director: second unit
Paul Sullivan .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Axel Bartz .... set designer
Dianne Bennett .... head greens (as Di Bennett)
Joshua Black .... set finisher
Bob Booker .... property master
Kassandra Bossell .... props
Tom Brkich .... painter
Les Brough .... signwriter
Wendy Buick .... graphic designer
Daniel Cairns .... stand-by props: second unit
Graeme Callander .... storyboard artist
Jac Charlton .... set dresser
James Colmer .... concept illustrator
Justine Dunn .... set dresser
Dane Eade .... set builder
Craig Fison .... sculptor
Dave Franks .... assistant property master
Suzie Freeman .... art department accountant (as Suzie McLean)
Christopher Glass .... concept illustrator
Julia Holden .... storyboard artist
Klaus Kastberg .... model maker
Mark Kennedy .... stand-by painter
Yoomin Lee .... assistant art department coordinator
David Nimmo .... set designer
Steve Parker .... painter
Matthew Putland .... set dresser
Russell Sharp .... wax department sculptor
Gary Sherline .... head propmaker
Hayon Simmons .... stand-by props
Dilys Tan .... art department coordinator
Brent Tasker .... stand-by greens
Heidi Tuchscherer .... assistant construction coordinator
Kerry Turnbull .... assistant art director
Nick Walker .... scenic artist
Jack Watford .... construction coordinator
Paula Whiteway .... set designer
Harry Zettel .... stand-by props
Tim Allen .... miniatures (uncredited)
Enrico Altmann .... assistant painter (uncredited)
Phillip Beadsmoore .... wax sculptor (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Richard Adrian .... sound designer
Richard Adrian .... supervising sound editor
Christopher Alba .... first assistant sound editor
Paul 'Salty' Brincat .... sound mixer
Sean Byrne .... sound re-recordist
David E. Campbell .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dave Campbell)
Rod Conder .... boom operator
Scott Curtis .... supervising foley editor
André Dias .... dubbing editor
Julia Evershade .... supervising adr editor
Stephanie Flack .... supervising dialogue editor
Mark Johnston .... sound recordist
Larry Kemp .... foley editor
Eddie Kim .... sound effects editor
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer
Mark Larry .... sound effects editor
Eric Lindemann .... sound effects editor (as Eric Warren Lindemann)
Nicole Miller .... sound assistant
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist
James Morioka .... sound effects editor
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer (as Thomas O'Connell)
James Azizi Penny .... assistant sound editor
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
John T. Reitz .... sound re-recording mixer (as John Reitz)
John Roesch .... foley artist
Gregg Rudloff .... sound re-recording mixer
Ann Scibelli .... sound effects editor
Donna G. Walker .... post sound operations
Donald L. Warner Jr. .... foley editor (as Donald L. Warner)
Nathan Whitehead .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Peter Armstrong .... special effects senior technician
Bruce Bright .... special effects supervisor
Leanne Brooks .... special effects office coordinator
Simon Buckley .... special effects technician
Greg Dennison .... special effects senior technician
David Fletcher .... special effects coordinator
Sebastian Foxx .... special effects assistant
Dean Franklin .... special effects technician
Richard Howie .... special effects senior technician
Matt Keogh .... special effects technician
Jim Leng .... special effects technician
Steven Munson .... mold/technical department: K.N.B. EFX Group
Greg Oliver .... special effects technician
James Paul .... special effects technician
Kym Sainsbury .... prosthetics
Robert Schoch .... special effects technician
Adrian Seabert .... special effects technician
Mark Stone .... special effects technician
Julian Summers .... special effects technician
Rob Suttie .... special effects senior technician
Rebecca Thiele .... special effects technician
Kevin Turner .... senior special effects technician
Patricia Urias .... special effects: foam department
Lindsay Vivian .... special effects runner
Jenny Wallace .... special effects buyer
Jody Waters .... special effects leading hand
Sharron Williams .... special effects assistant
Kent Willis .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
John B. Anderson .... shading supervisor
Adam Avery .... visual effects editor
John Breslin .... visual effects supervisor
Andrew Butler .... digital effects artist
Angus Cameron .... compositor
Angus Cameron .... digital effects supervisor
Ean Carr .... compositor
Mark Chataway .... visual effects
Craig Clarke .... digital compositor
Sam Cole .... digital compositor
Tony Cole .... digital effects artist
Dean Cranney .... technical support
Chris Davies .... digital compositor
Chris Dawson .... motion control operator
Dale Duguid .... visual effects designer
Dale Duguid .... visual effects production manager
Simon Dye .... compositor
Dane Eade .... miniatures maker
Elisa Esteban .... CG effects artist
Suzanne Evans-Booth .... visual effects coordinator
Matt Greig .... digital compositor
Richard David Hall .... digital compositor
Jayne Herrmann .... digital effects coordinator: Photon
Ian Hunter .... visual effects supervisor
Mike Kelly .... visual effect assistant
Nicky Ladas .... IT manager
Evans Mark .... digital artist
Mark Masson .... tracking supervisor: Photon VFX
Damon Milman .... technical director
Ben Morgan .... digital compositor
Shelly Morrow .... digital compositor
Catherine Nelson .... digital compositor
Jim O'Hagan .... digital compositor: PhotonVFX
Julian Parry .... visual effects supervisor
Kim Pearce .... senior systems administrator
Stuart Pearson .... visual effects color timer
Eric Person .... digital effects colorist: Photon VFX
Eric Person .... scanning supervisor: Photon VFX
Price Pethel .... digital intermediate colorist (as Michael Price Pethel)
Cheryl Potter .... visual effects editor
Loren Robinson .... digital compositor
Leah Sachs .... digital compositor (as Jennifer Lee Scheer)
David Sanger .... visual effects producer
Matt Sloan .... on-set match mover
Murray Smallwood .... digital compositor
Cameron Smith .... digital compositor: Photon VFX
Sean Steinmuller .... lead animator
Craig Stevenson .... CG effects artist
Michele Stewart .... visual effects bidding producer: Photon VFX
Daniel Sunwoo .... compositor
Elizabeth Symes .... visual effects producer
Kat Szuminska .... digital effects production supervisor
Mark Tamny .... compositor
Catherine Tate .... digital compositor
Bridget M. Taylor .... digital compositor: Photon VFX
Greg Tuckwell .... art director: miniatures
Louis Turcot .... digital effects artist
Randy Vellacott .... digital compositor
Donna Wallace .... visual effects production accountant
Martin Wiseman .... digital effects production manager
Paul Booth .... visual effects editor (uncredited)
Mark Nettleton .... compositor (uncredited)
Derek Wentworth .... compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Danny Baldwin .... stunt coordinator: Australia
Sue Baldwin .... stunts
Melissa Barker .... stunts
Keir Beck .... key stunt rigger
Bradd Buckley .... stunts
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunt coordinator (as Billy Burton)
Steve Daddow .... stunts (as Stephen Daddow)
Nicole Downs .... stunts (as Nicole Downes)
Steve Harman .... stunts
Bob Hicks .... stunt coordinator
Brendan Jakins .... stunt rigger
Rick MacLure .... stunts
Jacob Moana .... stunts
Angela Moore .... stunt double
Victor Parascos .... stunts
Darko Tuscan .... stunts (as Darko Tuskan)
Annette Van Moorsel .... stunts
Mick Van Moorsel .... stunts
Ron Vreeken .... stunts
Lana Williams .... safety officer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tov Belling .... first assistant camera: second unit
Massimo Bordonaro .... ad/pub services
Craig Bryant .... best boy electric: second unit
Ricki Byrne .... clapper loader: second camera, second unit (as Riki Byrne)
Simon Chapman .... director of photography: documentary
Simon Cooke .... dolly grip
Simon Currie .... video split operator
Karl Engeler .... gaffer
Charlie Fergusson .... clapper loader: second unit
Greg Gilbert .... Steadicam operator
Greg Gilbert .... camera operator: "b" camera
Simon Harding .... camera operator: second unit
Billy Harmer .... grip: miniture unit
Gillian Huxley .... stand-by rigger
Benn Hyde .... key grip
Ben King .... clapper loader
Adam Kuiper .... key grip
Adam Kuiper .... key grip: second unit
Warren Lazarides .... assistant camera
Maurice McKay .... best boy grip: second unit
Cameron Murchison .... clapper loader
Ben Nott .... camera operator: second unit
Mick O'Brien .... gaffer: second unit
Phil Pastuhov .... aerial director of photography
Troy Reichman .... clapper loader: second camera, second unit
Benjamin Relf .... video split operator
Melinda Rickman .... clapper loader: second unit
Ricky Schamburg .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Ricky Shamburg)
Stewart Sorby .... rigging gaffer
Marc Spicer .... camera operator
Marc Spicer .... camera operator: "a" camera
Marc Spicer .... director of photography: second unit
Joe Stick .... rigging best boy
Matt Toll .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Vince Valitutti .... still photographer
Anthony Veith .... best boy
Mark Wareham .... camera operator: second unit
Jayden York .... libra head technician
Andrew Conder .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Judith Cruden .... extras casting
Mia Levinson .... casting associate
Tom McSweeney .... casting: Australia
Trish Wallace .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wendy Asher .... costume buyer
Mary Lou Da Roza .... costume buyer
Amanda Enders .... stand-by costumes
Louise Hogg .... stand-by costume: second unit
Elly Kamal .... costume supervisor
Helen Maggs .... stand-by costumes
Gabrielle Nagy .... costume coordinator
Emma Shakes .... costume props
Karen Thorn .... costume buyer
Samantha Walker .... set costumer
Samantha Walker .... stand-by costumes
 
Editorial Department
Michel Aller .... first assistant editor (as Michel Markus)
Nicholas Hasson .... digital intermediate editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Mandy Jacobs .... assistant editor
Jackie Lee .... digital intermediate producer
David Orr .... color timer
Price Pethel .... digital intermediate colorist (as Michael Price Pethel)
Clay Rawlins .... assistant editor
Erik Rogers .... digital intermediate producer
Keith Shaw .... colorist: mastering
Mike Chiado .... digital intermediate effects (uncredited)
Bill Daly .... post-production executive (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Rick Giovinazzo .... orchestrator
Amanda Goodpaster .... music editor
Bruce Harvey .... conductor
Damon Intrabartolo .... conductor
Jonathan Klein .... assistant music editor
John Ottman .... orchestrator
John Ottman .... score producer
Robert Puff .... music preparation
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
Casey Stone .... score recording engineer
Greg Hamilton .... additional music preparer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Warwick King .... driver: Elisha Cuthbert
Tapio Piitulainen .... picture car coordinator
 
Other crew
Kathleen Adam .... production aide
Blake Archer .... location manager
Aaron Auch .... assistant: Mr. Silver
Angelique Badenoch .... production secretary
Sim Bajaj .... assistant: Mr. Silver
Jason Bellitto .... assistant: Mr. Murray
Adam Bitterman .... adr voice
Karen Bull .... accounting assistant
Mark Cleary .... technician
Kyle Cooper .... title sequence: executive producer
Steve Courtney .... engineer
David Cowan .... craft service: second unit
Enfys Dickinson .... manager
Frank J. Ellison .... production accountant
Ethan Erwin .... assistant: Ms. Levin
Tanya Fraser .... assistant production office coordinator
Ian Freeman .... assistant location manager
Erick Fuantoise .... production assistant
Traci Genders .... production aide (as Traci Duxbury)
Vickie Gest .... unit nurse: second unit
Karen Grose .... prosthetic artist
Judy Hallin .... second unit coordinator
Katie Harris .... unit nurse
Kelly Helstrom .... staff production coordinator: Warner Bros.
Dean Hood .... insurance accountant
Polly Johnsen .... studio executive (uncredited)
Luke Kelly .... production runner
Jennifer L'Huillier .... script supervisor: second unit
Nicholle Leahy .... assistant accountant
Sally Mann .... payroll supervisor
Campbell Maynes .... production assistant
Paul McCloskey .... assistant: Mr. Richards
Sarah Meyer .... production aide
Paul Norris .... craft service
Toni Pearson .... first assistant accountant
Monique Perez .... assistant: Mr. Zemeckis
Kate Powell .... assistant: Mr. Gains
Keith Rae .... wax figure technical advisor
Sean Rigby .... safety supervisor
Vanessa Rose .... production assistant
Nicola Scarrott .... production aide
Kara Scobey .... assistant: Mr. Collet-Serra
Fiona Searson .... publicist
Tamara Seeck .... assistant: Mr. Collet-Serra
Bruce Shapiro .... dialogue coach
Holly Smith .... assistant: Ms. Levin
Deanne Stratford .... production coordinator
Kayne Tumahai .... production aide: second unit
Sarah Jane Walsh .... assistant: Ms. Cuthbert
Jo Weeks .... script supervisor
Prudence Williams .... assistant accountant
Karyn Zlatkovic-Durbin .... office assistant
Vanessa Rose .... intern (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Wax House, Baby" - USA (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for horror violence, some sexual content and language
Runtime:
113 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Argentina:18 (cable rating) | Australia:MA | Brazil:18 | Canada:18A | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:18A (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Czech Republic:12 | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | France:16 | Germany:18 | Germany:16 (cut) | Hong Kong:IIB | Hong Kong:III (uncut) | Iceland:16 | Ireland:16 | Japan:R-15 | Malaysia:18SG | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | Philippines:R-13 (cut) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R21 | Singapore:NC-16 (video rating) (cut) | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | Taiwan:R-18 | UK:15 | USA:R
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: After the group takes the detour, and they are driving on the back road, there is a shot of the red car from behind. If you look at the very bottom of the screen, you can see the equipment that the car is hooked up to.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

Why does Bo have marks on his wrists? Wasn't it Vincent who was taped up?
Who dies?
Exactly how did the brothers pull it off?
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191 out of 315 people found the following review useful.
Great Gore & suspense....but NO Paris touching wax and saying THAT'S HOT!???, 5 May 2005
Author: Noah Broessel (noazrk) from Phoenix, AZ U*S*A

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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