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House of Wax (2005)

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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Cast

Cast overview:
... Carly Jones
... Nick
... Bo
... Paige
... Wade
... Dalton
... Blake
Dragicia Debert ... Trudy Sinclair (as Dragitsa Debert)
Thomas Adamson ... Young Bo
Murray Smith ... Dr. Sinclair
Sam Harkess ... Young Vincent
... Roadkill Driver
... Sheriff
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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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6 May 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wax House, Baby  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,077,236, 8 May 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,064,800

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,064,800
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Trivia

Elisha Cuthbert dyed her hair for the film. See more »

Goofs

When Nick gives Carly his shirt, it's massive on her and you can see the side of her bra, later on when you see her, the shirt fits fine. 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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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Veronica Mars: I Am God (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Spitfire
Written by Liam Howlett and Juliette Lewis (as Juliet Lewis)
Performed by The Prodigy
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Company/XL Recordings Ltd./Mute Corporation
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Pretty Realistic, Intense Violence.
11 May 2005 | by 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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