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House of Wax (2005)

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

Director:

Jaume Collet-Serra

Writers:

Charles Belden (story), Chad Hayes (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Elisha Cuthbert ... Carly Jones
Chad Michael Murray ... Nick
Brian Van Holt ... Bo
Paris Hilton ... Paige
Jared Padalecki ... Wade
Jon Abrahams ... Dalton
Robert Ri'chard ... Blake
Dragicia Debert Dragicia Debert ... Trudy Sinclair (as Dragitsa Debert)
Thomas Adamson Thomas Adamson ... Young Bo
Murray Smith Murray Smith ... Dr. Sinclair
Sam Harkess Sam Harkess ... Young Vincent
Damon Herriman ... Roadkill Driver
Andy Anderson ... 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 ahmetkozan

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Prey. Slay. Display. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The film takes place in Florida. One of the filming locations of this film's predecessor, House of Wax (1953), was Saint Augustine, Florida. See more »

Goofs

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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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 »

Alternate Versions

The uncut version is rated R21 in Singapore. Two scenes needed to be trimmed to secure an NC16 rating. First is the body dragging scene where the head slowly detaches itself from the torso. Next is the scene where the killer graphically removes a pole that is jammed into a female victim's head. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Scream 4 (2011) See more »

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Helena
Written by Gerard Way, Matt Pelissier, Frank Iero, Ray Toro and Mikey Way
Performed by My Chemical Romance
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Impressive slasher flick
21 October 2005 | by mjw2305See all my reviews

As a lover of the horror genre, i found House of Wax quite refreshing. It is a cheesy style remake of a classic and doesn't really do anything that i've not seen before, but it has an Ora about it takes sets it apart from a lot of the mediocre horror flicks in recent times.

The build up, although slow is well paced and introduces the characters well enough so that we 'the audience' develop a liking for them; and when the killing's start i'm sure you'll agree the wait was worth it.

Overall, House of Wax has a decent cast, adequate story, great tension and wonderful over the top death and violence that make it a must see for cheesy horror lovers and a safe bet for any horror fan.

8/10


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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wax House, Baby See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,077,236, 8 May 2005

Gross USA:

$32,064,800

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,766,121
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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