House of Wax

House of Wax

DVD - 2009
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Mystery of the wax museum: The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor.
House of wax: A sculptor of wax figures for a museum is horrified when his partner proposes setting fire to the unpopular museum in order to collect the insurance money. As the wax figures melt amid the blaze, the two men begin to fight. The sculptor is knocked out and left to 'perish' amongst the flames. He resurfaces many years later for the launch of his own wax museum. However, the opening coincides with the sudden disappearance of some dead bodies from the city morgue. His assistant begins to suspect his boss of foul play, especially after the deranged wizard of wax begins eyeing the friend of his assistant's lovely girlfriend as a model for a waxed figure of Marie Antoinette.

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hgibbins
Jul 02, 2016

Classic Vincent Price. I truly think that he is one of Hollywood's greatest actors, he is able to portray virtually any type of character, and make you believe in them.

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Onewhoissaved
Apr 17, 2015

My mother took me to see this when I was a young child. Nightmares ensued that very evening. More than almost any other actor of any generation owes a debt of gratitude to the performances of Vincent Price. Price with his marvelous voice and presence could have chosen to be a stage actor but he selected film as his expertise. We are lucky that he had such a long and vigorous career. He also did a lot more than horror films.

kpkowalski Oct 30, 2012

Also contains Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

macabrescribe May 24, 2011

House of Wax definitely inspired an entire generation of horror flicks. Vincent Price gives a fine performance as a tortured, vengeful artist. It's not too often when an iconic horror movie villain is as layered and believable as Price's disfigured sculptor. This is easily one of his better films due to not only the acting but the fine way in which the movie was made. Despite its age and basis, House of Wax isn't nearly as hokey as it could be.

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