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House of Wax

(DVD - 2009)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
House of Wax
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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.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2009]
ISBN: 9781419887291
1419887297
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (165 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: McHugh, Frank 1899-1981.�
Farrell, Glenda 1904-1971.�
Wray, Fay 1907-2004�
Atwill, Lionel 1885-1946�
Picerni, Paul 1922-�, -
Jones, Carolyn 1929-1983�
Kirk, Phyllis 1930-2006�
Lovejoy, Frank 1914-1962�
Price, Vincent 1911-1993�
Curtiz, Michael 1888-1962�
De Toth, André d. 2002�
Wilbur, Crane 1886-1973.�
Foy, Bryan 1895-1977.�
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Vitaphone Corp
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
Alternate Title: Mystery of the Wax Museum

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Oct 30, 2012
  • kpkowalski rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Also contains Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

May 24, 2011
  • macabrescribe rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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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