House of Wax

House of Wax

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Cast: Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray, Brian Van Holt

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A bunch of college students are stranded in a small town where suffering for art takes on a whole new meaning in this tale of terror. Carly (Elisha Cuthbert) and her boyfriend, Wade (Jared Padalecki), have hit the road with a handful of their friends to attend a championship college football game; tagging along with them are Carly's bratty friend Paige (Paris Hilton, Carly's trouble-making twin brother Nick (Chad Michael Murray), and Blake (Robert Ri'chard), Paige's latest boy toy. While camping out for the night, the gang makes the mistake of getting on the wrong side of a mysterious local redneck, and the next morning they discover that Wade's car no longer works. As the others continue on to the big game, Carly and Wade make their way into the closest town, Ambrose, and discover it's all but deserted, except for a local tourist attraction, the House of Wax. However, it isn't long before they find out why the wax sculptures at the museum look so freakishly real, and discover a pair of murderous brothers are keen on making them part of the next exhibit. House of Wax is an in-name-only remake of the well-remembered 1953 3-D horror outing starring Vincent Price, which was in turn based on the 1933 picture Mystery of the Wax Museum.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/2005
UPC: 0085393894627
Original Release: 2005
Rating: R
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:53:00

Special Features

B-roll and bloopers video cast commentary; From Location: Joel Silver Reveals House of Wax; Wax On: The Design of House of Wax; The House Built on Wax: The Visual Effects of House of Wax; Alternate Open: Jennifer Killed; Gag reel; Theatrical trailer; Languages: English, Français (Dubbed in Quebec) & Español; Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Feature film only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elisha Cuthbert Carly
Chad Michael Murray Nick
Brian Van Holt Bo,Vincent
Paris Hilton Paige
Jared Padalecki Wade
Jon Abrahams Dalton
Robert Ri'chard Blake
Damon Herriman Roadkill Driver
Dragitsa Debert Trudy Sinclair
Thomas Adamson Young Bo
Murray Smith Dr. Sinclair
Sam Harkess Young Vincent
Andy Anderson Sheriff
Bruce Harvey Conductor

Technical Credits
Jaume Collet-Serra Director
Alex Alvarez Costumes/Costume Designer
Mary Gail Artz Casting
Sue Baldwin Stunts
Melissa Barker Stunts
Axel Bartz Set Decoration/Design
Charles S. Belden Original Story
Bruce Berman Executive Producer
Bruce Bright Special Effects
Bradd Buckley Stunts
Barbara Cohen Casting
Jamie Crooks Asst. Director
Stephen Daddow Stunts
Nicole Downes Stunts
Herbert W. Gains Executive Producer
Greg "Mango" Gilbert Camera Operator
David Grasso Makeup Special Effects
Simon Harding Camera Operator
Steve Harman Stunts
Richard Harrison Set Decoration/Design
Carey Hayes Screenwriter
Chad Hayes Screenwriter
K.N.B. EFX Group Makeup Special Effects
Ian "Hood" Kenny Asst. Director
Susan Levin Producer
Rick MacClure Stunts
Nicholas McCallum Art Director
Maree McDonald Makeup
Tom McSweeney Casting
Richard Mirisch Co-producer
Jacob Moana Stunts
Joel Negron Editor
David Nimmo Set Decoration/Design
Ben Nott Camera Operator
Erik Olsen Associate Producer
John Ottman Score Composer
Victor Parascos Stunts
Graham Purcell Costumes/Costume Designer
Steve Richards Executive Producer
Wade Savage Asst. Director
Andy Schoneberg Makeup Special Effects
Joel Silver Producer
Marc Spicer Camera Operator
Darko Tuscan Stunts
Annette Van Moorsel Stunts
Mick Van Moorsel Stunts
Ron Vreeken Stunts
Graham "Grace" Walker Production Designer
Mark Wareham Cinematographer
Kevin Wasner Makeup Special Effects
Paula Whiteway Set Decoration/Design
Stephen F. Windon Cinematographer
Robert Zemeckis Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- House of Wax
1. Being a Monster Today [3:04]
2. Rest Stop Unrest [3:18]
3. Private Parking [3:28]
4. Good Twin, Evil Twin [3:05]
5. Creepy Truck [3:43]
6. Something Out There [2:43]
7. Roadkill Pit [2:32]
8. Anyone Need a Hand? [3:36]
9. Like Knives? [4:08]
10. Ambrose Ambience [4:04]
11. House of Wax [6:23]
12. Trudy and Doc [4:21]
13. Lights Out [3:45]
14. Attacks in the Dark [3:58]
15. Waxy Buildup [3:28]
16. Congregating in Church [2:41]
17. Carly Gets the Chair [:46]
18. Unkind Cut [3:58]
19. Head Trips [3:30]
20. Real Underneath [2:18]
21. Camp Carnage [2:01]
22. Hole in the Head [2:53]
23. Movie Fright Night [3:42]
24. Brothers Then [5:04]
25. Brothers Now [4:24]
26. Waxworked Dalton [4:38]
27. Blazing Battles [2:56]
28. Sticky Conditions [3:22]
29. Molten Inferno [3:06]
30. Sinclair Sibling [3:10]
31. End Credits [2:34]

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House of Wax 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
KimHeniadis More than 1 year ago
After watching #Horror, I needed to watch something good, so I was flipping around Netflix, and saw that Jared Padalecki was in this one. I had watched it when it first came out on DVD, but I didn’t remember him being in it at all. I enjoy Supernatural, and remembered that I liked this movie, so I gave it another watch. There is something really creepy about wax museums, at least to me. I watched Waxwork when I was a teenager, and it was one of the horror movies that has really stuck with me. While that one had the displays come alive, House of Wax just has crazy people encasing people in wax. No, nothing disturbing about that at all. Even as a second watch, and knowing the premise of the movie, I still enjoyed it. I do remember when I saw it the first time I enjoyed the twist ¾ through the movie, and right at the end. How it ends did lend itself to a sequel, although it would have to be in a different museum. House of Wax includes all the goodies that one looks for in a slasher; lots of people getting killed in weird ways, gratuitous sex scenes, and a crazy psycho that slowly stalks his victims, but still manages to catch up to them. I also got a bit of a Psycho (the movie) vibe off of this one. I think with the quiet, creepiness of the town, and the woman who peeks out the window.
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SCENERIO: It's pretty late and your kind of bored so you ask a close friend if they want to go and watch a horror movie, they suggest “House of Wax” and you’re slightly intrigued as to whether or not a certain jet-setting socialite can actually act. So you go along to the cinema, buy your overpriced popcorn and your regular coke despite having asked for diet and you settle down with your friend knowingly surrounded by couples to watch what you expect will be a pretty crappy movie...............As the credits role up instead of a frown on your face you end up with a smile. “House of Wax” is surprisingly watchable and it’s exceedingly creepy and horrific in many parts. The sheer grotesque images of human flesh-manufactured wax sculptures as well as the excruciating process of "wax manufacturing" evokes tingling chills down your spine that is hardly gratifying, yet these elements are sufficiently scary enough for a worthy "shriek". This movie had everything you could possibly want in a TEEN slasher horror film. Surely enough, "Wax’s" respect in the originality department is destitute, as its entire premise has been recycled and burned into wax many times over, almost mimicking exactly "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre". Yet despite its campy nature, clichéd material, and inept acting, there's enough to be said of this movie for delivering its fair share of spine-tingling terror and jaw-dropping carnage that makes for a fairly effective horror with some truly horrific elements. You will probably avoid this movie because of Paris Hilton but her acting is up to standard with the rest of the cast as well. If I could give you one reason to watch this movie it would be because it's scary, suspenseful and graphic if I could give you another reason it would be to laugh at the way Paris runs (like Tinkerbel on acid). “House of Wax” transcends the "teen slasher" genre and actually looms some chilling, gory horror.
Guest More than 1 year ago
House of Wax is my favorite movie of all times. If you haven't watched it you should.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Far from disappointing the teenage fans who flock to new-age horror films, "House of Wax" has everything that its target audience would expect: a high-profile cast, relentless gore, and synthesized music. When I went to see the film the first time, I was so disgusted by the gore that I walked out just as Paris Hilton's character was being chased away from her tent. However, when I gave it a second chance and stuck it out for the duration of the entire feature, I realized that my first judgment was too hasty and critical. The film, while not fulfilling to picky classic horror fans, has its merits, and although I am a seasoned and somewhat desensitized horror buff, I found myself gripping the arms of my seat more than once while watching it. The film definitely has a fantastic set, some creative and dark music with a good motif to establish the tone of the film, and a coldly determined (if slightly cliché) killer. The gore was a little much for me, and it is DEFINITELY NOT for the weak of stomach (e.g. snipped Achilles' tendon, etc.)! However, those artistic audiences who appreciate some fine work with light and shadow, as well as those cosmopolitan audiences who like the bizarre camera work of Japanese thrillers, will enjoy many of the sequences in this film. It employs the same optical illusions established by light and color that many other horror films do to establish a menacing image for the predator and a desperate one for its prey (for reference, watch the 2004 remake of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" -- it does a spectacular job of this). The biggest turnoff for me was the fact that it was unoriginal and derivative, borrowing ideas and techniques from several other horror films. For example, a certain death sequence (which details I'll withhold for those who want to enjoy the surprises of the film for themselves) involving a tent and a campground just reeked of "Friday the 13th," a saga that I loathe. And the film's use of a warehouse littered with the belongings of past victims seemed to be a mashed composite of "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Wrong Turn," the latter of which took many themes directly from "Deliverance." Finally, of course, I mention the obvious credit owed to the 1953 original "House of Wax," without which idea of encasing bodies in wax this film would have no horror premise. Despite all these derivations, though, I was fascinated by the history, secrets, and twists of the town, as well as an ending which is best described by the words "awesome" and "kick-a*s!" Overall, "House of Wax" is entertaining and thrilling -- perfect Friday night fun -- but it leaves some elements to be desired by horror aficionados.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I saw the preview for this movie, I said to myself, 'you know it's going to be the worst movie ever, so DON'T go and see it. But of course I couldn't help myself, and to tell you the truth it wasn't as bad as it could have been. Though the acting is dismal, you're still able to get somewhat into the movie.Paris Hilton's performance was pretty good, and her death scene was awesome. In fact the gore and special effects might have been the best thing in the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was very surprised after seeing this because it ended up being an awesome movie. I thought this was going to be very dumb, but this movie was full of surprises and there was plenty of violence. The ending of this movie is awesome, very creative.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This the the type of movie u take ur girlfriend to see, Not a movie to be scared, i thought it would be but i got very disapointed.It was why to sterotypiacul.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't care what anyone says. This movie is awful! EVERYONE in it is a horrible actor, not just Paris Hilton! Oh, and the gore's not that bad. So, don't rent it, definately don't buy it, and if you get it as a present, punch the person in the face and flush the disc down the toilet!
Suesie More than 1 year ago
Really... that was about it... watching her die made me very happy.... the rest of the movie.... waste.... of.... time....
transformersgal More than 1 year ago
The movie wasn't really anything. It wasn't scary, it wasn't funny. The acting was okay ... not so much, really. Like I said before, the movie wasn't really anything, it was a waste of my time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie is scary but also you want to keep watching it no matter how scary it is!
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