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House of Wax (1953)

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Starring (View all)
Nedrick Young Nedrick Young
Leon Averill
Shirley Whitney Shirley Whitney
Girlfriend
Ruth Warren Ruth Warren
Scrubwoman
Larri Thomas Larri Thomas
Can-Can Dancer
Philip Tonge Philip Tonge
Bruce Allison
Grandon Rhodes Grandon Rhodes
Surgeon
Norman Stevans Norman Stevans
Museum Patron
Jack Mower Jack Mower
Detective


Written by
Crane Wilbur Crane Wilbur
(screenplay)


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House of Wax

11 years, 3 months ago at Jul 4 3:14
Great Vincent Price thriller with all the appropriate ingredients that are expected from a movie with him. Nice guys turns bad and wants revenge.

Monsters Mash #35 House of Wax

8 years ago at Oct 13 3:02
House of Wax is a unique film for the 50s and this is one time I'm reviewing a remake no not the 2005 one but the one in 1953 that was a remake of the 1933 movie Mystery of the Wax Museum but the one I saw was the 1953 one it stars Vincent Price as Henry Jarrod who runs a wax museum he treats all the wax figures as if they were real people he give a few people a tour and his partner comes in to te... read more

House of Wax

1 year, 10 months ago at Dec 25 2:29
The original selling point for House of Wax was the 3D technology and stereophonic sound, not to mention the completely unnatural color scheme (not a complaint), but the film’s legacy remains in Vincent Price’s tortured, hammy performance. Come for can-can dancers sticking their legs and rumps directly into the camera, stay for Price’s burn victim makeup and stalking the night for corpses. I... read more
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A museum fire turns a handsome man into a human monster who steals the bodies of his victims from the morgue to create life-like waximages.
Release date: 25 April 1953
UPC: 085391105428
Tags: Horror (16), 1953 (12), Murder (10), Mystery (8), Thriller (8), Remake (8), Wax Museum (7), 1950s (6), Blood (6), Wax (6), Crime (6), Guillotine (5), Fire (5), Revenge (5), Explosion (5), Sculptor (4), Wheelchair (4), Arson (4), Disfigurement (4)
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"Re-watch - Oct. 23rd No October Horrorfest is ever complete without at least one Vincent Price film, so when I saw my local theatre was screening House of Wax I was all in. And then I found out it'd be in 3-D and there was no way I'd miss it for anything. Turns out the 3-D technology actually works with modern "Real 3D" glasses, and so the film wound up being quite a treat. I had a blast with it all over again, and this time found the moments where it's showing off the 3-D aspects to be endeari"


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"This was the first 3D horror film and the film that catapulted Vincent Price into horror stardom. Sadly, it's not one of Mr. Price's better endeavors. His performance is easily the best thing about the picture. The acting is good across the board, but the film suffers from an incredibly inconsistent tone. The 3D effects offer nothing as well, with several irritating sequences shoehorned in, simply to have something fly at the camera for a few moments. There's nothing really frightening about the"


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JxSxPx posted a review 1 year, 10 months ago

House of Wax

“The original selling point for House of Wax was the 3D technology and stereophonic sound, not to mention the completely unnatural color scheme (not a complaint), but the film’s legacy remains in Vincent Price’s tortured, hammy performance. Come for can-can dancers sticking their legs and rumps directly into the camera, stay for Price’s burn victim makeup and stalking the night for corpses. It’s that kind of delightfully trashy movie.   The plot of this thing feels ripped straight from Tales of the Crypt: gentle artist creates lifelike wax figures while his rich investor wants him to drop the stately, gentile artistry for lurid compositions. An argument ensues, the artist and his creations get caught in a fire, then we flash forward to find the rich investor killed by a badly sca” read more

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"Classic horror with Vincent Price as the owner of a wax museum who will stop at nothing to save it from closure, even to the point of murder. Dated now but brimming with colour and you can see the obvious moments where the 50's 3D came into effect. Still has plenty of atmospheres and look out for Charles Bronson in an early appearance as Price's henchman. "


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"October 31 "Once in his lifetime, every artist feels the hand of God, and creates something that comes alive." By the time my birthday (aka Halloween) came, I had realized that I hadn't watched anything with Vincent Price this month. I wasn't going to let this be the first horrorfest without Vincent Price, so by the time I got home after celebrating my birthday I chose House of Wax. Price is great as always here, but what really had me interested was the concept itself. The whole wax museum "


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