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House of Wax (2005)

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

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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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Taglines:

Prey. Slay. Display. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the church where Carly hides, as well as the movie theatre where Carly and Nick are hiding, most of the wax figures were actually extras wearing masks. See more »

Goofs

The group is supposedly heading to LSU's Tiger Stadium. When the GPS is shown, the destination is Memorial Stadium, about 5 miles northeast. 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 Crossover (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Dried Up, Tied And Dead To The World
Written by Marilyn Manson (as Brian Hugh Warner) and Jeordie White
Performed by Marilyn Manson
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Some really good death scenes n Hilton's one the best.
13 July 2017 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

I wanted to avoid this when it released in theatre because of being a fan of Vincent Prices original House of wax. But when i saw this in theatre i was surprised that it wasn't the remake of the original. In fact it has shades of Tourist trap. Nevertheles this film is very entertaining n has some very good cool death scenes. The deaths r gruesome. It is effectively paced with some lovely cinematography, good character development, good background story of the creepy villain. Hilton's death scene was the best one. Yeehaw!


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