House of Wax [Blu-ray] [2005]

  • SKU: 8038134
  • Release Date: 09/26/2006
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 10)

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 opening: Jennifer killed
  • Gag reel
  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis


House of Wax
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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Elisha Cuthbert
    Elisha Cuthbert - Carly
  • Chad Michael Murray
    Chad Michael Murray - Nick
  • Brian Van Holt
    Brian Van Holt - Bo, Vincent
  • Paris Hilton
    Paris Hilton - Paige



Customer rating

3.4
80%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Worth a rental

    Posted
    Twlightfann

    If you scrape at the surface, House Of Wax doesn't look very promising. Paris Hilton, Elisha Cuthbert and Chad Michael Murray could all compete for the Most Arrogant, Least Believable and Stuck-Up Actor Awards in my book. The story itself is something we've heard and seen a thousand times before, and it's flavored with nu-metal and strip sequences. But surprisingly, it's actually a really decent film. The first thing I notice is the opening sequence. It's startling, catches my attention and even throws me out of the loop a little bit. The way we're presented to the characters is not much of a big deal, it's actually quite ordinary. It may be hard to relate to them all, but I've seen a lot worse set ups in my time. At least the film moves forward to a new place without wasting all too much time. Later we are given hints of something mysterious going on, and when the violent and effects-driven parts of the film kick in, it's all driving, well-made and a strong slasher film with a few small surprises to spare. The nature of the story makes it stand out, giving you a traditional movie in an unusual environment. Before it's all over, I'm definitely entertained.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    No comment

    Posted
    EverettM

    This a fine example of how boring horror films have managed to get in today's modern world. This film is absolutely nothing in comparison to it's original counterpart, and unfortunately I cannot get the 1 hour 43 minutes of my life I wasted on it. Although I do believe it was a good move to have a different plot in order to better fit with the times (not many crazy wax sculptors about these days), I found difficulty with the plot. It was hardly actually explained why the characters were doing what they were supposed to be doing, the full basis of the background story and what exactly was supposed to be happening. The film starts out very, very slowly and within the first eighteen minutes, nothing of note had really happened. In the first eighteen minutes of the 1953 version, Price had already gone insane. If you're expecting death from the moment you put the BD into your player, be ready for disappointment, because it takes the young people a long, long time to actually find the place where they will ultimately meet their doom. This Film deserves 1 Star but I am in a giving mood

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrifically Disturbing

    Posted
    Blindspot

    House Of Wax is a movie I'd reccommend to NOONE. The movie's greatest strength is also its biggest weakness and to me- its ultimate downfall. The special effects were great, but the movie was just so disturbing I almost couldn't watch the entire thing. The acting wasn't bad, it just left you asking yourself 'why would you even do that' over and over again! The situations the characters found themselves in had obvious outs, but ironically enough Hilton seemed to be the only one smart enough to do something about it! This led to one brutally, disturbing death after another. While I did enjoy the story, I just couldn't stomach the special effects. This is one of those few movies that actually manages to go too far in its realism. Like Hostel, the torturous scenes reach deep inside you and pull out your darkest fears in ways that go beyond movie enjoyment. I'm sure this movie is one that many liked, and would gladly watch again and again, but I am not one of them, and I will not.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great remake!

    Posted
    redandblack6s

    This was a great movie, my wife and I loved it! This is a great remake of an old classic. I could've done without Paris Hilton, but it was nice to see her get killed. I highly recommend it! Also, some other good remakes are Hills Have Eyes, Black X-mas, The Hitcher, and Last House on the Left. (Plus, they offer this movie in a 2 pack with the extended version of The Exocist. Great deal, if you don't either.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wax Wax Wax

    Posted
    corporateanalysis365

    This movie was great! I loved every minute of it. This is a unique horror movie because the killers put their victims in wax and make them wax sculptures. I loved the whole plot of this movie; it was interesting. Paris hilton stars in this movie and she gets brutaly murdered ;).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie

    Posted
    Buffylvr

    Scary and unpredictable movie. Good plot line and great actors. also, its funny when paris hilton gets her head cut up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great value

    Posted
    Phillydave
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    My daughter loves this movie, so getting it in blu ray at such a low price was great

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    typical horror

    Posted
    mrccrm
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    Typical horror movie, predictable and full of wax, worth a watch at the least

    I would recommend this to a friend




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