Alternate titles : None

Tagline : "Prey, Slay, Display!"

House of Wax (2005)Another one of the many remakes to hit cinemas since 2003's Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this one revolves around a group of college kids (who look a bit too old to be college kids), who break down in the middle of the countryside, whilst on their way to a football match.

Realising they're not going to make the kick off, Carly (Elisha Cuthbert) and her brother Nick (Chad Murray) go off in search of help. Accepting a lift from an eccentric backwoodsman, he takes them to a nearby town which doesn't appear to be on the map. With no-one about at the nearby garage, they decide to take a look around the old wax museum nearby, but are disturbed by the exceptionally realistic appearance of the dummies within.

When the garage mechanic finally appears, they soon discover the town is harbouring a deadly secret and there's a reason why the dummies at the wax museum have that "lifelike" appearance...

Loosely based on the old Vincent Price film of the same name (which in turn was based on an earlier film), as well as appearing to borrow elements from the 1979 horror "The Tourist Trap", which itself was an unnoficial remake. The film boasts some inventive kills and some real "ouch" moments and is actually quite good fun.

Although the film is let down somewhat by the inclusion of "socialite" and general dopey bint Paris Hilton (who told her she could act, and what the hell were they thinking?). But fortunately, she is relagated to a co-starring role, so don't let her inclusion put you off. Definitely worth a watch!

Overall Marks : 5.5/10.

Terrifying Trivia

Extra Info


Cast & Crew

Buy Online


Buy the UK BD  [Amazon UK]

Buy the UK DVD  [Amazon UK]


Buy the US BD  [Amazon US]

Buy the US DVD  [Amazon US]


Notes on affiliate sites.