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House of Wax

Theatrical poster
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
Produced by Bruce Berman
Herb Gains
Steve Richards
Written by Charles Belden
Chad Hayes
Carey Hayes
Starring Elisha Cuthbert
Chad Michael Murray
Brian Van Holt
Paris Hilton
Jared Padalecki
Jon Abrahams
Music by John Ottman
Cinematography Stephen Windon
Editing by Joel Negron
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) Flag of the United States April 26, 2005
Running time 113 mins.
Country Flag of the United States USA
Language English
Budget USD $40,000,000[1]
Gross revenue USD $68,766,121[1]
Official website
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

House of Wax is a 2005 horror film, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. It is a loose remake of the 1953 movie of the same name starring Vincent Price and the 1933 film Mystery of the Wax Museum. It was released to theaters May 6, 2005, and to DVD on October 25, 2005. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (498x713, 45 KB)Promotional poster for House of Wax, deemed fair use. ... Jaume Collet-Serra is a movie director, most famous for the 2005 remake of House of Wax. ... Bruce Berman is the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement at the Community College of Baltimore County Categories: Stub ... Steve Richards (born in 1977 as Stephen Richards) is the vocalist for the Nu Metal Band Taproot Categories: Musician stubs ... Charles Josiah Belden (1887–1966), born in San Francisco, California, was a photographer and rancher who was famous for his visceral photographs of the area around Meetseetse, Wyoming, USA. He died of a self inflicted gun shot wound in Florida. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Elisha Ann Cuthbert (born November 30, 1982) is a Canadian actress. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Brian Van Holt (born July 6, 1969) is an American actor. ... Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American celebrity and socialite. ... Jared Tristan Padalecki (born July 19, 1982) is an American actor. ... Jon Avery Abrahams (born 29 October 1977 in New York) is an American actor, most notably playing Bobby Prinze in the horror spoof Scary Movie. ... John Ottman (born July 6, 1964 in San Diego, California) is an American film editor, composer and director. ... Warner Bros. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... USD redirects here. ... USD redirects here. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... Jaume Collet-Serra is a movie director, most famous for the 2005 remake of House of Wax. ... The year 1953 in film involved some significant events. ... House of Wax is a 1953 American psycho/horror film (its genre is debatable) starring Vincent Price. ... Vincent Leonard Price Jr. ... See also: 1932 in film 1933 1934 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events British Film Institute founded. ... Mystery of the Wax Museum is a mystery/horror Technicolor film released in 1933, and directed by Michael Curtiz. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

Plot summary

The movie begins with a flashback to 1974, wherein two brothers - one apparently normal, the other ostensibly disfigured and violent - are having breakfast presumably with their parents (throughout the film's story, various evidence reveals that the once-conjoined twins were successfully separated via surgery; although the less presentable twin was left with a gaping hole where part of his face and right eye ought to have been).


The story then jumps to the present. Six friends are at a diner. Carly (Elisha Cuthbert) and Paige (Paris Hilton) talk about future goals that Carly may consider. Then Paige checks on her boyfriend Blake (Robert Ri'chard) and he is playing with the navigation system in his car. He claims he found a short cut then makes out with Paige. Dalton (Jon Abrahams) goes around annoyingly filming everyone. Then the six friends leave and get ready to go to the football game they've been anticipating. But the shortcut Blake found only led them to a detour. As they are driving hopelessly Dalton catches Paige performing fellatio on Blake. Then everyone decides to pull over somewhere and rest for the time being.


While at their little campsite Carly questions Paige's pregnancy and if she plans on talking to Blake about it. Then Carly confronts her brother Nick (Chad Michael Murray) about his careless behavior. Then a nauseating smell passes through their campsite. They ignore it and continue to have fun. Dalton goes around recording everyone making out. Then a truck pulls up and terrorizes them. They continually tell the driver to leave before Nick throws his beer bottle at one of the truck's headlights causing the truck to pull away. As they sleep through the night someone goes around recording everyone in their sleep.


Then Carly wakes up and checks the scene only to discover that nothing is there. In the morning the guys discover they need a fan belt, while the girls talk in the woods. The smell comes back and Carly decides to follow it, and then she falls down a small mudslide and into a pit of bloody rawhide, mostly cervid roadkill, and mannequin parts. Wade helps her out of the pit and then a truck driver comes and offers the couple a ride to the nearest gas station. When they arrive in the town of Ambrose they go to an actual House of Wax, its structure and contents therein made mostly from wax; inside, they see many professionally sculpted wax people, but note that unlike most wax museums, the wax figures appear to just be regular people rather than celebrities or historical figures.


Then Carly spots a weird figure through a mirror and is scared off by one of the wax figures. They meet a man named Bo Sinclair who invites them back to his home so Wade can use the bathroom. While Carly waits in the car she discovers that the headlight of Bo's truck is broken, just like the one last night, she beeps the horn for Wade to come out, but then the lights cut off and Wade tries to leave. Someone comes from below him and cuts his Achilles tendon causing him to fall in pain. Then Wade is stabbed and knocked out. Bo comes out and tries to harm Carly but he fails. She flees the truck but Bo catches up to her and ties her up in a cellar of the gas station. He then glues her mouth shut. Then Bo's brother, Vincent, wearing a wax mask, drags Wade into a room where he is cleaned and then spray-molded into a wax figure.


Nick soon arrives and asks of his sister's disappearance. Carly hears him and breaks a part of the chair off so she can slip her finger through a grating and hope of attracting Nick's attention. But Bo bends down and cuts the top of her finger off with a pair of pliers. Carly screams but it is muffled because of her superglued lips. Bo begins to walk away with Nick and gets out a knife. Blood from Carly's finger is gushing out everywhere. Carly manages to rip apart her lips and scream "Nick! Help me!". Nick hears her and then stops Bo from stabbing him. Then he runs into the gas station and locks all the doors. In the cellar he frees Carly and they attempt to find Wade.


The siblings discover that the rest of Ambrose' population is dead, and previously wax-preserved and displayed in a way to make it appear that the town actually had living residents. From there the terror really begins when Bo's brother Vincent (also played by Brian Van Holt) kills off everyone but Carly and Nick; Vincent decapitates Dalton when he goes into the house of wax looking for Carly and Wade.


Vincent then goes to the campsite where Paige and Blake are. Paige does a strip tease for Blake down to her bra and panties. She tries to tell him that she may be pregnant but he goes out to check the music, which Vincent has turned off. He picks up his phone and listens to the voicemail message of Carly saying that they ran into the truck from last night and Carly's struggle to escape Bo.


Paige is in bed when someone enters the tent. Thinking it is Blake, she turns on the lantern and sees it is Vincent. She screams and runs out of the tent. Paige trips over Blake, seeing he has a knife in his neck. She screams, gets up and runs off. Paige runs to an old abandoned sugar mill and hides inside. Vincent turns all the lights on. Paige sees a bunch of old cell phones and tries to turn them on but none work, so she gets up and runs up some stairs. She picks up a metal pole and looks over the side. She cannot see Vincent. Vincent then sticks a knife up through the metal grate floor and slices the back of Paige's foot. She screams and falls forward, almost getting stabbed. She picks up the pole and runs downstairs and hides in a car. She sees Vincent walk past. She thinks he has gone. Then the door opens and she throws the pole at Vincent's face but it only scrapes the side. She gets out of the car and hides behind another. She looks underneath it but can't see his feet so she looks through the window. Vincent is on the other side of the car. He throws the pole towards Paige and it impales her right through the head. Vincent then pulls the pole out of her head.


Back in the town, a fire starts at the house of wax and the whole house melts. The demented brothers die in the fire, and Carly and Nick dig their way out to safety. The smoke from the blaze draws outside help. The siblings discover that the town had long ago been abandoned, and that it was no longer on any map. The brothers had gone crazy following the death of their mother, and they had lured dozens of people to their deaths in an effort to create an entire town of wax figures. They also find out that the strange man who drove them to the town in the first place was yet a third Sinclair brother.


Box office

Opening in 3,111 theaters, the movie grossed $12 million in its first three days. Though most critics were not impressed, House of Wax earned $68,766,121 worldwide. 46.6% of that total came from domestic receipts. House of Wax also earned $42,000,000 in VHS/DVD rentals.[2]


Lawsuit

In January 2006 it was announced by Warner Roadshow studio owners Village Theme Park Management and Warner World Australia that they were suing special effects expert David Fletcher and Wax Productions because of a fire on the set during production. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The $7 million lawsuit alleges that the Mr. Fletcher and Wax Productions were grossly negligent over the fire which destroyed part of the Gold Coast's Warner Bros. Movie World studios. The alleged grounds of negligence included not having firefighters on stand-by and using timber props near a naked flame. The set where the fire broke out has now been demolished and a field kept for Movie World for future projects. For other places with the same name, see Gold Coast. ... The parks entrance gate. ...


Awards and nominations

House of Wax won three out of the seven awards it was nominated for at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards, was nominated for one MTV Movie Award, and won one and was nominated for three Golden Raspberry Awards:[3] To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The 2006 MTV Movie Awards was aired June 8, 2006 at 9pm ET on MTV. The event was held at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. ... Razzie Award The Raspberry Awards or Razzies, first awarded in 1981, were created by John Wilson in 1980, intended to counterpoint the Academy Awards by dishonoring the worst acting, screenwriting, songwriting, directing, and films that the film industry had to offer. ...

Group Award Won?
MTV Movie Awards (2006) Best Frightened Performance
Paris Hilton
No
Golden Raspberry Awards (2006) Worst Supporting Actress
Paris Hilton[4]
Yes
Worst Picture[5] No
Worst Remake or Sequel[6] No
Teen Choice Awards (2006) Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure/Thriller
Chad Michael Murray
Yes
Choice Movie Scream Scene
Paris Hilton
Paige's scream when she's being chased by the killer.
Yes
Choice Movie: Thriller Yes
Choice Movie Actress: Action/Adventure/Thriller
Elisha Cuthbert
No
Choice Movie Breakout Performance - Female
Paris Hilton
No
Choice Movie Breakout Performance - Male
Jared Padalecki
No
Choice Movie Rumble
Elisha Cuthbert,
Chad Michael Murray,
Brian Van Holt
No

The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV (Music Television). ... The 2006 MTV Movie Awards was aired June 8, 2006 at 9pm ET on MTV. The event was held at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. ... Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American celebrity and socialite. ... Razzie Award The Raspberry Awards or Razzies, first awarded in 1981, were created by John Wilson in 1980, intended to counterpoint the Academy Awards by dishonoring the worst acting, screenwriting, songwriting, directing, and films that the film industry had to offer. ... The Golden Raspberry Awards are given to the worst movies of the year. ... Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American celebrity and socialite. ... The Teen Choice Awards is an awards show presented annually by FOX (United States) and Global TV (Canada). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American celebrity and socialite. ... Elisha Ann Cuthbert (born November 30, 1982) is a Canadian actress. ... Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American celebrity and socialite. ... Jared Tristan Padalecki (born July 19, 1982) is an American actor. ... Elisha Ann Cuthbert (born November 30, 1982) is a Canadian actress. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Brian Van Holt (born July 6, 1969) is an American actor. ...

Main Cast

Actor / Actress Character
Elisha Cuthbert Carly Jones
Chad Michael Murray Nick Jones
Brian Van Holt Bo / Vincent Sinclair
Paris Hilton Paige Edwards
Jared Padalecki Wade
Jon Abrahams Dalton Chapman
Robert Ri'chard Blake

Elisha Ann Cuthbert (born November 30, 1982) is a Canadian actress. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Brian Van Holt (born July 6, 1969) is an American actor. ... Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American celebrity and socialite. ... Jared Tristan Padalecki (born July 19, 1982) is an American actor. ... Jon Avery Abrahams (born 29 October 1977 in New York) is an American actor, most notably playing Bobby Prinze in the horror spoof Scary Movie. ... Robert Richard (born January 7, 1983, in Los Angeles, California) is an American television and movie actor. ...

Soundtrack

Main article: House of Wax (soundtrack)

Soundtrack for the film, House of Wax. ...

See also

Spoiler warning: Ambrose set in Louisiana, USA is a small fictional town featured in the 2005 horror film remake, House of Wax. ...

References

  1. ^ a b House of Wax (2005). Box Office Mojo. Retrieved on 2007-06-17.
  2. ^ House of Wax Box Office & Rental Numbers. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved on 2007-06-17.
  3. ^ Awards for House of Wax (2005). Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-07-04.
  4. ^ 26th Annual Golden Raspberry (Razzie©) Award "Winners". Golden Raspberry Awards. Retrieved on 2007-07-04.
  5. ^ 26th Annual Razzie© Award Nominees for Worst Picture. Golden Raspberry Awards. Retrieved on 2007-07-04.
  6. ^ 26th Annual Razzie© Award Nominees for Worst Remake Or Sequel. Golden Raspberry Awards. Retrieved on 2007-07-04.

Box Office Mojo is a website that tracks box office revenue in a systematic way. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Razzie Award The Raspberry Awards or Razzies, first awarded in 1981, were created by John Wilson in 1980, intended to counterpoint the Academy Awards by dishonoring the worst acting, screenwriting, songwriting, directing, and films that the film industry had to offer. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Razzie Award The Raspberry Awards or Razzies, first awarded in 1981, were created by John Wilson in 1980, intended to counterpoint the Academy Awards by dishonoring the worst acting, screenwriting, songwriting, directing, and films that the film industry had to offer. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Razzie Award The Raspberry Awards or Razzies, first awarded in 1981, were created by John Wilson in 1980, intended to counterpoint the Academy Awards by dishonoring the worst acting, screenwriting, songwriting, directing, and films that the film industry had to offer. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Metacritic is a website that collates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and books. ... Box Office Mojo is a website that tracks box office revenue in a systematic way. ... Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American celebrity and socialite. ... Singles from Paris Released: June 5, 2006 Released: August 15, 2006 Released: September 12, 2006 Released: February 7, 2007 Paris is reality TV star Paris Hiltons debut album, released on her own label, Heiress Records, in association with Warner Bros. ... Maxi-Single cover Audio sample Info Stars Are Blind (help· info) Stars Are Blind is a pop song recorded by Paris Hilton for her debut album Paris. ... Audio sample Turn It Up is a song from Paris Hiltons album Paris. ... Audio sample Info Nothing in This World (help· info) Nothing in This World was released on September 12, 2006 and is the second official single taken from Paris Hiltons debut album Paris. ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: Aborted single; non-notable album track; already covered at the albums page If you can address this concern by improving, copyediting, sourcing, renaming or merging the page, please edit this page and do so. ... Jealousy is a song by Paris Hilton from her debut album, Paris, written by Kara DioGuardi, Paris Hilton and Scott Storch. ... This article is about Paris Hiltons sex tape. ... The Hillz is a 2004 movie written and directed by Saran Barnun starring Rene Heger, Jesse Woodrow, and Paris Hilton. ... Bottoms Up is a romantic comedy film that stars Jason Mewes and medias number one celeb, Paris Hilton. ... National Lampoons Pledge This! is a 2006 comedy film starring celebutante Paris Hilton, who also served as an executive producer. ... The Hottie and the Nottie is an upcoming romantic comedy film starring Paris Hilton and Christine Lakin. ... Repo! The Genetic Opera! is a rock musical movie to be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, based on a stageplay written and composed by Darren Smith and Terrance Zdunich. ... For other uses, see Simple living. ... Paris Hilton is a men and women fragrance from Parlux Fragrances, and is the first perfume to be endorsed by Paris Hilton, preceding Just Me and Can Can. ... Just Me is a men and womens fragrance from Parlux Fragrances, and is the second perfume to be endorsed by Paris Hilton, following Paris Hilton and preceding Heiress/Heir. ... Can Can is a womens fragrance from Parlux Fragrances, and is the fourth fragrance to be endorsed by Paris Hilton, following Heiress. The fragrance is due out in the month of October 2007 and is inspired by the famous dance hall girls of the Moulin Rouge. ... The discography of Paris Hilton, an American celebutante, businesswoman, singer, model, actress, author and television personality, includes two studio albums, four singles and three music videos. ... Heiress Records is a record label. ...

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House of Wax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (112 words)
House of Wax, a 1953 3D horror film starring Vincent Price.
House of Wax, a 2005 remake starring Elisha Cuthbert and Paris Hilton.
Mystery of the Wax Museum, the 1933 original version of the film
Hollywood Gothique: House of Wax (2005) Review (846 words)
This is one of the few moments reminiscent of the 1953 film, which began with a fire, instead of ending with one.
The other vestige of the old film is the killer whose real face is covered with a wax mask, but this little detail is so overwhelmed by other gross-out scenes that it is ultimately anti-climactic and pointless.
This film in turn served as the basis for the 1953 effort HOUSE OF WAX.
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