House of Wax
House of Wax (2005)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 25, 2005
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25%
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42%



Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Bearing little resemblance to the 1953 original, House of Wax is a formulaic but better-than-average teen slasher flick.

Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

Filled with the usual contemporary horror staples, most notably lots of rusty torture implements and cellphones that tend to scurry mischievously out of reach just as the villain bears down on his prey.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

This movie gives it to you, as no movie has in some years.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

A 2005 review of this picture would've registered more shock from me...

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It had a great sense of humor about itself.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

When the cast starts wondering where the roadkill is, someone says, 'Follow the smell.' Good tip: That's how you'll know where Wax is playing.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A stupid, brainless, and pointless horror installment with all the usual characters, and pretty bad acting all around...

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

You'll be rooting for these people to get slaughtered out of sheer boredom.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

A very stupid, very nasty and very messy horror film.

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Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

This Wax's infusion of Paris Hilton and flirty teen sex comedy retreads might have sent original wax maniac Vincent Price into spontaneous meltdown, without the need of heating fluid.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Infuriating movie full of clichés and stupid characters who are there only to be slaughtered in juicy, gruesome deaths - the only effective thing in this… More
Bethany Murphy
Really great horror film. Chad Michael Murray was amazing. Scared me quite a lot - extremely spooky!
Alex roy
I was kind of looking forward to this remake. Obviously the main reason was because Paris Hilton was going to get killed on screen. Everyone was talking about… More
Dean McKenna
A remake of the classic Vincent Price B-movie is really frightened, creepy, gore and very waxy. The murders were genuine and realistic looking while the… More
Eric Alvarez
The best part of this film was probably Paris Hilton, and that's not even saying alot.
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Why oh why does anyone in their right mind put Paris Hilton in their movie.. Ugh is what I thought when I heard she was going to be in this film.. This chick… More

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