House of Wax
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"This movie gives it to you, as no movie has in some years."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"A 2005 review of this picture would've registered more shock from me..."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"Not just fun and funny (don't forget, Paris Hilton's in it), but it's also surprisingly frightening."
‑ Kevin Allison, Film Journal International
"Mal actuada, mal editada, previsible de principio a fin y sin terror alguno de por medio, es una de esas cintas que deberían haberse quedado en la fase de proyecto."
‑ Jorge Avila Andrade, Moviola
"It had a great sense of humor about itself."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"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."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"A stupid, brainless, and pointless horror installment with all the usual characters, and pretty bad acting all around..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"full review in Greek"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"Now, if you can just stay sane until the actual slasher portion of the flick takes off, you might be okay."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"You'll be rooting for these people to get slaughtered out of sheer boredom."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"A very stupid, very nasty and very messy horror film."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"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."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"Apparent kills are left unverified, handy firearms are left untouched, and the group splits up a record four times, ensuring most of these dolts will never see the dawn."
‑ Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat
"It's a bloody, messy little throwback that unintentionally brushes against fetish since it eventually dips so many of its hotties in hot wax."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
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