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HOUSE OF WAX (2005) **

Producer Joel Silver delivers yet another remake of a classic horror movie. His updates of House on Haunted Hill and 13 Ghosts were fun twists on the old movies. This time they just used the title and turned it into a slasher movie.

Vincent Price would not approve.

Elisha Cuthbert and Chad Michael Murray are among the teens that take a wrong turn and end up in a deserted creepy town that has a wax museum. Of course, all the wax figures are human and the proprietors want to turn the teens into their latest attractions. Unfortunately, this flick is almost two hours long and it takes almost an hour for anything to happen. But once teens start getting hacked up, it becomes enjoyable hack n’ slash fun. There’s a pretty unsettling scene where Cuthbert gets her fingers cut off and her mouth crazy glued shut, but most people will want to see it just because Paris Hilton gets a pole shoved through her skull.

The original 1953 House of Wax (which was in 3-D) was itself a remake of the 1932 Mystery of the Wax Museum, one of the very first films in color.
Tags: h, horror, horror remake, remake
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