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House of Wax

6.7
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Original title
House of Wax
Year
Running time
88 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Crane Wilbur
Music
David Buttolph
Cinematography
Bert Glennon
Cast
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Producer
Warner Bros.
Genre
Horror. Mystery | Serial Killers. 1900s. 3D. Remake
Synopsis / Plot
House of Wax brought Vincent Price into the horror genre, where he fit as snugly as a scalpel in a mad scientist's hand. A remake of the 1933 film Mystery of the Wax Museum, this entertaining Gothic shocker casts Price as a sculptor of wax figures; his unwilling victims--er, "models"--lend their bodies to his lifelike depictions of Marie Antoinette and Joan of Arc. The film was one of the top 10 moneymakers of its year, thanks in part to the 3-D gimmick, which explains why so many things are aimed at the camera (why else would the paddleball man be there?). Footnote to history: director Andre De Toth was blind in one eye, and thus could not see in three dimensions.
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