House of Wax

May 6th, 2005


House of Wax

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Six friends are stranded in a ghost town where a towering wax museum looms ahead. And inside are two brothers who have a special way of making the wax figures look real...

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 5.3/10 (46,341 voted)

Critic's Score: 41/100

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Stars: Chad Michael Murray, Paris Hilton, Elisha Cuthbert

Six friends are on their way to a football game. They decide to camp out for the night and continue driving the next day. The next day the friends find that they're having car troubles, so two of the friends accept a stranger's ride into a small town named Ambrose. The main attraction in Ambrose is the House of Wax. Except something is not right in this town, the wax figures are so realistic and the whole town is deserted - except for two murderous twin brothers. The six friends must fight to survive and escape from being the next exhibits in the House of Wax.

Writers: Charles Belden, Chad Hayes

Elisha Cuthbert - Carly Jones
Chad Michael Murray - Nick Jones
Brian Van Holt - Bo / Vincent
Paris Hilton - Paige Edwards
Jared Padalecki - Wade
Jon Abrahams - Dalton Chapman
Robert Ri'chard - Blake
Dragicia Debert - Trudy Sinclair (as Dragitsa Debert)
Thomas Adamson - Young Bo
Murray Smith - Dr. Victor Sinclair
Sam Harkess - Young Vincent
Damon Herriman - Roadkill Driver
Andy Anderson - Sheriff

Taglines: Gejagt. Ermordet. Zur Schau gestellt. (Hunted.Murdered.Displayed.)


Official Website: Official site [Australia] | Warner Bros [France] |

Release Date: 6 May 2005

Filming Locations: Australia

Box Office Details

Budget: $30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $12,077,236 (USA) (8 May 2005) (3111 Screens)

Gross: $32,048,809 (USA) (24 July 2005)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Elisha Cuthbert got stuck repeatedly in the melting wax bed while filming the final scenes of the movie. The "wax" was actually peanut butter.

Continuity: In the opening diner scene, Carly's cup jumps from her hand to the far side of the table in between shots.

[first lines]
Trudy Sinclair: You are being such a good boy. Would you like some more cereal, sweetheart? Here you go.

User Review

Hot Wax at Tribeca

Rating: 10/10

I'm not sure why this film is averaging so low on IMDb when it's absolutely everything you could ever want in a horror film. This is the definition of being a horror film. I consider myself to be a big horror fan and I must say that this house delivers the goods. House of wax Is the story of a group of college kids on their way to a football game whom decide to camp out for the night and have a run in with a local weirdo. Upon waking the next morning they make a gruesome discovery and decide to go into town for a broken car part. The town is creepy and I'm just gonna stop there. Because thats when the truly gruesome mayhem begins. trust me when I say if your looking for a horror film go see this you will love it. It's wonderfully diabolical and inventive with it's killing scenes, the story is interesting and the characters are decently drawn with the actors giving them gobs of personality. Paris Hilton included whom does quite well with her part. the film lies a little on the shallow side but it's so much fun and who cares. This movie should eat up the box office and all horror fans should have part in it. Go see House of Wax the film that features skin being peeled, super glued lips, dead animal carcasses, hot wax sprayed on a still living person, a finger being cut off, a decapitation, a pole through the head and much more. I was lucky enough to witness this film at the Tribeca premiere and all the actors were on hand to promote the film. And boy do they have something to be proud of House of wax is the scariest roller coater ride of the year! 9/10


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