Monday, April 27, 2009

House of Wax (2005)

This is a pitiable movie. A road trip to the college football championship takes a turn for the worse when a group of friends decide to camp out the night before heading to the game. A confrontation with a mysterious driver at the camp site leaves everyone unsettled, and Carly (Elisha Cuthbert) has her hands full trying to keep the peace between her boyfriend Wade (Jared Padalecki) and her hot-headed brother Nick (Chad Michael Murray).

The violence is graphic and disturbing. Vincent is stabbed by Carly and pushed through the wax floor to his death by Nick, where he lands directly on top of his brother's corpse, re-uniting them in a sense, as they were originally Siamese twins. It is a loose remake of the 1953 film, which was itself a remake of the 1933 film Mystery of the Wax Museum. Promotion included the phrase "See Paris Hilton Die." Part of the studio was burned during production.

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