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  • Summary: What begins as a weekend getaway for six friends becomes a terrifying fight for their lives in House of Wax, an exciting re-imagining of the 1953 horror classic. (Warner Bros.)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 36
  2. Negative: 10 out of 36
  1. This movie gives it to you, as no movie has in some years. Okay, if that's not your part of the swamp, don't go into it.
  2. A sturdy and cohesive representative of what tends to be a flimsy and tawdry B-movie genre. It even has a moral: People who live in wax houses shouldn't start fires.
  3. The set design is fairly elaborate by the standards of the genre, and the victims don't die in precisely the order you might expect, but everything else goes pretty much according to formula, including a last-minute plot twist that opens the creaky door to a sequel.
  4. It's a good thing Jaume Serra's House of Wax wasn't shot in 3-D like the original 1953 horror classic - Paris Hilton is in it and she doesn't have a third dimension.
  5. 40
    Paris Hilton is the big draw in Jaume Collet-Serra's not-really-a-remake horror-slasher thriller House of Wax, and she'd have to be: There's so little else going on in it that you find yourself waiting for her few brief scenes.
  6. 38
    For Hilton haters, the stupid and grotesque remake of House of Wax will only stoke their schadenfreude.
  7. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    20
    Direly predictable, with candle-drip pacing and a pervasive unpleasantness.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 50
  2. Negative: 15 out of 50
  1. Apr 12, 2015
    10
    Não sei o porque, as esse filme foi tão marcante para mim, uma história de dar medo, efeitos especiais que condizem com a realidade, enfim, éNão sei o porque, as esse filme foi tão marcante para mim, uma história de dar medo, efeitos especiais que condizem com a realidade, enfim, é o meu filme de terror preferido da atualidade, mesmo sabendo que tem melhores. Expand
  2. AndyW.
    Oct 31, 2005
    10
    [***SPOILERS***] This is probably one of the best movies of 05. just because....a)elisha cuthbert lives, she's a babe b)paris hilton gets[***SPOILERS***] This is probably one of the best movies of 05. just because....a)elisha cuthbert lives, she's a babe b)paris hilton gets absolutely owned in the middle of the movie c)tons of guts and gore and d)the plot was very effective because it practically had me on the edge of my seat, wondering what was going to happen. if any of those reasons were not sufficient in this movie, i would've pulled out my hair at it. this for once, was actually a pretty scary movie. Expand
  3. Oct 27, 2014
    8
    this is one of the freakiest of the freakiest movies of the horror colllection yet. Some how this is not creeper then Jaume Collet- Serra'sthis is one of the freakiest of the freakiest movies of the horror colllection yet. Some how this is not creeper then Jaume Collet- Serra's film ' The Orphan ' suddenly it isn't better then orphan. this movie has a lot of teen humor with sex and rage which horror movies deal with but these teenagers are idiots well some ot some are dumb like Paris Hilton and the guy from scary movie 1. Grade A- Expand
  4. Nov 10, 2012
    6
    It was a pretty solid movie suprisingly. Not much in terms of suspense though but it was interesting enough to keep you watching. I enjoyed itIt was a pretty solid movie suprisingly. Not much in terms of suspense though but it was interesting enough to keep you watching. I enjoyed it and saw no real problem with it. Expand
  5. Nov 14, 2011
    5
    The film makers do a really good job of creating characters whom you wish would shut up and die so when the time comes for their horrificThe film makers do a really good job of creating characters whom you wish would shut up and die so when the time comes for their horrific deaths you are relieved. Its also not a good thing that Paris Hilton is the movie's most convincing actress either. The set and props of the House of Wax scenes were pretty good but mostly misused. Just another lamed out horror movie. Expand
  6. Mar 21, 2013
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The only take-away is seeing Paris Hilton getting a spear impaled through her head.

    The movie on its own is incredibly dull, and the characters are extremely unlikeable, case in point with Paris Hilton, who at-least gets killed off in a hilarious way. The horror is really dull too. You'd think a film relying on a town full of "wax figures" would be able to employ some great horror feeling, but all it pulls off is lackluster fluff.
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  7. AndrewB.
    Feb 28, 2007
    1
    HORRIBLE MOVIE! I never seen the original but this movie is bad, just the main point in travel, they left to go to the super bowl which they HORRIBLE MOVIE! I never seen the original but this movie is bad, just the main point in travel, they left to go to the super bowl which they didn't even have tickets to and if they scalpt tickets they would be REALLY expensive. but they make it far enough to a town they never heard of before(well two of them do) and the others go on even farther to the super bowl and then deside to turn around and go back after being stuck in trafic on a highway which there is no turn around while people in the back seat are sayin "TURN AROUND, LETS GO BACK!" STUPID!!! so they do turn back, retarded. and the other part i remember is when those 2 first go into the wax house and then she see's something outside in the window looking in and gets freaked out, and he goes outside to see what/who it was, it's a free country, people can be outside, and besides that whoever it was, they were just looking in the window, no actually walking into the place and touchin and metting a little wax. and she stays INSIDE the wax house while he goes outside to see what it was outside, f-ing stupid. Expand

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