House of Wax: Film # 128 of Film 365

Saturday 21st January 2012

Director: Jaume Collet-Sera
Year: 2005
Stars: Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray, Brian Van Holt, Jared Padalecki, Jon Abrahams, Robert Ri'chard, Paris Hilton

Don't expect anything special from this movie. As long as you go in with expectations of a standard horror movie with all the genre cliches, you'll be perfectly happy with what you get. The best clue about what is going on is probably in the title - if you hadn't guessed, it involves turning humans into wax (I don't think that's giving too much away...).

There's nothing wrong with House of Wax. It knows what it is, and is a perfectly enjoyable, fun (if you like this sort of thing) Friday night movie. Just don't expect to need to engage your brain. Oh, and although it's officially a remake of the 1953 version, apparently they're nothing alike. I haven't seen that one, so I can't comment.

Rating: 3 out of 5

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