Let me preface this review by saying, “No, we did not pay to watch this one!” It was the Movie Network last night.
House of Wax (2005) stars Paris Hilton, Elisha Cuthbert, Jared Padalecki, and Chad Michael Murray.
It is a Horror film and it did have many of the elements of a good horror. There were a few places I had to cover my eyes, and a few places where my heart was beating faster.
Just like the good horror movies, the film features a bunch of teenagers who are so noisey you feel you need to scream out “You nosey fool! Get out of there! You are going to get caught!”
These teenagers get themselves into trouble when they stumble into a town looking for a fan belt during an overnight camping stop. The town has a house made literally of wax, featuring many wax statues (who turn out to all be real people who were killed and covered in wax! Freaky! Hope I didn’t just spoil it for you!)
I give this a 2/5. It had some good horror movie features. But it did have Paris in it. And there were a few things that didn’t fit – like all of a sudden there was a building beside their camping spot – things like that that didn’t piece together well.
All in all, while I’m shocked that J. actually watched it to, it wasn’t bad. If you want a little horror flick to raise your pulse for a couple of hours, watch House of Wax.