House of Wax
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Despite receiving harsh reviews, horror film fans may find "House of Wax (2005)" hugely entertaining. The story is pretty routine but this nasty little horror flick does offer some R-rated kills and spills that may please those undiscriminating gore hounds. And for those Paris Hilton haters out there, you may get a kick in watching the stiff-acting heiress get pursued and brutally impaled by one of the vicious killers.
For those who love the original film and are deciding to give this film a try, my advice to you is do not go into this expecting a Xerox copy. The Vincent Price classic was suspenseful, had a lot of mystery and was hugely imaginative while this updated version uses none of its plot elements. This is an in-name only remake. I guess you can say it pales in comparison but realistically speaking, a film produced in the 50's will have very little in common to a modern one and this new vision is a completely different animal. Also, do not expect Oscar-calibre acting, script-writing and production values. This is a by-the-numbers horror film and its sole purpose is to entertain those who like this kind of morbid unpleasantness. It is a slasher film, nothing more and like so many slasher films, before and after, it lacks suspense and logic and it did not set out to change the genre. With that said, it remains imaginative and you do get an attractive cast, lots of gore, a few genuinely intense scenes, a stylish setting and lots and lots of screaming. The films climax is also pretty spectacular though far-fetched but then again, I'm not committing 113 minutes of my life to this for realism and logic.
Nothing really happens until Wade wakes up to find his car has been damaged. While their friends head off to the big game, Wade and Carly make their way to the nearby town of Ambrose, home of the once-famous Trudy House of Wax, in search of a fan belt. They should have known things just weren't right when they found the town basically deserted, with Whatever Happened to Baby Charlotte? listed on the marquee of the local movie house.Read more ›
Actually, the answer to that is not much relatively speaking, given that this is the opening act of this 2005 splatter flick. If you think that Nick Jones (Chad Michael Murray) has a death wish that is nothing compared to Wade (Jared Padalecki), who establishes what could be a record for going into the wrong places in a horror movie. The only other contender for that crown would be the last pair left alive in the film, one of whom is obviously going to be Elisha Cuthbert's Carly Jones, sister to Nick and girl friend to Wade. This is not just because her name appears first in the credits but also because she is clearly privileged in the film's opening as the character most likely to still be alive by the end credits (plus she knows that you are only limited to three strikes when it comes to baseball or felony convictions). The other potential young corpses in the group are Paige Edwards (Paris Hilton, who obviously has great potential in this regard) and her boyfriend, Blake (Robert Ri'chard), and Dalton Chapman (Jon Abrahams), who is so goofy that you know if he dies it is going to be either really gross or a big fake out.Read more ›
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livraison arriver dans les temps mais recus avec une grosse scratch en arrière qui passe bord en bord du plastique par contre le bluray quand a lui il est intactPublished 15 months ago by gabriel
It's not a bad movie, the story line is fine and the acting is okay, but it bugged the crap out of me that Paris Hilton was in the movie. I mean seriously Paris Freaking Hilton?!Published on Nov. 5 2013 by Melanie Levesque
J'ai écouter ce film quand j'était plus jeune, il y a quelques jours je lai réécouter et je ne suis pas déçus par ce film. Read morePublished on Aug. 27 2012 by Philippe