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House of Wax

  • Horror
  • 1953
  • Andre De Toth
  • 84 mins
  • X

Summary

Horror starring Vincent Price. When a sculptor refuses to make his waxworks more lurid to attract customers, his partner burns down the museum for the insurance. The sculptor is presumed to have perished with his wax dummies, but reappears, disfigured and seeking revenge.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

With most 3D movies, the director always seemed more concerned with homing in on sharp, pointy objects to wow audiences rather than following a story. However, director Andre De Toth revelled in the opportunities offered by the new process and the result was this glorious-looking slice of gothic horror, which also helped establish Vincent Price as a horror icon. He plays an embittered sculptor who turns to human subjects for his waxworks with the help of one Charles Buchinsky, better known now as Charles Bronson.

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Credits

Cast

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Professor Henry JarrodVincent Price
Lieutenant Tom BrennanFrank Lovejoy
Sue AllenPhyllis Kirk
Cathy GrayCarolyn Jones
Scott AndrewsPaul Picerni
Matthew BurkeRoy Roberts
Mrs AndrewsAngela Clarke
Sidney WallacePaul Cavanagh
Sergeant Jim ShaneDabbs Greer
IgorCharles Bronson

Crew

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DirectorAndre De Toth

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros Pictures Ltd
Languages
English
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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