House of Wax – Yes it SUCKED

A group of friends on their way to a college football game falls prey to a pair of murderous brothers in an abandoned small town. They discover that the brothers have expanded upon the area’s main attraction.. the House of Wax.

Yes I was suckered into watching this…

It’s a 4th remake I think of an old classic, the famous one being the 1953 camp classic from Vincent Price.

I will give it some props for being gory, but well it’s more of a slasher movie than a proper horror film, it wasn’t very scary or suspenseful, just gruesome and teeny. And some slasher movies are very scary too, this one just didn’t cut it.

The deaths were pretty inventive though, and each one had a little twist of it’s own.

The major bonus would be Elisha Cuthbert, she was smoking hot, yeah!

I still rate Shutter[/url] as one of the best horror movies I’ve seen for a very long time if not ever.

As for House of Wax[/url], it got decent scores of around 5.5, but well it really doesn’t deserve it.

Basically for the first hour nothing at all happens, zero, you are just waiting for something scary, it is supposed to be a horror movie after all…then well it get’s a little more interesting for the last 45 minutes.

But jeez, please get it going from the beginning!

I’d give it a sour 3/10.

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17 Responses to House of Wax – Yes it SUCKED

  1. totoro September 19, 2005 at 3:42 am #

    afaik, Elisha Cuthbert was pretty well endowed too. I guess she helped boost ratings for the TV series 24’s earlier seasons.

  2. minishorts September 19, 2005 at 3:46 am #

    eh i thought the way hilton died was hilarious. hahaha

  3. ShaolinTiger September 19, 2005 at 3:47 am #

    Yeah it was pretty good, there was a few references to the sex video too 😀

  4. xiao September 19, 2005 at 4:00 am #

    Everyone says that shutter’s the best horror movie ever made. Yet when my friends and I watched it it wasn’t so scary >< I'm starting to avoid looking at blur photos, though.

  5. paul September 19, 2005 at 4:17 am #

    way sucked man…check out this review for similar thoughts:

    http://www.think.com.my/review.cfm?rev_ID=7

  6. chair September 19, 2005 at 4:21 am #

    Me thinks Ju-on is much more scarier than Shutter.

  7. Dabido (Teflon) September 19, 2005 at 4:30 am #

    Hmmm, I guess it’s true that whatever Paris Hilton is involved in has sucking involved somewhere! 🙂

  8. IB September 19, 2005 at 4:36 am #

    What is this. I watch Duke of Hazzard one week, you review the next. I blog on Manila the same day you do. I watch House of Wax 3 nights ago and you blog about it today.

    I’m watching you very carefully now.

    *eyeballs SLT*

    Btw, picked up some lovely Australian crumpets (frozen, but ah well) from KLCC the other day. yummilicious.

  9. kimberlycun September 19, 2005 at 4:52 am #

    i wanna squeeze cuthbert’s boobies.

    she wore her bro’s singlet, 10 mins later it became a woman’s singlet.

  10. mob1900 September 19, 2005 at 8:08 am #

    hey, i discover Ms. cuthbert first… not, actually MAXIM magazine did, 2 years ago and i’m a proud owner of that issue. now, bow b4 mua…

  11. kenny September 19, 2005 at 8:45 pm #

    I cheered like a madman when Paris died in the movie… Why do i hate her so much? I don’t know.. i just hate her, that’s all.. O_O

  12. Alex September 19, 2005 at 8:59 pm #

    the movie sucked ass but the sight of whats-her-name’s finger being cut off was too much for me.. nearly fainted oh me

  13. FireAngel September 19, 2005 at 10:40 pm #

    Did Kim recommend this movie to you? 😛

  14. vlad September 20, 2005 at 11:28 pm #

    I gave this one a skip, but I think Sigaw (Phillipine) is quite an interesting horror movie. Give it a watch, but not like it’s really scary. Subtle and interesting I would say.

  15. Jonathan Chong September 21, 2005 at 2:19 am #

    Elisha .. yummy.

  16. narrowband September 21, 2005 at 6:41 am #

    I watched it for free. Downloaded via some P2P. Luckily I paid no fee. It’d been a waste of money.

    And yes, Shutter still ranks top in my all-time-fav horror flicks list!

  17. kimberlycun September 21, 2005 at 10:02 pm #

    *sticks tongue out*