House of Wax Premiere Newsreel
- Theatrical Trailer
House of Wax Languages: English, French and Spanish
House of Wax Subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Bahasa, Thai & Korean
Mystery of the Wax Museum Subtitles in English, French and Spanish
- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 5, 2003
- Originally Released: 1953
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Mono - English
- Mono - Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Los Angeles Times - 08/15/2003
USA Today - 05/03/2005
"[O]ne of the most popular 3-D movies..."
Uncut - 08/01/2005
"[W]ith Vincent Price on fine form as a mutilated, murderous maniac..."
New York Times - 10/04/2013
"Unlike many of the hastily assembled 3-D projects that followed it, HOUSE OF WAX was carefully designed to take maximum advantage of the medium's unusual properties. The film employs a full range of imaginative shock effects..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
In the wicked performance that crowned him the movie's master of the macabre. Vincent Price plays a renowned wax sculptor plunged into madness when an arsonist destroys his life's work. Unable to use his flame-scarred hands, he devises a new - and murderous - way of restocking his House of Wax
The sweet dread and sheer fun of this creepy classic, co-starring Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones and Charles Bronson and directed by Andre de Toth, had its roots in a Warner Bros. chiller from 20 years before: Mystery of the Wax Museum, starring Lionel Atwill as the wax-wielding madman and Fay Wray as a potential victim. Directed by Michael Curtiz and shot in a chillingly effective early two-color Technicolor process, it and its spooky remake offer you a delicious double-dip in a paraffin bath of terror.
Art / Artists |
- When theatrically re-issued, "House of Wax" received an MPAA GP rating.
- Filmed in Technicolor and Stereophonic sound.
- Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.
- Andre de Toth had one eye while directing the film and was unable to enjoy the groundbreaking 3-D effects.