History Film / HouseOfWax1953

3rd Jun '17 1:23:09 PM Mdumas43073
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''House of Wax'' is a 1953 American horror film starring Creator/VincentPrice, whose career then took a turn primarily towards horror films. A remake of ''Film/MysteryOfTheWaxMuseum'' (1933), it was the first 3-D color feature film from a major American studio, following the independently-produced ''Bwana Devil'' the year before; these two movies together sparked the UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie boom of the 1950s. (Interestingly enough, this film's director, Andre De Toth, only had one eye and this couldn't see the effect.

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''House of Wax'' is a 1953 American horror film starring Creator/VincentPrice, whose career then took a turn primarily towards horror films. films.

A remake of ''Film/MysteryOfTheWaxMuseum'' (1933), it this was the first 3-D color feature film from a major American studio, following the independently-produced ''Bwana Devil'' the year before; these two movies together sparked the UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie boom of the 1950s. (Interestingly enough, this film's director, Andre De Toth, only had one eye and this couldn't see the effect.
3rd Jun '17 1:22:46 PM Mdumas43073
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''House of Wax'' is a 1953 American horror film starring Creator/VincentPrice, whose career then took a turn primarily towards horror films. A remake of ''Film/MysteryOfTheWaxMuseum'' (1933), it was the first 3-D color feature film from a major American studio, following the independently-produced ''Bwana Devil'' the year before; these two movies together sparked the UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie boom of the 1950s. Interestingly enough, this film's director (Andre De Toth) only had one eye, and couldn't see the effect.

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''House of Wax'' is a 1953 American horror film starring Creator/VincentPrice, whose career then took a turn primarily towards horror films. A remake of ''Film/MysteryOfTheWaxMuseum'' (1933), it was the first 3-D color feature film from a major American studio, following the independently-produced ''Bwana Devil'' the year before; these two movies together sparked the UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie boom of the 1950s. Interestingly (Interestingly enough, this film's director (Andre director, Andre De Toth) Toth, only had one eye, eye and this couldn't see the effect.
3rd Jun '17 1:22:16 PM Mdumas43073
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''House of Wax'' is a 1953 American horror film starring Creator/VincentPrice, whose career then took a turn primarily towards horror films. It is a remake of ''Film/MysteryOfTheWaxMuseum'' (1933). It was the first 3-D color feature film from a major American studio, following independent movie ''Bwana Devil''. These two movies sparked the 3-D movie boom of the 1950s. Interestingly enough, director Andre De Toth only had one eye, and couldn't see the effect.

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''House of Wax'' is a 1953 American horror film starring Creator/VincentPrice, whose career then took a turn primarily towards horror films. It is a A remake of ''Film/MysteryOfTheWaxMuseum'' (1933). It (1933), it was the first 3-D color feature film from a major American studio, following independent movie the independently-produced ''Bwana Devil''. These Devil'' the year before; these two movies together sparked the 3-D movie UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie boom of the 1950s. Interestingly enough, this film's director Andre (Andre De Toth Toth) only had one eye, and couldn't see the effect.


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25th Mar '17 9:51:34 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: Sue, when she's being chased, realises the noise that her shoes make on the cobbles is giving her away, and takes them off.



* ItsPopularNowItSucks: In-universe: Jarrod comes to believe this and decides that his rebuilt museum will mostly give the public the sensationalism it wants.

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* ItsPopularNowItSucks: In-universe: InUniverse: Jarrod comes to believe this and decides that his rebuilt museum will mostly give the public the sensationalism it wants.
25th Mar '17 8:17:53 AM erforce
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''House of Wax'' is a 1953 American horror film starring VincentPrice, whose career then took a turn primarily towards horror films. It is a remake of ''Film/MysteryOfTheWaxMuseum'' (1933). It was the first 3-D color feature film from a major American studio, following independent movie ''Bwana Devil''. These two movies sparked the 3-D movie boom of the 1950s. Interestingly enough, director Andre De Toth only had one eye, and couldn't see the effect.

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''House of Wax'' is a 1953 American horror film starring VincentPrice, Creator/VincentPrice, whose career then took a turn primarily towards horror films. It is a remake of ''Film/MysteryOfTheWaxMuseum'' (1933). It was the first 3-D color feature film from a major American studio, following independent movie ''Bwana Devil''. These two movies sparked the 3-D movie boom of the 1950s. Interestingly enough, director Andre De Toth only had one eye, and couldn't see the effect.



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31st Oct '16 2:29:51 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''House of Wax''''' is a 1953 American horror film starring VincentPrice, whose career then took a turn primarily towards horror films. It is a remake of ''Film/MysteryOfTheWaxMuseum'' (1933). It was the first 3-D color feature film from a major American studio, following independent movie ''Bwana Devil''. These two movies sparked the 3-D movie boom of the 1950s. Interestingly enough, director Andre De Toth only had one eye, and couldn't see the effect.

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'''''House ''House of Wax''''' Wax'' is a 1953 American horror film starring VincentPrice, whose career then took a turn primarily towards horror films. It is a remake of ''Film/MysteryOfTheWaxMuseum'' (1933). It was the first 3-D color feature film from a major American studio, following independent movie ''Bwana Devil''. These two movies sparked the 3-D movie boom of the 1950s. Interestingly enough, director Andre De Toth only had one eye, and couldn't see the effect.
31st Oct '16 12:29:17 PM MisterCPC
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Amazingly enough, a rare "villain gets worse with the adaptation" variety. In contrast to Joe in the original ''Film/MysteryOfTheWaxMuseum'', who burned the museum down because they had run completely out of money, Matthew is making a steady profit off of Jarrod's museum. He just isn't satisfied with how much profit he's getting, and wants to get the insurance money for a "new business deal"... which is soon after implied to be a lie for how he wants extra cash to impress his latest girlfriend, [[GoldDigger Cathy]].
* TheAlcoholic: Leon, who is a gifted artist, and "a periodical drunk".

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Amazingly enough, a rare "villain gets worse with the adaptation" variety. In contrast to Joe in the original ''Film/MysteryOfTheWaxMuseum'', who burned the museum down because they had run completely out of money, Matthew is making a steady profit off of Jarrod's museum. He just isn't satisfied with how much profit he's getting, and wants to get the insurance money for a "new business deal"... which is soon after implied to be a lie for how he wants extra cash to impress his latest girlfriend, [[GoldDigger Cathy]].
Cathy]]. And while Joe did leave his partner to die, he merely ran off after setting the fire... Matthew also attempts to kill Jarrod after setting it, even staying behind a bit to try and finish him off when Jarrod does his best to put extinguish it.
* TheAlcoholic: Leon, who is a gifted artist, and "a periodical drunk".
17th Aug '16 7:16:57 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Jarrod. The museum he adored and poured his heart and soul into is destroyed because of his partner's greed; he himself is horribly disfigured and while he doesn't totally lose use of his hands, can't sculpt the way he used to.
23rd Jun '16 8:38:54 AM Shadowgazer
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* AssholeVictim: Matthew. He's shallow, greedy (to a murderou, lecherous and implied to be stringing along Cathy, who thinks he has marriage plans.

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* AssholeVictim: Matthew. He's shallow, greedy (to a murderou, murderous extent) lecherous and implied to be stringing along Cathy, who thinks he has marriage plans.
18th May '16 5:35:44 AM k410ren
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* CelebrityResemblance: in-universe; Igor happens to look like William Kemmler, the first man executed by electric chair.
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