History Film / HouseOfWax1953

2nd Nov '17 4:04:14 PM Camassia
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%%* AntiVillain

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%%* AntiVillain * AntiVillain: It's hard not to sympathize at least a little bit with Jarrod, who thinks of his artworks as "children" and has to watch them go up in flames before being horribly disfigured himself. Even after he's gone bad, he seems more crazy than evil.



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%%* AxeBeforeEntering* AxeBeforeEntering: At the climax, the cops use a prop sword from the museum to get through a locked door.



* DoingItForTheArt: Initially, Jarrod refuses to have any "Chamber of Horror" type exhibits, despite their popularity, because he considers them a cheap and tawdry branch of the wax museum's art. He wants to educate and inspire with historical and allegorical sculptures.

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* DoingItForTheArt: In-universe. Initially, Jarrod refuses to have any "Chamber of Horror" type exhibits, despite their popularity, because he considers them a cheap and tawdry branch of the wax museum's art. He wants to educate and inspire with historical and allegorical sculptures.



* {{Fainting}}: One of the customers faint as Jarrod gives a tour through his museum.

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* {{Fainting}}: One of the customers faint faints as Jarrod gives a tour through his museum.museum. Sue also faints at the DramaticUnmask.
*{{Fanservice}}: At one point, Sue and Scott take in a can-can show, and the camera spends quite a while lingering over the girls' legs (also showing off the 3-D with their kicking).



* MythologyGag: Beyond the various little facts that inevitably come with a true remake film, Jarrod;s deaf-mute assistant is named "Igor" -- which was the name of the mad wax-sculptor from the original ''Mystery at the Wax Museum''.

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* MythologyGag: Beyond the various little facts that inevitably come with a true remake film, Jarrod;s Jarrod's deaf-mute assistant is named "Igor" -- which was the name of the mad wax-sculptor from the original ''Mystery at the Wax Museum''.



-->'''Cathy Gray:''' Oh that's all right, I don't need much breath anyway-- as my late friend Matty used to say, if a girl don't watch her figure the men won't.

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-->'''Cathy Gray:''' Oh that's all right, I don't need much breath anyway-- as anyway--as my late friend Matty used to say, if a girl don't watch her figure the men won't.
22nd Sep '17 1:11:23 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* BerserkButton: Don't ask Jarrod about some crazy ideas like ... burning down his beloved wax figures.

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* BerserkButton: Don't ask Jarrod about some crazy ideas like ...like... burning down his beloved wax figures.
13th Sep '17 7:08:17 PM DaFlabbagasta
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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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* TheDitz: Cathy.

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* SpiritedYoungLady: Sue.

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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".
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