History Film / HouseOfWax1953

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.
4th May '16 2:49:35 PM k410ren
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* NobodyHereButUsStatues: At one point, Igor disguises himself as one of several heads on a shelf.
4th Apr '16 3:57:04 AM Shadowgazer
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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, Cathy.

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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, Cathy.[[GoldDigger Cathy]].



* AssholeVictim: Matthew. He's shallow, greedy, lecherous and implied to be stringing along Cathy, who thinks he has marriage plans.

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* AssholeVictim: Matthew. He's shallow, greedy, greedy (to a murderou, lecherous and implied to be stringing along Cathy, who thinks he has marriage plans.
27th Mar '16 9:23:16 AM MacronNotes
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11th Oct '15 11:22:28 PM WanderingBrowser
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Price plays Professor Henry Jarrod, a devoted wax sculptor with a museum in 1910s New York. A disagreement with his financial partner, Matthew Burke (played by Roy Roberts), leaves Jarrod amid the burned ruins of his own museum, alive but severely injured. With the aid of a deaf-mute sculptor named Igor (played by Charles Buchinsky, who would soon become better known as Creator/CharlesBronson), Jarrod builds a new House of Wax that showcases historical and contemporary crimes, including the murder of his former business partner. However, all is not what it seems in Jarrod's wax museum, and a friend of Burke's fiancee is about to make a horrifying discovery...

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Price plays Professor Henry Jarrod, a devoted wax sculptor with a museum in 1910s New York. A disagreement with When his greedy financial partner, Matthew Burke (played by Roy Roberts), leaves suggests that they burn the wax museum down in order to get the insurance money, Jarrod amid tries to stop him, only to be beaten unconscious and left for dead in the burned ruins of burning museum. Escaping with intense burns that leave his own museum, alive but severely injured. With hands half-crippled and himself horribly disfigured, Jarrod enlists the aid of a deaf-mute sculptor named Igor (played by Charles Buchinsky, who would soon become better known as Creator/CharlesBronson), Jarrod Creator/CharlesBronson) and builds a new House of Wax that showcases historical and contemporary crimes, including the murder of his former business partner. However, all is not what it seems in Jarrod's wax museum, and a friend of Burke's fiancee is about to make a horrifying discovery...



* 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, Cathy.



* AssholeVictim: Matthew.

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* AssholeVictim: Matthew. He's shallow, greedy, lecherous and implied to be stringing along Cathy, who thinks he has marriage plans.



* BattleAmongstTheFlames: Jarrod and Burke fight each other as the museum burns around them.

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* BattleAmongstTheFlames: Jarrod and Burke fight each other as the museum burns around them.them in the early minutes of the film.



* 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.



* GoldDigger: Implied. Cathy is engaged to Burke, a wealthy businessman who is Jarrod's first victim, and she doesn't give a damn about it (she doesn't get to enjoy the inheritance). Faithfulness is also out of (her part of) the equation.

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* GoldDigger: Implied. Cathy is engaged to going out with (and suggesting marriage to) Matthew Burke, a wealthy businessman who is Jarrod's first victim, and she doesn't give a damn about it (she doesn't get to enjoy the inheritance). Faithfulness is also It's subtly implied that she's a whore looking to marry someone wealthy and get out of (her part of) the equation.life.


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* 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''.
13th Sep '15 10:10:43 AM gallium
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* BornInTheTheater: The paddleball guy, who's been swatting his paddleball at various people entering the exhibit, turns to look straight at the camera, says "There's someone with a bag of popcorn!", and swats his paddleball right at the viewer.
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