History YMMV / HouseOfWax2005

28th Oct '16 11:53:24 AM fearlessnikki
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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: Minor example. Just about everyone knows that Paris Hilton's character gets killed off.



* CriticProof: The film was trashed by critics (although some were kind to it) but it made $70 million at the Box Office.



* HilariousInHindsight: The fact that the first victim in the film is Creator/JaredPadalecki - as he's the only one of the cast members who has gone on to play a [[{{Series/Supernatural}} monster hunter]]. Paris Hilton guest starred in an episode of that too.
* JerkassWoobie: Vincent would qualify, as he was [[UsedToBeASweetKid originally]] the [[CainAndAbel Abel to Bo's Cain]], but manipulated into being a SerialKiller like Bo. The last shot of Vincent following his death as he is [[KarmicDeath submerged in the pool of wax]] was a AlasPoorVillain for him.
* JustHereForGodzilla: Most people only watched the film for the chance to see Paris Hilton get killed. This was invoked by Paris herself, as she produced a line of t-shirts with the film's release date and the caption "See Paris Die".

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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The fact that the first victim in the film is Creator/JaredPadalecki - as he's the only one of the cast members who has gone on to play a [[{{Series/Supernatural}} monster hunter]]. Paris Hilton guest starred in an episode of that too.
** Elisha Cuthbert as the FinalGirl, who's also an ActionSurvivor can be very amusing to anyone who saw her as the infamous DamselScrappy on ''{{Series/Twenty Four}}''.
** One character is revealed to be wax by having his face fall off. Paris Hilton herself would experience something like that in ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera''.
* JerkassWoobie: JerkassWoobie:
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Vincent would qualify, as he was [[UsedToBeASweetKid originally]] the [[CainAndAbel Abel to Bo's Cain]], but manipulated into being a SerialKiller like Bo. The last shot of Vincent following his death as he is [[KarmicDeath submerged in the pool of wax]] was a AlasPoorVillain for him.
** Nick as well, despite being a bit of a delinquent. His parents continually favoured Carly over him, causing him to think of himself as the EvilTwin. He's a good guy deep down, taking the blame for a car Dalton stole and he ultimately cares a lot for his sister.
* JustHereForGodzilla: Most people only watched the film for the chance to see Paris Hilton get killed. This was invoked by Paris herself, as she produced a line of t-shirts with the film's release date and the caption "See Paris Die". There were reports of cheering in the cinemas during her death scene.


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* {{Narm}}: Carly's forced and unnatural sounding laughs when she's on the phone to Paige.
25th Jun '16 7:35:07 PM jormis29
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* HilariousInHindsight: The fact that the first victim in the film is Jared Padalecki - as he's the only one of the cast members who has gone on to play a [[{{Series/Supernatural}} monster hunter]]. Paris Hilton guest starred in an episode of that too.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The fact that the first victim in the film is Jared Padalecki Creator/JaredPadalecki - as he's the only one of the cast members who has gone on to play a [[{{Series/Supernatural}} monster hunter]]. Paris Hilton guest starred in an episode of that too.
25th Jun '16 5:23:34 AM fearlessnikki
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* ActorAllusion: [[Creator/ParisHilton Paige]]'s friends film her in night-vision thinking that she's going down on her boyfriend in the other car (she actually dropped her lip-balm, [[ImplausibleDeniability or so she says]]), a reference to her actress' infamous HomePornMovie.

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* ActorAllusion: [[Creator/ParisHilton Paige]]'s friends film her in night-vision thinking that she's going down on her boyfriend BaseBreaker: Paris Hilton as Paige of course. The woman's massive {{Hatedom}} felt she was terrible in the role and she got a Razzie for it. Others felt she was fine. Creator/RogerEbert noted that Paris Hilton played a character who got horribly killed, in typical slasher movie fashion. She did this no better or worse than other car (she actually dropped actresses who play the DisposableWoman in other slasher films.
* BestKnownForTheFanservice: If the movie isn't mentioned for Paris Hilton getting killed, it'll be for the sexy striptease she does for
her lip-balm, [[ImplausibleDeniability or so she says]]), boyfriend.
* CriticalBacklash: It's been theorised that
a reference to lot of the hate for the movie stems just from Paris Hilton being in it, regardless of whether her actress' infamous HomePornMovie.performance was good or not.
* FanPreferredCouple: Lots of people like the idea of [[BrotherSisterIncest Carly and Nick]] together. Their story plays out more like estranged lovers than estranged siblings - not helped by the fact that they save each other's lives like a BattleCouple.
* HilariousInHindsight: The fact that the first victim in the film is Jared Padalecki - as he's the only one of the cast members who has gone on to play a [[{{Series/Supernatural}} monster hunter]]. Paris Hilton guest starred in an episode of that too.



* JustHereForGodzilla: Most people only watched the film for the chance to see Paris Hilton get killed.

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* JustHereForGodzilla: Most people only watched the film for the chance to see Paris Hilton get killed. This was invoked by Paris herself, as she produced a line of t-shirts with the film's release date and the caption "See Paris Die".



* {{Squick}}: One guy has a... peeling problem. And there's plenty more where that one moment came from.
* WTHCastingAgency: Paris Hilton? Really? To be totally honest though, Paris Hilton's character was the ''smart one'' in this movie. She didn't do a lot of the stupid things people normally do in a horror/slasher flick.
** Creator/RogerEbert noted that Paris Hilton played a character who got horribly killed, in typical slasher movie fashion. She did this no better or worse than other actresses who play the DisposableWoman in other slasher films.

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* {{Squick}}: One guy has a... peeling problem. And there's plenty more where that one moment came from.
* WTHCastingAgency: Paris Hilton? Really? To be totally honest though, Paris Hilton's character was the ''smart one'' in this movie. She didn't do a lot of the stupid things people normally do in a horror/slasher flick.
** Creator/RogerEbert noted that Paris Hilton played a character who got horribly killed, in typical slasher movie fashion. She did this no better or worse than other actresses who play the DisposableWoman in other slasher films.
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6th May '16 9:29:27 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ActorAllusion: [[Creator/ParisHilton Paige]]'s friends film her in night-vision thinking that she's going down on her boyfriend in the other car (she actually dropped her lip-balm, [[ImplausibleDeniability or so she says]]), a reference to her actress' infamous HomePornMovie.
6th May '16 12:51:13 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* JerkassWoobie: Vincent would qualify, as he was [[UsedToBeASweetKid originally]] the [[CainAndAbel Abel to Bo's Cain]], but manipulated into being a SerialKiller like Bo. The last shot of Vincent following his death as he is [[KarmicDeath submerged in the pool of wax]] was a AlasPoorVillain for him.



* RetroactiveRecognition: JaredPadalecki as Wade.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: JaredPadalecki Creator/JaredPadalecki as Wade.Wade and Creator/ChadMichaelMurray (aka [[Series/AgentCarter Jack Thompson]]) as Nick.
27th Jan '16 5:25:09 AM Silverblade2
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* CompleteMonster: Bo is established to have been a deranged, sadistic creep since childhood, and he is not only verbally abusive to his simple-minded twin brother, but he manipulates him into murdering people to turn into wax while lying to him about their deeds being done in the name of their deceased mother.

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* CompleteMonster: Bo is established to have been a deranged, sadistic creep since childhood, and he is %% Do not only verbally abusive to his simple-minded twin brother, but he manipulates him into murdering people to turn into wax while lying to him about their deeds being done add CompleteMonster before discussing it in the name of their deceased mother.Clean Up Thread http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=6vic3f9h1cy5qivsenw8llok&page=134
20th Dec '15 8:05:03 PM huntdaddy
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* MoralEventHorizon: If Both hasn't crossed this by turning innocent people into wax figures, then him clipping off the tip of Carly's finger for no real reason (complete with SlasherSmile) definitely pushes it this far.

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* MoralEventHorizon: If Both hasn't Bo hasn't crossed this by turning innocent people into wax figures, then him clipping off the tip of Carly's finger for no real reason (complete with SlasherSmile) definitely pushes it this far.
20th Dec '15 8:03:49 PM huntdaddy
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* MoralEventHorizon: If Both hasn't crossed this by turning innocent people into wax figures, then him clipping off the tip of Carly's finger for no real reason (complete with SlasherSmile) definitely pushes it this far.
15th Dec '15 7:40:44 PM huntdaddy
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* CompleteMonster: Bo is established to have been a deranged, sadistic creep since childhood, and he is not only verbally abusive to his simple-minded twin brother, but he manipulates him into murdering people to turn into wax while lying to him about their deeds being done in the name of their deceased mother.
4th Sep '14 5:11:04 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch: A lot of people pre-emptively loathed the film because of Paris Hilton. Hilton's bragging that the film was better than the 1953 one because it was HotterAndSexier didn't exactly endear her to many.
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