Trivia / House of Wax (2005)

  • Actor Allusion:
    • The friends catch Paige apparently giving Blake a blow job - though she claims she just dropped her lib balm. It's caught on video, possibly as a nod to Paris Hilton's sex tape.
    • Blake really wants to make it to a college football game, a possible reference to Robert Ri'chard's role in Coach Carter.
  • I Am Not Leonard Nimoy: Even the soundtrack gets in on this. There's a track titled 'Paris Gets It', even though the character she plays is called Paige.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • Chad Michael Murray had initially only really played teen heartthrobs in movies and of course his One Tree Hill role so it was quite difficult for him to play bad boy Nick.
    • Paris Hilton had pretty much just played herself before this film.
    • Elisha Cuthbert's most well known role was as a Ms. Fanservice, almost the complete opposite of a Final Girl.
  • Scully Box: As Jared Padalecki is a whole foot taller than her, Elisha Cuthbert taped two-inch blocks of wood to her boots whenever they were filmed from the knee up.
  • What Could Have Been: An alternate opening featured a girl called Jennifer stranded on the highway, who gets killed by either Bo or Vincent. It was filmed and included as an extra on the DVD. It is her statue that Vincent is working on at the start of the movie - and the statue of the Miss Ambrose winner is of her.

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