The 50's

House Of Wax [1953]

Chilling horror movie from the 50’s starring Vincent Price as a renowned wax sculptor who rebuilds his old fire destroyed showplace using human victims as wax figures. His assistant begins to suspect his boss of foul play after the sudden disappearance of several bodies from the morgue. “House Of Wax” was an example of early 3D movies, and it was also the film that launched Vincent Price as a master of horror (and it’s easy to see why). If you’re a fan of that era and more particularly old horror flicks, then this is a must see for you; it’s incredibly creepy, and possibly one of the best of its genre. If you want to go further back in time, then you might want to check out a movie called “Mystery Of The Wax Museum” which was shot in early two-color technicolor process in 1933. “House Of Wax” was a remake of that film, so was the 2005 version starring the dreadful Paris Hilton (you might want to skip this one though).

Fun fact: According to Price, when he and Peter Lorre went to view Bela Lugosi’s body at Lugosi’s funeral, Lorre, upon seeing Lugosi dressed in his famous Dracula cape, quipped, “Do you think we should drive a stake through his heart just in case?”

Rating: 3/4

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