Wednesday, March 2, 2016

House of Wax, The Demise of Paris Hilton

Before there were the Kardashians, Paris Hilton was the identity of America....or perhaps what America had become.  Sadly, a nation that grasped the culture of reality shows and celebrity, in many instances, ignored virtues that make countries great.  There is hope! In 2005, when "House of Wax" played at movie houses, entire audiences cheered when Ms. Hilton met her most gory demise. Perhaps that seemingly inappropriate gesture, signals that our culture has what it takes to regain goodness.  Hence, today we look at "House of Wax."
A bunch of great looking college students from the University of Florida are heading to L.S.U for a big football game.  A shortcut and bad roads force them to camp overnight in the middle of nowhere. Carly (Elisha Cuthbert) and her BF Wade (Jared Padalecki) venture to an abandoned town in search of a fan-belt for their car..... and the horror begins.  Trudy's House of Wax is the center of town and all the citizens are wax figures. Their bodies are encased in wax, leaving them corpses with wax shells. Quickly Wade (who soon will endure a tortuous fate) and Carly are on the run from a psycho fiend, Bo (Brian Van Holt). The very pretty Carly is captured by Bo and is subject to torture (superglue and clippers).  Oh yes...Wade is now a permanent citizen of this creepy place.
Now Carly's brother, Nick (Chad Michael Murray) and friends come to the rescue.  Paige (Hilton), unfortunately, is collected with her BF, and skewered.  As Carly escapes Bo's wrath, she teams up with Nick and the two take the fight to Bo.  Uh oh....Bo is not alone. Together Carly and Nick embark on a bloody quest to find their friends (that won't happen), end the evil of the House of Wax, and escape. A crossbow, shotgun, big knives, baseball bat, and fire will contribute to a very explosive, and epic ending.
Taking detours, rides with creepy strangers, separating, and pre-marital sex all contribute to the ominous fate of our University of Florida protagonists. Perhaps if they were film majors, they would be better equipped to survive one of these movies. What is the backstory of Bo? Will Carly and Nick have an opportunity to bond as brother and sister without being melted together? Heavy on gore, and available on Netflix, see "House of Wax."


  1. Love it my friend. A very underrated movie.

    Here is my appraisal.

    House of Wax (2005)

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  2. Enjoyed watching this one. Great review

  3. Enjoyed watching this one. Great review