Wednesday, April 10, 2013

House of Wax

After his partner torches their museum for insurance purposes, engulfing him in the flames, a wax artist (Vincent Price) emerges disfigured, yet with a state of the art plaster face. As he begins to build his new wax museum, which features impeccably lifelike figures, a masked man is committing murders around town and stealing bodies from the mortuary. "House of Wax" is an entertaining, well-made horror film, whose plot begins to wear thin after awhile, but is completely credible the entire way through due to Price's sincerity and committal to his role. The 3D gimmicks, which created a huge return financially, distract from the film but are interesting as a separate entity (i.e. paddleball man).