R | | Horror
A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
This film and Tourist Trap (1979) share similar plot points despite this film being a remake of 1953's House of Wax (1953).
You are being such a good boy. Would you like some more cereal, sweetheart? Here you go.
Carly turns around to look out the window when the housemaid wax figure in the kitchen startles her. The figure's back is to the window when Carly accidentally tips it over and smashes it. About a minute, earlier when Carly first stepped into the kitchen, the figure was facing the wall to the left of the window.
Random letters in the end credits of the movie begin to melt down from the screen as they appear. Also, some pairs of letters are joined, just like Bo and Vincent when they were born.
The uncut version is rated R21 in Singapore. Two scenes needed to be trimmed to secure an NC16 rating. First is the body dragging scene where the head slowly detaches itself from the torso. Next is the scene where the killer graphically removes a pole that is jammed into a female victim's head.
$12,077,236 (USA) (8 May 2005)