House of Wax
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Christian Science Monitor
As a frightfest it's better than today's average.
House of Wax won't give you nightmares, but it upholds teen horror traditions with flair and energy.
The Hollywood Reporter
Acting is similarly routine with the glorious exception of Hilton, who is so bad she steals the show.
Only a nominal remake...Nevertheless, for gore aficionados (and probably no one else) the murders are worth the wait.
Except for when Paris is on screen giving us the winking sex eye, Wax is just a museum of gory, joyless, easy shocks.
Manages to be gruesome and grisly, but not particularly creepy or frightening.
Purists, be warned: This scare-flick quickie has as much relation to the 1953 Vincent Price classic with the same title as Paris Hilton does to acting.
Weak, obligatory stabs at humor make it more generic than it might've been.
Direly predictable, with candle-drip pacing and a pervasive unpleasantness.
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