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HOUSE OF WAX Blu-ray Review

I went into this movie relatively blind, aside from the fact that I had a sense it would be about wax.

Unfortunately, I was very unimpressed with the film itself. I felt that the first portion of the film was excruciatingly long, and without reason.

If there is a major payoff at the end, that’s a slow burn. House of Wax is definitely not one. I felt as though I wanted the characters to die because they were so obnoxious. The slow-moving pace may have been an attempt to develop characters, but I did not think this worked out.

I would consider House of Wax to be slasher-adjacent. The amount of violence and gore would be relatively okay for someone dipping their feet into the horror genre.

House of Wax Blu-ray Cover

House of Wax Press Release:

Prey. Slay. Display. On July 13, 2021, Scream Factory proudly presents the modern cult classic House of Wax (2005) in the ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release, featuring a new 2K scan of the interpositive. The release comes packed with bonus features including new interviews with actors Paris Hilton and Robert Ri’Chard, composer John Ottman and makeup effects artist Jason Baird. Fans who order from shoutfactory.com will also receive an exclusive poster featuring brand-new artwork, while supplies last.

Thrills and chills ooze all over you in House of Wax, from Dark Castle Entertainment and legendary horror producers Joel Silver and Robert Zemeckis (Ghost Ship, Houseon Haunted Hill). Elisha Cuthbert leads an all-star cast that includes Chad Michael Murray, Brian Van Holt, Paris Hilton, Jared Padalecki, Jon Abrahams and Robert Ri’chard in the loose remake of the 1953 Vincent Price film.

When their car breaks down on a road trip, six college friends are sidetracked into an eerie backwoods town. Curiosity gets the better of them when they are intrigued by its macabre House of Wax. They soon find out that the town is not what it seems, and that they must find their way out before they fall victim to its ghoulishly inventive killers.
As is typical with Scream Factory releases, the special features are like the cherry on top. The list of features is extensive so you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.

Special Features:

    • NEW 2K scan of the interpositive
    • NEW Die, My Darling – an interview with actress Paris Hilton
    • NEW The Tale of Blake and Paige – an interview with actor Robert Ri’chard
    • NEW Organ Grinder – an interview with composer John Ottman
    • NEW To Me, They Live and Breathe – an interview with makeup effects artist Jason Baird
    • B-Roll and Bloopers Video Cast Commentary
    • From Location: Joel Silver Reveals the House of Wax
    • Wax On: The Design of House of Wax
    • The House Built on Wax: The Visual Effects of House of Wax
    • Alternate Opening: Jennifer Killed
    • Gag Reel
    • Vintage interviews with cast and crew from the electronic press kit
    • Vintage featurette
    • Theatrical Trailer

Watch the trailer for House of Wax below:

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