House of Wax (2005 film)

House of Wax
House Of Wax movie poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJaume Collet-Serra
Produced by
Written by
Based on
The Wax Works
by
Starring
Music byJohn Ottman
CinematographyStephen F. Windon
Edited byJoel Negron
Production
companies
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • April 30, 2005 (2005-04-30) (Tribeca)
  • May 6, 2005 (2005-05-06) (United States)
  • July 14, 2005 (2005-07-14) (Australia)
Running time
113 minutes[1]
Countries
  • United States
  • Australia
LanguageEnglish
Budget$40 million[2]
Box office$70.1 million[3]

House of Wax is a 2005 slasher film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and written by Charles Belden, Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes, based on a story by Belden. The film stars Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray, Brian Van Holt in a dual role, Paris Hilton, Jared Padalecki, Jon Abrahams and Robert Ri'chard. It is a loose remake of the 1953 film of the same name, itself a remake of the 1933 film Mystery of the Wax Museum.[4]

House of Wax premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was released in United States theaters on May 6, 2005, by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film grossed over $70 million worldwide and received generally negative reviews from critics, who criticized its lack of originality, screenplay and characters, but praised the performances and atmosphere.

  1. ^ "HOUSE OF WAX (15)". British Board of Film Classification. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2013-04-15.
  2. ^ "House of Wax (2005)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2007-06-17.
  3. ^ "House of Wax (2005)". The Numbers. Retrieved 2016-03-31.
  4. ^ Jowlabar, Sharmila. "House of Horrors". Tribute. Retrieved 2016-01-26.