House Of Wax has to be one of, if not the best film i've ever watched - it has everything anyone could possibly want from a horror film and more and features some amazing talent from up and coming actors including Elisha Cuthbert (from 24), Chad Michael Murray (from One Tree Hill) and .. well .. Paris Hilton.
The basic plot is about a group of six friends on their way to a football game and decide to camp out in the woods. In the morning they find their car has been tampered with so make thier way to a deserted 'middle-of-nowhere' town to find help. This town is home to Trudy's House Of Wax - a seemingly popular attraction with extremely life-like wax inhabitants. But when the group start being bumped off one by one and becoming involentry members of this Wax Mueseum, they uncover this town's shocking secret and must escape before there's none of them left to tell the tale.
This film, as any other, offers it's share of thrills and chills and can be quite gross at times but is interesting and fast paced from the word go, never looses it's grip on the audience and builds up to a stunning and visually magnificant climax which will stay with you for a while.
The plot's is great but the cast help carry the film also, even Paris as she brought alot of media hype to this movie and i was shocked to see myself hoping she'd survive in this film as it was Elisha who brought my attention to it.
The DVD also offers great special features including 3 Featurettes, a Behind The Scenes Audio Commentary for Bloopers with 4 of the cast (Elisha, Chad, Paris and Jared), an Alternate Opening Sequence and the Theactrical Trailer.
I recommend this to fans of such films as Darkness Falls, Wrong Turn and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre but not so much to fans of the original as this version is very loosly based on the Vincent Price classic.