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The House that dripped Wax!
on 22 October 2017
The House of Wax seems to have a history in my family. My late mother saw it as a young woman in Fiji in 3D and I saw it many years later in 3D at the BFI Southbank in London. I now have my own DVD copy at long last.
It was re-made in 2005 but it is incomparable to this 1953 classic directed by Andre de Toth starring the grandmaster of horror, Vincent Price. The House of Wax 1953 is a re-make of the 1933 film, The Mystery of the Wax Museum and stars the legendary grandmaster of horror, Vincent Price in one of his iconic horror roles as Professor Henry Jarrod.
Professor Henry Jarrod (Price) is distraught, depressed, saddened and horrifically facially disfigured after an arsonist destroys his beloved House of Wax Museum. He emerges with a vengeance opening a spectacular and magnificent new House of Wax Museum that becomes the talk of the town. However, the new wax figures are real life corpses .........
Vincent Price is excellent as the evil, Professor Henry Jarrod. There is a screen appearance from Charles Bronson as Jarrod's assistant and partner in crime. Wax historical figures, boiling hot vats of wax, disappearing corpses, disfigured people, mayhem and murder. This is vintage Vincent Price.A true horror film classic.
See it at your peril ...........