Charles Belden, Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes
Elisha Cuthbert as Carly Jones
Chad Michael Murray as Nick Jones
Brian Van Holt as Bo/Vincent
Paris Hilton as Paige Edwards
**Note: This is a brief synopsis and review from the earliest days of BHM. If you have a detailed review of this film in your head, please submit your review.
House of Wax is a remake of 100 best horror movies honoree number 75, and takes quite a few liberties during the “modernization process”. Nonetheless, this movie is a great watch with a very interesting concept. A group of college age kids are traveling to a football game, and decide to (inexplicably) stop by the side of the road to camp as night falls. Their camping trip is wrought with strange happenings that lead them to a nearby town. In this town is a wax museum where everything, including the building itself, is made of wax. This movie is notable because it has:
•Interesting plot twists
•Pretty good acting (with one notable exception…see below)
•Awesome special effects
•Paris Hilton with a post through her skull!!!
Yes, this movie made the honorable mention addition to the 100 best horror movie list largely because of the (unfortunate) pop figure Paris Hilton. She does a strip tease…she whines…she acts badly (both in terms of behavior and acting ability)…and she is impaled by a metal fence post in one of the most dramatic and satisfying kill scenes I have seen in a long time. You should see this one!