House of Wax


1h 47m 2005

Brief Synopsis

A road trip to the biggest college football championship of the year takes a turn for the worse for Carly, Paige and their friends, when they decide to camp out for the night before heading to the game. A confrontation with a mysterious trucker at the camp site leaves everyone unsettled, and Carly h

Film Details

Also Known As
maison de cire
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Horror
Sports
Thriller
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Atlab-Gold Coast, Australia; Bastyr University; Dark Castle Entertainment; Knb Efx Group, Inc.; Nicole Miller; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Photon Vfx; Prologue Films; Silver Pictures; Village Roadshow Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Golden Village; Gulf Film, Llc; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Nu-Metro; Sam Film; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Ster-Kinekor; Village Roadshow Limited; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Queensland, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Synopsis

A road trip to the biggest college football championship of the year takes a turn for the worse for Carly, Paige and their friends, when they decide to camp out for the night before heading to the game. A confrontation with a mysterious trucker at the camp site leaves everyone unsettled, and Carly has her hands full trying to keep the peace between her boyfriend Wade and her hot-headed brother Nick. They wake up the next morning to find that their car might have been tampered with, preventing their departure. At the risk of being stranded, they accept a local's invitation for a ride into Ambrose, the only town for miles. Once there, they are drawn to Ambrose's main attraction--Trudy's House of Wax, which is filled with remarkably life-like wax sculptures. But as they soon discover, there is a shocking reason the exhibits look so real. As the friends uncover the town's dark secrets, they are stalked by a mysterious killer and find themselves in a bloody battle for survival. The group must find a way out of Ambrose--or become permanent additions to the House of Wax.

Crew

Kathleen Adam

Production Aide

Karen Adcock

Wax Hair Technician

Richard Adrian

Supervising Sound Editor

Richard Adrian

Sound Designer

Christopher Alba

1st Assistant Sound Editor

David M Alexander

Song ("Dirt")

Alex Alvarez

Costume Designer

Blake Archer

Location Manager

Peter Armstrong

Special Effects Senior Technician

Mary-gail Artz

Casting

Wendy Asher

Costume Buyer

Ron Asheton

Song

Scott Asheton

Song ("Dirt")

Aaron Auch

Assistant (To Mr. Silver)

Adam Avery

Visual Effects Editor

Angelique Badenoch

Production Secretary

Jason Baird

Prosthetics/Wax Body Supervisor

Sim Bajaj

Assistant (To Mr. Silver)

Sue Baldwin

Stunts

Paul Banks

Song ("Roland")

Melissa Barker

Stunts

Axel Bartz

Set Designer

Philip Beadsmoore

Wax Sculptor

Charles S. Belden

Source Material (From Story)

Tov Belling

First Assistant Camera A (2nd Unit)

Jason Bellito

Assistant (To Mr. Murray)

Di Bennett

Head Greens

Bruce Berman

Executive Producer

Katherin Birch

Wax Hair Technician

Bob Booker

Property Master

John Breslin

Visual Effects Supervisor

Bruce Bright

Special Effects

Paul Brincat

Production Sound Mixer

Leanne Brooks

Special Effects Office Coordinator

Les Brough

Sign Writer

Craig Bryant

Best Boy (2nd Unit)

Bradd Buckley

Stunts

Simon Buckley

Technician

Wendy Buick

Graphic Designer

Bert Burless

Wax Technician

Billy Burton

Stunt Coordinator

Billy Burton

Second Unit Director

Julie Burton

3rd Assistant Director (2nd Unit)

Riki Byrne

Clapper Loader Camera B (2nd Unit)

Bradyn Byron

Song ("Gun In Hand")

Danny Cairns

Standby Props (2nd Unit)

Graeme Callander

Storyboard Artist

Angus Cameron

Compositor

David E Campbell

Rerecording Mixer

Michael Carney

Song ("Automatic")

Stephen Carpenter

Song ("Minerva")

Steve Carpenter

Technician

Jordan Chase

Song ("Gun In Hand")

Chi Cheng

Song ("Minerva")

Jason Ciolli

Song ("Gun In Hand")

Troy Clarke

Unit Manager

Mark Cleary

Wax Technician

Barbara Cohen

Casting

Sam Cole

Compositor

Miranda Colman

3rd Assistant Director

James Colmer

Conceptual Illustrator

Rod Conder

Boom Operator

Taylor Conti

Song Performer ("Automatic")

Taylor Conti

Song ("Automatic")

Tyler Conti

Song ("Automatic")

Tyler Conti

Song Performer ("Automatic")

Simon Cooke

Dolly Grip

Kareem Cormier

Song ("Bitch Made")

David Cowan

Craft Service (2nd Unit)

Dean Cranney

Technical Support

Jamie Crooks

1st Assistant Director

Judith Cruden

Extras Casting

Abran Cunningham

Song ("Minerva")

Simon Currie

Video Split Operator

Ian Curtis

Song ("New Dawn Fades")

Scott Curtis

Supervising Foley Editor

Mary Lou Da Roza

Costume Buyer

Rosalina Da Silva

Key Makeup

Steve Daddow

Stunts

Dark Day

Song Performer ("Taking Me Alive")

Arthur De Lulli

Song ("The Celebrated Chop Waltz")

Frank De Vol

Song ("I'Ve Written A Letter To Daddy")

Frank Delgado

Song ("Minerva")

Carlos Dengler

Song ("Roland")

Greg Dennison

Special Effects Senior Technician

Joy Division

Song Performer ("New Dawn Fades")

Dan Donegan

Song ("Prayer")

Nicole Downes

Stunts

Susan Downey

Producer

David Draiman

Song ("Prayer")

Mick Dray

Assistant Unit Manager

Dale Duguid

Visual Effects Production Supervisor

Andrew Duncan

Song ("Automatic")

Bev Dunn

Set Decorator

Traci Duxbury

Production Aide

Simon Dye

Compositor

Brian Edmonds

Supervising Art Director

Tony Edwards

2nd Assistant Director (2nd Unit)

Frank Ellison

Production Accountant

Amanda Enders

Standby Costumes

Karl Engeler

Chief Lighting Technician

Ethan Erwin

Assistant

Elisa Esteban

Cg Effects Artist

Julia Evershade

Supervising Adr Editor

Charlie Fergusson

Clapper Loader Camera A (2nd Unit)

John Fields

Song ("Cut Me Up")

Stephanie Flack

Supervising Dialogue Editor

David Fletcher

Special Effects Coordinator

Eric Fleury

Catering

Louise Fleury

Catering

Dean Franklin

Technician

David Franks

Assistant Property Master

Tanya Fraser

Assistant Production Office Coordinator

Ian Freeman

Assistant Location Manager

Herb Gains

Executive Producer

Andrew Gardiner

Construction Manager

Sean Genders

Wax Technician

Vickie Gest

Unit Nurse (2nd Unit)

Greg Gilbert

Steadicam Operator

Greg Gilbert

B Camera Operator

Christopher Glass

Conceptual Illustrator

Amanda Goodpaster

Music Editor

Tina Gordon

Wax Hair Technician

David Grasso

Special Makeup Effects

Matt Greig

Compositor

Karen Grose

Wax Coordinator/Technician

Judy Hallin

Coordinator (2nd Unit)

Chris Hamilton

Song ("Path To Prevail")

Simon Harding

A Camera Operator (2nd Unit)

Steve Harman

Stunts

Katie Harris

Unit Nurse

Richard St John Harrison

Set Designer

Bruce Harvey

Music Conductor

Carey Hayes

Screenwriter

Chad Hayes

Screenwriter

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Jayne Herrmann

Production Aide

Brett Hestla

Song ("Taking Me Alive")

Bob Hicks

Stunt Coordinator

Louise Hogg

Standby Costume (2nd Unit)

Peter Hook

Song ("New Dawn Fades")

Russell Howard

Song ("Bitch Made")

Rick Howie

Special Effects Senior Technician

Liam Howlett

Song ("Spitfire")

Tim Hughes

2nd 2nd Assistant Director

Will Hunt

Song ("Taking Me Alive")

Benn Hyde

Key Grip

Frank Iero

Song ("I Never Told You What I Do For A Living"), Song ("Helena")

Mandy Jacobs

Assistant Editor

Moe Jaffe

Song ("I'Ve Written A Letter To Daddy")

Anthony Johnson

Song ("Bitch Made")

Simon Joseph

Wax Hair Technician

Scott Jung

Song ("What'S F**Kin' Wit Us")

Elly Kamal

Costume Supervisor

Klaus Kastberg

Model Maker

Luke Kelly

Production Aide

Larry Kemp

Foley Editor

Mark D Kennedy

Standby Painter

Mike Kennedy

Song ("Path To Prevail")

Ian Kenny

1st Assistant Director (2nd Unit)

Matt Keogh

Technician

Daniel Kessler

Song ("Roland")

Eddie Kim

Sound Effects Editor

Ben King

Clapper Loader Camera A

Jonathan Klein

Assistant Music Editor

Steve Kmak

Song ("Prayer")

Adam Kuiper

Head Grip

Adam Kuiper

Key Grip (2nd Unit)

Jennifer L'huillier

Script Supervisor (2nd Unit)

Nicky Ladas

Technical Support

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Mixer

Warren Lazarides

First Assistant Camera B (2nd Unit)

Grant Lehmann

Wax Technician

Jim Leng

Special Effects Senior Technician

Mia Levinson

Casting Associate

Juliet Lewis

Song ("Spitfire")

Juliette Lewis

Song

Eric Lindemann

Sound Effects Editor

Ryan Loerke

Song ("Gun In Hand")

Clint Lowery

Song ("Taking Me Alive")

Corey Lowery

Song ("Taking Me Alive")

Rick Macclure

Stunts

Helen Maggs

Standby Costumes

Marilyn Manson

Song

Marilyn Manson

Song Performer ("Dried Up, Tied And Dead To The World")

Michel Markus

1st Assistant Editor

Nicholas Mccallum

Art Director

Noel Mccartney

Construction Foreman

Paul Mccloskey

Assistant (To Mr. Richards)

Maree Mcdonald

Hair Stylist (2nd Unit)

Maree Mcdonald

Makeup Artist (2nd Unit)

Maurice Mckay

Best Boy (2nd Unit)

Troy Mclawhorn

Song ("Taking Me Alive")

Tom Mcsweeney

Casting (Australia)

Joseph Mensch

Production Aide

Sarah Meyer

Production Aide

Nicole Miller

Cable

Damon Milman

Cg Effects Artist

Royce Mims

Song ("Bitch Made")

Richard Mirisch

Co-Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
maison de cire
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Horror
Sports
Thriller
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Atlab-Gold Coast, Australia; Bastyr University; Dark Castle Entertainment; Knb Efx Group, Inc.; Nicole Miller; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Photon Vfx; Prologue Films; Silver Pictures; Village Roadshow Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Golden Village; Gulf Film, Llc; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Nu-Metro; Sam Film; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Ster-Kinekor; Village Roadshow Limited; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Queensland, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring May 6, 2005

Released in United States on Video October 25, 2005

Remake of "House of Wax" (USA/1953) directed by Andre de Toth and starring Vincent Price.

Feature directorial debut for Jaume Collet-Serra.

The Warner Roadshow Studios soundstage in Queensland was destroyed by a fire during filming when molten wax figures came into contact with a gas burner, despite safety precautions and on-set fireman. Filming resumed on two of the seven additional soundstages.

Released in United States Spring May 6, 2005

Released in United States on Video October 25, 2005