House of Wax (1953) - Trailer
Cast: Vincent Price, Dabbs Greer, Carolyn Jones, Charles Bronson, Shirley Whitney, Terry Mitchell, Reggie Rymal, Jack Wise, Oliver Blake, Jack Woody, Joanne Brown, Trude Wyler, Mike Lally, Leo Curley, Nedrick Young, Lyle Latell, Darwin Greenfield, Philo McCullough, Mary Lou Holloway, Frank Ferguson, Richard Lightner, Paul Cavanagh, Jack Mower, Jack Kenney, Eddie Parks, Riza Royce, Grandon Rhodes, Frank Lovejoy, Larri Thomas, Phyllis Kirk
Director(s): André De Toth, André De Toth
Trailer: House of Wax (1953)
An associate burns down a wax museum with the owner inside, but he survives only to become vengeful and murderous.
In the wicked performance that crowned him the movie's master of the macabre, Vincent Price plays a renowned wax sculptor plunged into madness when an arsonist destroys his life's work. Unable to use his flame-scarred hands, he devises a new - and murderous - way of restocking his House of Wax. via Warner Bros.
Synopsis:Professor Henry Jarrod is a true artist whose wax sculptures are lifelike. He specializes in historical tableau's such a Marie Antoinette or Joan of Arc. His business partner, Matthew Burke, needs some of his investment returned to him and pushes Jarrod to have more lurid exposes like a chamber of horrors. When Jarrod refuses, Burke set the place alight destroying all of his beautiful work in the hope of claiming the insurance. Jarrod is believed to have died in the fire but he unexpectedly reappears some 18 months later when he opens a new exhibit. This time, his displays focus on the macabre but he has yet to reproduce his most cherished work, Marie Antoinette. When he meets his new assistant's beautiful friend, Sue Allen, he knows he's found the perfect model - only unbeknown to anyone, he has a very particular way of making his wax creations.