House of Wax (1953)
Movie: House of Wax
- Director: Andre De Toth
- Stars: Angela Clarke, Carolyn Jones, Charles Bronson, Dabbs Greer, Eddie Parks, Frank Ferguson, Frank Lovejoy, Grace Lee Whitney, Grandon Rhodes, Jack Kenny, Jack Mower, Jack Wise, Jack Woody, Leo Curley, Lyle Latell, Nedrick Young, Oliver Blake, Paul Cavanagh, Paul Picerni, Philip Tonge, Phyllis Kirk, Richard Lightner, Riza Royce, Roy Roberts, Ruth Warren, Shirley Whitney, Trude Wyler, Vincent Price
- Release Date: April 10, 1953
- Run Time: 90 mins
- Genre: Thriller, Horror, Crime, Mystery
A sculptor of wax figures for a museum is horrified when his partner proposes setting fire to the unpopular museum in order to collect the insurance money. As the wax figures melt amid the blaze, the two men have a fight. The sculptor is knocked out in the scuffle and left to “perish” among the flames. He resurfaces many years later for the launch of his own wax museum. The opening coincides with the sudden disappearance of some dead bodies from the city morgue. His assistant begins to suspect his boss of foul play, especially after the deranged wizard of wax begins eyeing his assistant’s lovely girlfriend’s friend as a model for a waxed figure of Marie Antoinette.