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House of Wax (1953) Poster

(1953)

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House of Wax (2005)

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References 

Frankenstein (1931)
mentioned in film
Hamlet (1948)
Jarrod says of his former business partner, "Foul deeds will rise, though all the world o'erwhelm them, to men's eyes." (Hamlet, Act I, Scene 2)

Referenced in 

So You Want to Be an Heir (1953) (Short)
Music and props from the film are used.
A Bucket of Blood (1959)
bodies used as sculptures
Get Smart: Shipment to Beirut (1966) (TV Episode)
body pf murder victim is turned into a statue in a gallery
Madhouse (1974)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Vincent Price/Bert Convy/Chaz Chase/Joan Rivers (1974) (TV Episode)
Johnny mentions Vincent Price's earlier movie
Tourist Trap (1979)
Dead & Buried (1981)
Vincent (1982) (Short)
"Vincent is nice when his aunt comes to see him, but imagines dipping her in wax for his wax museum."
Fantasy Island: The Tallowed Image/Room and Bard (1983) (TV Episode)
A wax museum owner is avengeful and murderous.
Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) (Video)
Poster is shown in a theater.
Night of the Comet (1984)
Poster seen inside the movie theater
The Ripper (1985) (Video)
One of the movies a student discusses with his teacher.
Amazing Stories: Mirror, Mirror (1986) (TV Episode)
The clothing of the phantom
Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987)
A poster is visible.
The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
Song lyrics "Just relax, it's like House of Wax!" when in the "spooky" song which has the chorus "It's like a B movie".
Waxwork (1988)
Friday the 13th: The Series: Wax Magic (1988) (TV Episode)
A wax museum owner is avengeful and murderous.
Darkman (1990)
Muppet*vision 3-D (1991) (Short)
Someone playing with a paddle ball in a 3D movie.
Paul Merton: The Series: Episode #1.1 (1991) (TV Episode)
Vincent Price and this film are mentioned.
Rebel Highway: Runaway Daughters (1994) (TV Episode)
In the opening credits, a theater marquee has the title displayed.
Absolutely Fabulous: Happy New Year (1995) (TV Episode)
Jackie compares Saffron, Malcolm and Oliver to "the house of wax."
The Wax Mask (1997)
Anatomy (2000)
A girl observes that her girl friend has been mudered and her body has been put on display in a museum by the murderer.
A Huey P. Newton Story (2001) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Newton
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XII (2001) (TV Episode)
2nd segment title "House of Whacks" is a play on the name of this film.
House of Wax (2005)
Although billed as a remake, the films have nothing in common except the title and some vague concepts. However, a character is named after Vincent Price as a tribute.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Parts (2005) (TV Episode)
Munch tells Fin that he needs to see a "classic Vincent Price movie" in which human body parts are dipped in wax and passed off as sculpture
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
The part of the Wonka Welcome song where the animatronics start catching fire and melting is similar to the scene from House Of Wax where Vincent Price's Wax statues catch on fire and melt.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XVII (2006) (TV Episode)
Someone's Halloween joke credit is "House of Wax Pross" in homage to this film.
Vincent Price: Renaissance Man (2007) (Video)
mentioned once
Supernatural: Monster Movie (2008) (TV Episode)
There is poster in the movie theater
The Nutcracker (2008) (Video)
Two humans are turned into statue-like candy figures.
Yes Man (2008)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
The opening scene with the scientist tracking the alien object has the scientist playing with a paddle ball as a nod to the gimick in House of Wax (also filmed in 3-D).
Attack of the Octopus People (2010) (Video)
Eric Gunther's face is smashed revealing it to be made of wax
Scared Shrekless (2010) (TV Short)
Donkey says, "I'm getting a whole creepy 'House of Wax' vibe going on here."
Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Phelous & the Movies: House of Phax (2011) (TV Episode)
discusses the previous version
American Masters: Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Larry David in conversation
Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2012)
Corey Feldman implicitly alludes to it.
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013) (Video)
A poster for the film is shown.
Pretty Little Liars: Free Fall (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike watches this at home.
Wax (2014)
It's mentioned that Dr. Knox is obsessed with this film.
Post Terror: Finishing 'The Final Terror' (2014) (Short)
Allan Holzman talks about seeing this film in the theater.
Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014)
Vincent Price wax figure is shown.
Going Deep with Tab Hunter (2015) (Video)
Mentioned.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Top 15 Silver Age Sci-Fi (2016) (TV Episode)
gets an honorable mention
Waxhouse Rock (2017) (Short)
Title is referenced.
Missing Link (2019)
Gag of heads on a shelf, one of which turns out to be someone hiding.

Featured in 

The Horror Hall of Fame (1974) (TV Movie)
A clip is featured.
The 54th Annual Academy Awards (1982) (TV Special)
A still is shown when Johnny Carson is introducing Vincent Price and Kim Hunter for the presentation of the Best Makeup Award.
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
The Making of 'Captain Eo' (1986) (TV Special)
Title card shown.
Masters of Fantasy: Vincent Price (1998) (TV Episode)
Scenes are shown.
Biography: Carolyn Jones: Morticia and More (2002) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
3D: A Brief History (2004) (Video)
excerpt from trailer shown
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments: Part II: 75-51 (2004) (TV Episode)
Number 57 on the list
Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009) (TV Movie)
Playing at the movie theater in 3-D.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: House of Wax (2009) (TV Episode)
movie reviewed
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Dracula vs. Frankenstein (2010) (TV Episode)
A clip of this movie was shown during the opening of this episode.
The Hour: Episode #7.41 (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Tim Burton's bio segment.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.25 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown as Ignatiy describes the film as a classic use of 3D
Pretty Little Liars: Free Fall (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike watches this movie by himself. He was supposed to watch it with Mona, but she arrives late at his place.
The Duff (2015)
Watched by Bianca on her laptop during her 'Vincent Price' marathon.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Horror Movies: 1920s-1950s (2015) (TV Episode)
House of Wax is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Underrated Movie Villains (2016) (TV Episode)
Professor Henry Jarrod is #9.

Spoofed in 

Get Smart: The Wax Max (1968) (TV Episode)
People are turned into was statues as punishment just like in the Vincent Price film.
Get Smart: House of Max: Part 1 (1970) (TV Episode)
Both the title and the "horror movie" theme of the episode.
Get Smart: House of Max: Part 2 (1970) (TV Episode)
Both the title and the "horror movie" theme of the episode.
The Fairly OddParents: It's a Wishful Life/Timmy's 2D House of Horror (2005) (TV Episode)
In the 2nd segment, Timmy watches a 3D movie where everyone uses bats and balls on elastic lots and they come out of the screen. This spoofs this film which was originally 3D and featured a man with several bats and balls on elastic doing tricks that came out of the screen.
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: Nightfright (2011) (TV Episode)
The character of Professor Jatzen in Castle of Runny Discharge is similar to Professor Jarrod in the film House of Wax, starring Vincent Price.

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