House of Wax (1953)

Unlike anything you’ve seen before!

I watched the 1953 House of Wax, originally called The Wax Works, which was Warner Bros.’ answer to the surprise 3-D hit Bwana Devil[1], on Svengoolie. They contracted Julian and Milton Gunzburg’s Natural Vision 3-D system[2], the same one used for Bwana Devil, and filmed a remake of their thriller Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933), based on Charles S. Belden’s three-act play The Wax Works. The director André de Toth (May 15, 1913 – October 27, 2002) was blind in one eye and couldn’t see the 3D results.

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