85 minutes

In turn-of-the-century New York, a disfigured artist seeks his revenge on society by killing those who drove him to despair and exhibiting their bodies as wax figures. A remake of 1933's The Mystery of the Wax Museum, this smart B thriller effectively launched the 1950s 3D craze and started his star on a long-running horror movie career, but remains well above most other disposable 3D entries thanks to no-nonsense handling, a well-placed sense of eerie atmospherics and surprisingly painterly visuals for such a modest endeavour.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Warner Bros.-First National picture.
Starring Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones, Paul Picerni.
Directed by Andre de Toth; produced by Bryan Foy; screenplay by Crane Wilbur, based on the play by Charles Belden, The Wax Works; music by David Buttolph; directors of photography (Warnercolor, NaturalVision 3D), Bert Glennon, Peverell Marley; art director, Stanley Fleischer; wardrobe, Howard Shoup; film editor, Rudi Fehr; make-up artist, Gordon Bau.
Screened: Curtas Vila do Conde advance DVD screener, Lisbon, June 26th 2010.


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