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We discuss 2005’s ill-fated “House of Wax” remake and wonder if the only ‘guilty’ thing about this pleasure is its notorious casting decision.

We ran a poll on social media platforms to see which film we would look at in our “More Ropey Remakes” edition. Would it be 2005’s House of Wax or 2009’s Sorority Row. Well, by an absolute landslide (88% of the vote!), you went with the notorious Paris Hilton-starring House of Wax remake.
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Alongside NHE host Scott Murphy, we have the return of a couple of show regulars: author Robert Ottone and Mychoverse creator MJ Dixon.

Over the course of the episode, the trio talk discusses if this movie unfairly received too much hate, how much the Paris factor lead to people hating on it, and how the cast could not be anymore mid-00s if it tried. Plus, they get into the logic of having an entire building made of wax and the ability to climb up an entire staircase of melting wax.

Oh yeah, also for reasons unknown, they start talking about the Children of the Corn franchise again, just like last month!

You can watch House of Wax now for free on Tubi. 

Guilty Pleasures – House of Wax (2005)


Guilty Pleasures is a monthly spin-off show of the popular New Horror Express (NHE) podcast. Each month, NHE host Scott Murphy, alongside some former guests on the interview podcast, takes a deep dive into a 21st Century “Guilty Pleasure” horror movie as chosen by you the listener in an online poll (based on a particular theme).

Host Scott Murphy is a freelance journalist, reviewer, and podcaster. He got into horror in his early teens and has not looked back since. As well as reviewing on New Horror Express, he currently writes reviews for The Wee Review and has previously written for Slimehouse TV, Subtitled Online, and The 405.  His favorite horror movie is The Shining, and his favorite horror novel is Interview with The Vampire.

Be sure to tune in every month for new episodes of THE GUILTY PLEASURES PODCAST on the Morbidly Beautiful Network. 

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