Fifty-two years ago, in House of Wax, Vincent Price became a maestro of movie terror in what is now a classic version of the film and which was itself a remake of Mystery of the Wax Museum made twenty years earlier. Updated and with the requisite assortment of teenage victims, House of Wax has been remoulded to encase a new generation in its horrors.
On their way to a college football championship, a group of friends - including Carly (Elisha Cuthbert), Paige (Paris Hilton), Carlys boyfriend, Wade (Jared Padalecki) and her brother, Nick (Chad Michael Murray) - instead make an inevitable and unwise detour that takes them to one of those weird and unfriendly towns that seem prevalent in the US of A.
Things begin to go wrong for the group when they decide to camp out for the night. An encounter with a mysterious truck driver is their first unsettling experience and there is tension between Wade and the hotheaded Nick while Carly tries to keep the peace.
The next morning they find that their car has been deliberately tampered with and they accept a ride into Ambrose - the only town for miles around and one thats not listed on any map. The main attraction in Ambrose is Trudys House of Wax - and in this version of the tale it actually is made of wax. But its the exhibits inside that really fascinate the friends. The place is filled with eerily life-like wax sculptures - and the reason for that is because beneath the wax there are real and once very alive people - previous unfortunate visitors to Ambrose.
Trudys House of Wax could always do with new additions to its macabre collection and a demented killer is stalking the group to find victims who will soon find themselves with eternally waxen complexions. Let the body count begin.