Sunday, June 5, 2011

House of Waxy Buildup

This sculptor's exhibit's a crypt
His statues are stiffs he has stripped
They're waxed head to toes
and posed like they froze,
in a House that comes 3-D equipped

But the public is holding their noses
'cause the sculptures just don't smell like roses
Their coating is thin
and each body within
the waxworks tableaux decomposes

Vincent Price, Phyllis Kirk and Carolyn Jones in House of Wax (André de Toth, 1953). Wax was the first 3-D film from a major studio, and a big hit. It's success made Vincent Price the horror film star he's known as today. Image source: Ciak Hollywood. Our first limerick on House of Wax can be found here. Stay with us as our chronological contribution to the Vincentennial continues.

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