House of Wax ★★★

Formulaic but fairly well-done, this surprisingly creepy take on a wax museum has a very creepy atmosphere that works well with the plot of the movie. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, the special effects are very impressive and suitably gory enough to send a chill down your spine. The slow start quickly burns brighter with heart-stopping chase sequences. What it lacks in performance, it makes up for in atmosphere and dread.

HBO Max.