House of Wax (1953)
This week on The Spectator Film Podcast…
House of Wax (1953) 8/16/19
Featuring: Austin, Maxx
Commentary Track begins at 10:36
— Notes —
- We watched the Warner Bros. home video release of House of Wax for the show this week. It has excellent bonus features and comes with an awesome commentary track. Also comes with a 3D version of the film.
- “The Cinema of Attraction[s]: Early Film, Its Spectator and the Avant-Garde” by Tom Gunning — Here’s a link to the wonderful essay we seem to discuss every other week. It’s one of the most insightful and engaging film theory essays you’ll find.
- Ghouls, Gimmicks, and Gold: Horror Films and the American Movie Business, 1953-1968 by Kevin Heffernan — Here’s a link to a fantastic book discussing the cycle of “gimmick horror” that took off at this point in american film history. It’s full of both technical information and insightful readings of the films discussed. Highly recommended.
- Joan of Arc on the Pyre by Jules-Eugene Leneuveu — The painting that’s being referenced by the staging of the Joan of Arc wax figure