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Essay heading: A Review of House of Wax: Slasher Films
 
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The fact that there are two killers—instead of the normal one—shows the unorthodox basis of House of Wax, setting a precedent for the entire movie that challenges the horror film stereotype. After the murders of Blake and Paige, Bo and Vincent are introduced as twin brothers and the origins of their wax fixation are explained as a shared childhood influenced by their mother’s passion for wax art...
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Bo’s main objective is to kill people and hurt them to express his own psychotic desires. He manipulates Vincent and his love for wax art into killing people—it is discovered later in the film, on a mass scale. Vincent’s only desire is to take something he views as perfect (people) and create something he could never achieve (making a complete person)...
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