In the gleefully wicked performance which made the gothic master of the macabre. Vincent Price is Professor Harry Jarrod, a renowned wax sculptor plunged into insanity when an arsonist destroys his life's work. Unable to use his flame-scarred hands, he comes up with a new way of restocking his House of Wax. Aided by Igor (Charles Bronson), he dips his hapless victims in wax! Jarrod's new creations are widely praised, but a lone voice cries murder. When the dauntless Sue Allen discovers a wax figure strongly resembling a missing friend (Carolyn Jones), Jarrod decides to line up the very same fate for her! It's anyone's guess who will end up in the bubbling cauldron. But that doesn't lessen the sweat dread and sheer fun of this all-time classic.