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D.C.
June 26th, 2004, 04:09 PM
http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9969627%255E26462,00.html

Hey, the remake of 'House of Wax' was in the process of being filmed at Warner Bros. Movie World in Australia. (About forty-minutes from where I live.) They were filming the last scenes and they accidently burnt the entire soundstage to the ground.

darkwarden
June 26th, 2004, 09:48 PM
Bloody hell, thats hilarious.

D.C.
June 26th, 2004, 09:53 PM
Heh, it's sort of funny. It would have been even funnier if Paris Hilton was there. Not very good of House of Wax to finish there production by burning down the studios. I wonder if Warner Bros. is gonna let the company film there again.

darkwarden
June 26th, 2004, 10:00 PM
Probably not, at least they weren't filming on the 007 stage in US somewhere, phew! then they would have been in a bit of trouble, both legally and financially.

D.C.
June 26th, 2004, 10:03 PM
It was only one soundstage though, the fire didn't spread. I wonder if all there sets were in the there? Probably not. Do you suppose the company will have to pay for the damage. They probably have to pay for something. When they got the studio space they probably gave Warner Bros. some extra cash, in case they screw something up. :)

I think the premise of 'House of Wax' is some guy's wax museum burns down and his hands are disfigured. He rebuilds his collection by killing people and covering them in wax or something.

darkwarden
June 26th, 2004, 10:07 PM
O.....K..... thats sounds like a pretty weird movie.

Yeah, they would have to pay for damages or something, there is no way that they would be able to get away with it.

D.C.
June 26th, 2004, 10:10 PM
Yeah, it's a remake of some crazy old movie. It's by the same people who made House on Haunted Hill, Thirteen Ghosts, and Ghost Ship. It could be cool. It's got Paris Hilton and that blonde chick from 24 in it. I wonder what they're going to do now to finish of those final scenes. Do you think they'll rebuild the sets or do some screwed up change to the movie. Last year one of the rides at Movie World caught on fire as well. :)

darkwarden
June 26th, 2004, 10:12 PM
Rides catching on fire, thats different.

Paris Hilton eh? I have some of her work lying around somewhere on this PC....... :D

They would probably rebuild it, but they would do that back in America or something where they won't get into trouble or aren't hated yet.

D.C.
June 26th, 2004, 10:15 PM
Nah, I doubt Warner Bros. would want to cut ties, they'll probably let them rebuild there. Otherwise they could always go to Fox Studios. It'll probably be on the news tonight. It's pretty much the front cover news story on one of Queenslands biggest weekend news papers. I think they filmed those other two movies there as well. The ride was the Wild, West Ride and the fire burnt down the 'explosives room'. :)

darkwarden
June 26th, 2004, 10:17 PM
Hahaha, i'll have to watch the news for once, been a while since i've seen any that isn't refugees related or something like that.

D.C.
June 26th, 2004, 10:19 PM
Yeah, Ten's weekend bulletin is the national edition... hopefully they won't ignore the story to focus on some other crap. :)

darkwarden
June 26th, 2004, 10:20 PM
Yeah. LOL.

D.C.
June 26th, 2004, 10:21 PM
I think they'll show it though. It's not everyday that an Australian movie studio burns down. :)

darkwarden
June 26th, 2004, 10:23 PM
True, i can't wait, 1hr 8mins till 5pm news.

D.C.
June 27th, 2004, 03:13 PM
Did you watch it? :)

http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9972400%255E26462,00.html

darkwarden
June 27th, 2004, 05:52 PM
Yeah I watched it, that fire was pretty big, looked massive, but it was too dark for me to get perspective by comparing it to something else, I especially like the way that it sort of 'exploded'. It was just fire for a while until *boom* this massive fire erupted from the building.

Cool.

D.C.
June 27th, 2004, 07:22 PM
Heh, you're a pyromaniac. :) I thought Ten's coverage was pretty stupid. It was decent, but they didn't really have much to say about it. :)

darkwarden
June 28th, 2004, 12:10 AM
No, no pyromaniac here, just an analytical guy that notices these sorts of things, also watched too many movies. lol.

darkwarden
June 28th, 2004, 12:11 AM
Is anyone else also having problems with images on this site? All of them show up as broken links and are starting to bug me.

D.C.
June 28th, 2004, 02:17 PM
You still came across as a bit of a pyromaniac though.

D.C.
June 28th, 2004, 02:17 PM
Yeah, yesterday the sites images wouldn't work, but they're working now.

darkwarden
June 28th, 2004, 05:53 PM
Hahahahahaha.
:P :P :P :P :P

D.C.
June 28th, 2004, 05:53 PM
Heh, The U.S. movie sites are reporting the fire today. :)

darkwarden
June 28th, 2004, 06:00 PM
Considering that Paris Hilton was sorta related you would have thought that they would have gotten it about the same time as us, or at least a day late.

D.C.
June 28th, 2004, 06:02 PM
Nope, for some reason most U.S. sites shut down on the weekend. :)

darkwarden
June 28th, 2004, 06:03 PM
Thats odd. Oh well, at least we got something ahead of the US.

D.C.
June 28th, 2004, 06:04 PM
It happened in Australia, though. That's to be expected. :)

darkwarden
June 28th, 2004, 06:06 PM
True, why does Australia have no appeal to other countries? Especially when it comes to news or things such as DVDs.

D.C.
June 28th, 2004, 06:07 PM
What do you mean? The fact that they're released months later? The studios like to play mind games with us. :)

darkwarden
June 28th, 2004, 06:12 PM
Everything that we get or do, is delayed, either by the US not shipping DVDs to us, or giving events that happen here news coverage.

D.C.
June 28th, 2004, 06:13 PM
The movie sites are giving it coverage, though. The U.S. media doesn't really give a damn about anything outside their boarders except for Iraq and Haiti. :)

darkwarden
June 28th, 2004, 06:16 PM
Yeah.

D.C.
June 28th, 2004, 06:17 PM
I guess control of Iraq being handed back to the country might be considered more important then a movie studio burning down to some people. (Not me though. :))

darkwarden
June 28th, 2004, 09:36 PM
Me neither, big deal they are getting control again, it'll probably be six weeks and we'll have to in again and help them out.

D.C.
June 29th, 2004, 02:43 AM
They're just determined to **** up their own country. Probably shouldn't talk about this in the thread... so... how bout House of Wax. :)

darkwarden
June 29th, 2004, 02:46 AM
Yeah, sounds kinda good, and the added publicity of the set disappearing, so to speak, might make me more inclined to see it, it sounds a bit weird but I might give it a try if I can ever get to see it.

D.C.
June 29th, 2004, 02:47 AM
It sounds like something to rent at Blockbuster... it depends on the reviews though.

darkwarden
June 29th, 2004, 02:49 AM
Yeah, renting is a good idea if you aren't to sure about films, but the reviewers aren't always the best gauge though either on some of the more obscure films.

D.C.
June 29th, 2004, 02:51 AM
Yeah, that's true. Some reviewers are trust worthy though. :)

darkwarden
June 29th, 2004, 02:52 AM
Yeah, some of the ones we have here are arseholes, I don't know if its the same up there, but most reviewers seems to have the same opinion.

D.C.
June 29th, 2004, 02:53 AM
Nah, I don't even read local reviews. I go to Cinescape and filmforce.ign.com.

darkwarden
June 29th, 2004, 02:56 AM
Ahh they are probably better, all the people in the paper seem to be after something with meaning, I just want a good movie that is either like a murder thing or just enjoyable.

D.C.
June 29th, 2004, 02:57 AM
Word of mouths good too. We're the only two to reply in this thread. :)

darkwarden
June 29th, 2004, 02:58 AM
Yeah I noticed that as well, others must just have ignored it from the title.

It's nice to have a thread to talk in that actually counts to your posts. :)

D.C.
June 29th, 2004, 03:00 AM
It's hard to keep it on topic though... so... how bout that House of Wax? :)

darkwarden
June 29th, 2004, 03:02 AM
Hahaha, I don't really know that muh about it tho, so hard to talk about it, other than Paris $ex [email protected] Hilton is in it.

Yahoo! Do you reckon there will be any nude scenes? :D

D.C.
June 29th, 2004, 03:03 AM
Probably not... you'll get to see someone kill her though. :)

darkwarden
June 29th, 2004, 03:06 AM
Hmmmm that could be good. As long as she gets it when she is in the shower.

D.C.
June 29th, 2004, 03:07 AM
Do they have showers in Wax Museums? :)

darkwarden
June 29th, 2004, 03:16 AM
Do you think she dies in the mueseum? I'm not sure, we really should look into what the original was about, but it could ruin the movie.

D.C.
June 29th, 2004, 03:18 AM
I figured the guy somehow lures them into the wax museum and kills them one-by-one as they walk about the place. :)

darkwarden
June 29th, 2004, 03:20 AM
Ahh ok, hmmm maybe she is showering in hot wax?

She could be waxing something. :D

D.C.
June 29th, 2004, 03:21 AM
Heh, maybe. She could go off somewhere to screw someone and they get killed while they're in the act. That's more of her style. :)

darkwarden
June 29th, 2004, 03:23 AM
Hahaha, oh thats good.

D.C.
June 29th, 2004, 03:25 AM
The original was made in the '50s or something, who knows if the remake is going to be loyal to it. It's worth looking up... I don't like watching movies that are that old though. :)

darkwarden
June 29th, 2004, 03:29 AM
Nah, I don't watch them either, I don't even know if you would be able to find it, could be hard.

D.C.
June 29th, 2004, 05:23 AM
Maybe there's some obsessive fansite on the internet... http://us.imdb.com could have something. :)

darkwarden
June 29th, 2004, 04:48 PM
Yeah, they might have something.

It sounds a bit weird but most movies that sound weird are actually quite good.

D.C.
June 29th, 2004, 04:55 PM
House on Haunted Hill was pretty strange... it was atmospheric though.

darkwarden
June 29th, 2004, 05:08 PM
Yeah, that movie rocked, I love the pbscure movies that you find buried behind shelves in your video rental store, they are normally better than any of the other ones around, as they have great ideas and a good director as well which just makes for an excellent film.

D.C.
June 29th, 2004, 05:09 PM
Thirteen Ghosts and Ghost Ship wasn't very good though. I haven't seen Gothika. That's by the same company as well. :)

darkwarden
June 29th, 2004, 05:12 PM
Thirteen Ghosts was ok, but it seemed to be lacking something that made it really good, it just didn't have the right feel to it to be a 'horror' movie.

There were few good parts in Ghost Ship, the best i reckon was at the start how all the people on the dance floor were killed, beautiful & cool.

I've heard that Gothika isn't very good, my friend went to go and see it, and he said it was just an average movie.

D.C.
June 29th, 2004, 05:14 PM
Yeah, the decapitation scene was ****ing awesome. That was the best part of the movie. :) House on Haunted Hill also has an awesome start with establishing what happened in the house. :)

darkwarden
June 29th, 2004, 05:17 PM
Yeah, that was really cool, ah decapitation, what would movies be without you?

Resident Evil was one of my favourite movies, and now with the sequel being worked on as well as Aliens versus Predator being done as well, by the same director as Resident Evil, there is a good chance that it will rock as well.

D.C.
June 29th, 2004, 05:18 PM
Heh, we were just talking about those movies in the Halloween movies thread. :)

darkwarden
June 29th, 2004, 05:20 PM
Were you, i've just got this thread and the Calling all Austs thread, i'm not actually looking at the main page.

D.C.
June 29th, 2004, 05:21 PM
Heh, it's a decent thread. You should post in there if you're interested. It's about the Halloween movies, but we've started to talk about horror movies in general. :)

darkwarden
June 29th, 2004, 05:23 PM
Ahh cool, i'll have to try and find it.

D.C.
June 29th, 2004, 05:24 PM
Just click on the Sci-Fi/Fantasy link at the top. It should be towards the front of the page. :)

darkwarden
June 29th, 2004, 05:26 PM
Thanks.

D.C.
June 29th, 2004, 05:29 PM
Heh, I think the premise for House of Wax sounds good for a B type of movie. :)

darkwarden
June 29th, 2004, 05:33 PM
Yeah.

D.C.
June 29th, 2004, 05:33 PM
Did you read the Halloween thread? :)

darkwarden
June 29th, 2004, 09:17 PM
I was in the process but got distracted and the window closed somehow.

I'll have a look at it a bit later.

D.C.
June 30th, 2004, 01:55 PM
The fire will probably be on the behind-the-scenes extra features on the DVD. :)

darkwarden
June 30th, 2004, 06:31 PM
That would be good, might make more money from the DVDs than the box office.

D.C.
July 1st, 2004, 10:10 PM
Good horror movies are awesome, hopefully this one of them. :) I can't wait to get Dawn of the Dead on DVD. They're releasing the original movie on DVD as well. :)

darkwarden
July 1st, 2004, 10:56 PM
Cool, I hate having to wait for DVDs to be released, but i'm not going to download some camera in a cinema or something like that.

I hope they do the movie well, i wouldn't want to go and see it and come out felling that is was [email protected], that would just disappoint me so much, the original may not be very good as a lot of the movies from back then weren't very good.

D.C.
July 2nd, 2004, 04:31 PM
Have you ever been to a Wax museum? I think it would be sort of creepy. :) They've got lots of them in the U.S. :)

darkwarden
July 2nd, 2004, 09:38 PM
It would be sorta weird, wax people are normally quite realistic so it would creep me out a bit for sure.

D.C.
July 2nd, 2004, 10:21 PM
Also place to set a horror movie. :)

darkwarden
July 2nd, 2004, 11:55 PM
Yeah, if the places in real life scare the sh!t out of me, then they would probably make a good horror film location.

D.C.
July 3rd, 2004, 12:40 AM
They need to make a horror movie set in a haunted amusement park, like in an episode of Scooby Doo. :)

darkwarden
July 3rd, 2004, 03:24 AM
Yeah that would be cool.

D.C.
July 3rd, 2004, 03:19 PM
It would be cool if they did it in the Scooby Doo movies, but they suck. :)

darkwarden
July 3rd, 2004, 04:18 PM
I hate the look of the Scooby Doo movies, they just look too stupid for me.

D.C.
July 3rd, 2004, 04:19 PM
I think they should make a CGI movie or something... maybe just take the subject matter more seriously. :)

darkwarden
July 3rd, 2004, 04:20 PM
Yeah, some of the trailers i've seen for them look terrible. They are just far too immature and stupid looking.

D.C.
July 3rd, 2004, 04:22 PM
I liked the cartoons, but these movies aren't as good. There aiming for a kids audience when they should probably try to aim for people who grew up on these cartoons. (That's a lot of people considering it's been going for years. :))

darkwarden
July 3rd, 2004, 04:23 PM
Yeah, the cartoons were a cool series, they should really get back to that sort of thing but with the CGI.

D.C.
July 3rd, 2004, 04:24 PM
Yeah, the casting for the Scooby Doo Movies suck as well. :)

darkwarden
July 3rd, 2004, 04:26 PM
Yeah they are mostly actors that they have found in the back alleys of studios trying to pick up roles in upcoming films, the only actor that I like in the Scooby Doo series is Matthew Lillard, he has done some good roles over time, but this one would have to be the worst.

D.C.
July 3rd, 2004, 04:27 PM
The only good thing that's apparently come from the Scooby Doo movies is the Scooby Doo Spooky Coaster at Warner Bros. Movie Worlds. It's an indoor roller coaster, they're my favourite kind. I haven't been on it yet, though. :)

darkwarden
July 3rd, 2004, 04:49 PM
Being in Adelaide, it is sort of hard to get up to the Gold Coast and to the fun park (can't remember name), if I was up there I would probably be there most of the time.

D.C.
July 3rd, 2004, 04:55 PM
It's still a forty-five minute drive, minimum from Brisbane though. I'm trying to get my sister to go to Movie World with me next weekend. I've never been there.

darkwarden
July 3rd, 2004, 08:39 PM
Is it? Wow thats a long way away by the sounds of it, i'll have to get there some time and see what it's like.

D.C.
July 3rd, 2004, 08:41 PM
It's not really that far away, it's just the traffic and the toll bridge, and etc. It's still pretty close.

What sort of theme parks (if any) do they have where you're from?

darkwarden
July 3rd, 2004, 08:47 PM
There's magic mountain, but that is a real sh!t hole, nothing there really thats any good, there aren't that many theme parks here in Adelaide, and if there are any they suck badly.

D.C.
July 3rd, 2004, 08:48 PM
I think the only major theme parks apart from Luna Park and stuff are on the Gold Coast. Too bad that even the best Australian theme parks aren't as good as some awesome overseas one. :) Have you been to any of the Gold Coast parks before?

darkwarden
July 3rd, 2004, 08:50 PM
Nope, i've never even been into Queensland.

D.C.
July 3rd, 2004, 08:51 PM
Heh, I'm a local and I've only been to Dreamworld.

darkwarden
July 3rd, 2004, 08:54 PM
That doesn't say much, i've only been to Magic Mountain once, but the difference is, I don't want to go there again.

D.C.
July 3rd, 2004, 08:56 PM
Heh, Six Flags: Magic Mountain in Los Angeles kicks ass... :)

darkwarden
July 3rd, 2004, 08:58 PM
As long as there is another version of the one we have here it has to be better, they couldn't get it wrong twice.

D.C.
July 3rd, 2004, 08:59 PM
The one in the U.S. probably has more coasters then Australia and New Zealand combined.

darkwarden
July 3rd, 2004, 09:00 PM
Cool.

D.C.
July 3rd, 2004, 09:02 PM
If you like rides you should post in the thread in the off-topic forum. :)

darkwarden
July 3rd, 2004, 09:04 PM
I'm not nuts about rides, but some of them are pretty good.

There is a rides thread? Is there anything that there isn't a thread for?

D.C.
July 3rd, 2004, 09:06 PM
Heh, I started the thread though. You'd probably like rides more if you had been on some decent ones. :)

darkwarden
July 3rd, 2004, 09:08 PM
Yeah, only having [email protected] rides doesn't help your liking for them, most of the time that are just boring, but the royal show that we have every year has some good ones, but I rarely go to the show anymore, parking is a b!tch.

D.C.
July 3rd, 2004, 09:10 PM
Yeah, I don't go to the Ekka much either. (That's the Brisbane equivilent I guess. It's on next month and my uni is at the next bus stop. If I feel like skipping Uni, I might just go. :) Nah, it would probably suck without anyone to go with. :))

darkwarden
July 3rd, 2004, 09:12 PM
Yeah, going to those sorts of things you really need someone to go with or it is a bit dull. The only good part of the sho is cotton candy, I could eat that stuff 'till my teeth fall out, and even them I could probably keep going.

D.C.
July 3rd, 2004, 09:14 PM
I think the same sort of rides goes from show to show. Do you get that Roller Coaster and Rainbow ride?

darkwarden
July 3rd, 2004, 09:16 PM
Yeah, all the rides move around and are the same, we have the rollercoaster and the rainbow ride.

Do you remember the Spin Dragon incident that happened down here?

D.C.
July 3rd, 2004, 09:18 PM
Nah... what happened?

darkwarden
July 3rd, 2004, 09:20 PM
It collapsed when heaps of people were on it, there was a huge media coverage of it, you should have got it, it was a pretty big incident. My family and I were standing there looking at it and wondering if we should go on it about 30 minutes earlier, when we got home we heard about it and were shocked.

D.C.
July 3rd, 2004, 09:21 PM
****, nah, I'm not sure it was reported here. I remember the Roller Coaster crashed at the Ekka one year. :)

darkwarden
July 3rd, 2004, 09:23 PM
I don't remember hearing about the Ekka, maybe they don't bother covering those sorts of things interstate.

D.C.
July 3rd, 2004, 09:24 PM
That's pretty screwed up. Maybe it's just Channel Ten's coverage. :)

darkwarden
July 3rd, 2004, 09:25 PM
Yeah, I seem to remember it being reported on Ten here quite a bit, it wouldn't surprise me if thats what they do, but the stories aren't small either and it's not as though only South Australians were on the ride.

darkwarden
July 3rd, 2004, 09:28 PM
The Spin Dragon ride was one of those that has a chair part that goes around on a large loop, and the chair thing spins around at the same time, when it broke, the chair thing was upside down so it was crushing about 30+ people.

One of my friends works as a first aid worker, he and his partner were the first on the scene when it happened, he said they had no idea where to start.

D.C.
July 3rd, 2004, 10:15 PM
How long ago was that?

D.C.
July 3rd, 2004, 10:16 PM
I bet you were glad that you didn't go on it. :)

darkwarden
July 3rd, 2004, 11:42 PM
That was a couple of years ago now, maybe 4 years, i'm not sure now, we were very glad that we didn't go on it, if we had gone on it my entire family would have been on it.

D.C.
July 4th, 2004, 04:59 PM
Any fatalities. :)

darkwarden
July 4th, 2004, 05:37 PM
No, no fatalaties.

D.C.
July 4th, 2004, 05:40 PM
I guess it could have been shown... four years is a while ago. When does the show come to your city?

darkwarden
July 4th, 2004, 05:41 PM
I think it is normally around August/September, but I can never remember.

D.C.
July 4th, 2004, 05:42 PM
We get ours in August, so you'd probably get the rides after us. :)

darkwarden
July 4th, 2004, 05:43 PM
Yeah, all those heavy people up there must have weakened the ride. :D :D

D.C.
July 4th, 2004, 05:44 PM
Most likely. :)

We've gone pretty off-topic... so... how bout that House of Wax? :)

darkwarden
July 4th, 2004, 05:46 PM
House of Wax, sounds pretty good, good concept, the wax house is a different and creepy idea, I think it will be an average movie but i'll see it anyway.

D.C.
July 4th, 2004, 05:47 PM
Heh, that's pretty much summed up everything you've said in the thread, without all the off-topic stuff. :)

darkwarden
July 4th, 2004, 05:48 PM
Yeah I know. I'm running out of things to say about it.

D.C.
July 4th, 2004, 05:49 PM
Heh, people who aren't reading the thread are probably wondering why this has gone seven pages. :)

darkwarden
July 4th, 2004, 05:54 PM
Yeah maybe, it is in the off topic area though, so I guess that they are going to leave it here as most of these things are going off the rails anyway, so I don't think we are in the wrong, I hope.

D.C.
July 13th, 2004, 10:12 PM
It would be funny if they could use the footage of Movie World burning down for the scenes where the wax museum burns down. :)

darkwarden
July 13th, 2004, 11:29 PM
Hahahaha, that would be great.

D.C.
July 14th, 2004, 01:52 PM
They were probably too worried about fleeing the fire. :)

darkwarden
July 14th, 2004, 06:04 PM
Yeah, an entire set burning down isn't the sort of thing that you sit by and watch.

D.C.
July 14th, 2004, 07:51 PM
Heh, it would have made a nice shot though. :)