Five Movies That Memorably Feature Museums

The ‘Night at the Museum’ films aren’t the only films that take place largely in the confines of a museum

High school senior Ferris Bueller skips class with his girlfriend and his best friend to take a life-affirming joy ride through Chicago. (© Paramount / Courtesy Everett Collection)

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You can’t tell the living from the dead in Dupree’s Wax Museum’s Chamber of Horrors. In this poorly received horror film, a random smattering of legendary criminals, ranging from Jack the Ripper, Lizzie Borden and Bluebeard the pirate, awake for a battle royal. The film is one in a long lineage of fright flicks that use wax museums to scare audiences, including 1933’s “The Mystery of the Wax Museum,” 1953’s Vincent Price classic “House of Wax” and its 2005 less than classic remake starring Paris Hilton.


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