Director: André De Toth
Stars: Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, Charles Bronson
It's ironic that one of the greatest examples of 3D moviemaking released during the medium's Golden Age was shot by a director (André de Toth) who was blind in one eye. But all contradictions aside, House of Wax is a prime example of the ways in which the medium was most often utilized in its earliest days (read: to generate thrills).
The film marked Vincent Price's maiden voyage into horror, as a professor and wax sculptor who values the existence of his figurines over human life itself. It was also the first 3D film released in color by a major studio and remains a prime example of the technology, which still manages to scare and titillate even today. (Yes, even more so than the 2005 remake starring Paris Hilton.)