Vincent Price, who operates a wax museum filled with beautiful historic figures, opposes his partner's plan to burn the place for insurance. However, the partner succeeds in setting off a blaze which razes the museum and leaves Price a maimed and maddened monster, who prowls the city looking for victims to put in his new, horror-type of museum. Phyllis Kirk, who attends the opening, sees a figure reminiscent of her murdered room-mate and she tells her fears to Frank Lovejoy, a police lieutenant. Investigating on her own, Phyllis is captured by Price, who plans to encase her body in a wax replica of Marie Antoinette. Lovejoy and Phyllis' boy friend, Paul Picerni, arrive in time to shoot Price and save the girl from a terrible death.
The first feature produced in 3-D by a major studio... The man-turned monster who gripped a city with panic... It comes right at you a hand at your throat, a horror to chill your spine... Startling illusion and sound like nothing you've ever seen before. Warner Bros. 88 min.