Mad Magician vs House of Wax
It's not even a contest !
Aside from the colour of '53,we truly have a horrific piece of horror in HOW.
Many other elements are clearly in play which makes 'Wax' even more suspenseful, fascinating and not as threadbare of a tale as MM is. And, I can still go on 'bout the score, etc.
However, I like MM regardless jus'cause Vinnie's in it and the gimmicks of homicide are arresting though dated.