DEADWAX is a mindbending neo-noir set in the obsessive world of vinyl collecting. Etta Pryce, a vinyl tracker, is hired by a rich collector to hunt a legendary rare record that has driven its owners mad and killed anyone that has dared to play it. The more she learns about how impossibly dangerous, and real, this record may actually be, the more seduced she becomes by the temptation of hearing it herself - no matter what the cost. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL SERIES.
Deadwax Part One
Etta Pryce, vinyl tracker, is hired to find a legendary rare record that kills anyone who hears it and drives its owners mad. Len Perry, an evidence handler, investigates a mysterious death.
Deadwax Part Two
On the hunt for the Lytton Lacquer, Etta visits an old friend. Perry is questioned about a bloody incident. Lana scares up a lead.
Deadwax Part Three
Etta visits the scene of the crime. Lana is worried about Etta’s investigation. Perry, suffering from strange symptoms, has a visit from a very unexpected guest.
Deadwax Part Four
A college radio DJ, Tuck Weston, spins records and takes calls the night before his radio station gets rid of their vinyl archive. He receives a strange call that changes the course of his life.
Deadwax Part Five
Rhodes confronts his suspects. Perry confides in Etta. A trip is made to Big Bear, and Etta and Perry find themselves in way over their heads in the middle of nowhere.
Deadwax Part Six
A mess is cleaned up. A suitcase is opened. Perry tries to make sense of what is happening to him. Etta makes a grisly discovery and questions her dedication to the case.
Deadwax Part Seven
Etta and Perry meet Lily Child. The three long lost pieces of a puzzle come together and Lily Child offers a way to help Perry, but Etta isn’t so sure it’s a good idea.
Inventive concept, good camera work, and creative use of sound make up for a lack of character development and some plot holes.
Great idea but low on the creep factor for me. Main character was unlike-able and I found her annoying in the first half. Couldn't really connect to her sorrow when the ending came. It made it pointless. All that said, I stayed glued to the story until the end. Part 4 was my favorite due to the way he built up a legend. I can only imagine hearing something like that on Radio.
worth it, really taps into the collector mentality, acting is solid on a low budget and its always great to see ted rami
A visual and auditory treat. Unique in all the right ways. Experimental in narrative and visual language. Hope there's a season 2 in the works.
I like so much about this movie. The story, the look, the record collector geekiness, and if the writing was flat at times, the lead, Etta, makes up for it as she's very easy on the eyes!