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.
This was truly great fun. For music/vinyl lovers, or completist collectors of any kind! I get the comparison to “From Beyond,” but honestly, that’s reference pops up everywhere these days. GRR Martin swipes openly from Lovecraft. It’s part of the lexicon now. I loved the 12-minute eps, Gross was very good and it’s always a joy to see Ted Raimi. It has nice tooth. Hurry up with SEASON 2, please?
"Jee-zus, hamburger, hotdog." Fun to watch and in bite-size pieces. Bonus points if you feel like there's a deeper, better quality to vinyl over the electronic medium. (says the guy streaming vs. watching film)
Had potential but ended up being a long, dull ripoff of H.P. Lovecraft's "From Beyond" with an entirely unsympathetic protagonist.
As someone who collects records and obsesses over paranormal bullshit, I had a great time watching Deadwax!
I genuinely enjoyed the concept. Great to see Ted Raimi!