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.
enjoyed ea. short episodes
Very intriguing premise, worth the watch. Was a little unclear on some things at the end, but that was okay.
This series reminds me of a story by Junji Ito called In Old Records. I enjoyed the emphasis on sound design and how it fit into the narrative. It's an interesting format. Episodes are quite short and the whole things is more experimental then something you might see on TV.
Really enjoyed it. The short videos make it optimal to binge, yet it is difficult you have to exit out of the video and click on the next episode every 10-14min. Being a Shudder Original Series, I would think that they would taken into account the convenience of watching it for their customers. With that said, excellent story and very gripping. There were just a little too many holes. I don't need to know everything but there is an art to a good show that has some ambiguity that could have been done better.
Very well executed derivative piece, which could have been set as a movie, but as a series plays like a track list. Production level was better than expected, and surprising performance from Ted Raimi. Hopefully this sees another season.