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.
I mostly had fun. some moments were a little goofy, could have done without the byg ending re the gf. Overall it's a pretty typical "Cursed media" type story. I can see why some would have preferred it just be a movie, but I gotta say the intentional scene break episode format made it easier to watch during lunch and such. I'm not good at pausing mid way through a movie and am always looking for more horror shows and anthologies for that reason.
This is a fun series. My favorite quote in Part 2, "These cameras don't record sound." Oh, I laughed!
I loved every second of this. It has gone Into My List
I was quite impressed by this one. All too often, all the conclusions are painted and affixed. In this series, there are questions left unanswered, and...that's part of what makes me like it so much. It's very well done, the acting understated when it needs to be, dramatic when it calls for it. Sets are perfect, the concept, while having been done before (with 'lost' films, books and records), is still fresh enough to propel and enchant. If you appreciate horror that makes you think, you may well enjoy this as much as I did.