Shudder is announcing today that the service's first original short-form scripted series will be premiering in November in the form of Deadwax...
...Releasing on November 15th, Deadwax is created/directed by Graham Reznick (I Can See You, co-writer of one of my favorite horror games of all time, Until Dawn). The eight-episode series chronicles the hunt for a rare recording believed to cause madness and death to anyone who dares listen.
From the Press Release:
Etta (Hannah Gross of Mindhunter), an audiophile and rare vinyl record dealer, is hired to find the only existing print of a notorious record that kills whoever listens to it. At the time of its pressing, the engineer had a heart attack and the vinyl supposedly captured the sound of death itself. When Etta comes across Perry (Evan Gamble of Hap & Leonard), a police officer afflicted by the record, she discovers that hearing even a single note can cause insanity. In order to save Perry and survive the job, she must race to unravel the deadly record’s otherworldly origins.
Craig Engler, General Manager of Shudder, had this to say about Deadwax:
“With Deadwax, Graham Reznick has found the perfect story to combine his mastery of sound with a gripping, supernatural mystery reminiscent of The Ninth Gate or Cigarette Burns...Hannah Gross gives a standout performance as Etta, and horror fans will be delighted by Ted Raimi’s portrayal of Ian.”
Shudder will also be relasing the Deadwax soundtrack through Mondo / Death Waltz Recording Company, produced by Death Waltz founder Spencer Hickman. The double-LP limited release will feature both Reznick’s original score along with twelve exclusive tracks featured in the show from the electronic artists that helped inspire the unique sound of the series.
Check out the trailer/poster below! (poster art credited to Eric Adrian Lee).
By Matt Konopka