Wax is Víctor Matellano’s first feature film. You may have heard about Mr. Matellano previously as he is the director of Clawing. A Journey through the Spanish Horror! as well as the two short films: The Ravine of the British and Tío Jess, about the making of last Jess Franco’s movie.
Wax tells the story of a young journalist employed to spend a night at Barcelona’s Wax Museum, where paranormal activities are supposed to be taking place. He must record everything happening there. In the museum there are different wax figures including Dr. Knox one, a sadist cannibal surgeon who loves dressing up as Vincent Price in House of Wax. Soon, the journalist will start feeling he is not alone….
Main stars of the film are Jack Taylor, Geraldine Chaplin and Jimmy Shaw. During the feature you will be able to listen to Paul Naschy’s real voice coming from an articulated Wax figure, an animatronics, taken from old theatrical recordings. You will also find Spanish Horror icons such as Lone Fleming in the movie.
It is said that Mr. Matellano consulted a forensic surgeon and got familiarised with real autopsies in order to create Dr. Knox dialogues. During the making the crew witnessed unexplained incidents at nights: image and sound units stopping working at the same time or the sound of voices coming through headphones.
It is an English speaking horror film that combines different techniques such as found footage, Hammer classic and American International horror together with an indie touch.
All FX is handmade in the 80s style: animatronics, direct make-up effects… all made by the great artist Colin Arthur. Also Yvonne Blake helped in the creation of the character of Dr. Knox being in charge of his costume design.
Alfonso Azpiri, the prestigious comic artist, drew this character for the film credits.
Teaser 1 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6T6Z5Cdu48
Teaser 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC3Hl52cSLk
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