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First look inside “DR. FRANKENSTEIN’S WAX MUSEUM”

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Indie filmmaker Richard Griffin and his cohorts at Scorpio Film Releasing are seeing in 2013 by wrapping up production on their lucky 13th feature, DR. FRANKENSTEIN’S WAX MUSEUM OF THE HUNGRY DEAD. Read on for more details, a teaser trailer and a bunch of photos.

Directed by Griffin from a script he wrote with Seth Chitwood, the film is about, well, a wax museum of the hungry dead run by everyone’s favorite mad scientist in Salem, MA. Michael Thurber, from Griffin’s previous project MURDER UNIVERSITY, is Dr. Frankenstein, and the cast also includes Jamie Lyn Bagley, Jesse Dufault, Shannon Hartman, Johnny Sederquist, Aurora Grabill, Patrick Keeffe, Aaron Peaslee, Christopher Ferreira, Nat Sylva, Ryan Hanley, Beatriz Lopez and Andre Boudreau. Eric Rodrigues and Jordan Pacheco created the makeup FX.

“For my 13th feature,” Griffin says, “I decided to go back to my roots and make a small, atmospheric, Euro-tinged horror film in the vein of one of my idols, Jess Franco. I was so lucky to find this amazing location [Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery] in Salem, MA. My co-writer Seth Chitwood and I rapidly produced a screenplay in just a few days…and just a couple of weeks later, we were on set and shooting! So far, the shoot has been a dream. The cast and crew are just amazing, and every day our talented effects artists are creating bloodsoaked nightmares that I know the audience will just eat up!”

Check out the teaser trailer for DR. FRANKENSTEIN’S WAX MUSEUM below the photos. Scorpio also has DVD releases of MURDER UNIVERSITY and EXHUMED on tap for later this year; you can keep up on all the company’s features at its Facebook page.

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Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor, the position he holds to this day while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews.
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