WIZARD/Full Moon to Release New Jack Taylor/Paul Naschy Horror Film, “WAX”; Box Art Revealed

Coming in December from Full Moon/Wizard Video is a new, gory, erotic Spanish horror/exploitation film called WAX. FANGORIA has the skinny below, as well as a look at the nifty reversible (front above, back below) cover art.

Iconic horror actor Jack Taylor (Jess Franco’s SUCCUBUS and FEMALE VAMPIRE, THE VAMPIRE’S NIGHT ORGY) owns the screen in WAX, starring as the malevolent Dr. Knox. Knox is a sadistic, cannibalistic surgeon who traps a young journalist (Jimmy Shaw) in his haunted wax museum, subjecting him – and in turn, the audience – to a night of mind-melting terror.

Inspired by the classic film HOUSE OF WAX, Knox dresses up like its star, Vincent Price, stalking through the dark amidst his gallery of eerie wax figures, unleashing unimaginable torments upon his victims. Recalling the gory, glory days of classic 1970’s Spanish horror films, WAX rounds out its cast with such storied actors as Geraldine Chaplin (daughter of Hollywood legend Charlie Chaplin), Lone Fleming (TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD) and the voice of the late, iconic Spanish fantasy film superstar Paul Naschy (FURY OF THE WOLFMAN, COUNT DRACULA’S GREAT LOVE) in what is his final credited film.

Co-written and directed by rising Spanish filmmaker Victor Matellano (the upcoming remake of Jose Larraz’s VAMPYRES, see FANGORIA #334), WAX blends traditional gothic atmosphere with contemporary found footage shock and sports plenty of gruesome, gory violence and more than one serpentine plot twist; a love-letter to Spain’s rich horror history, designed to chill your blood and leave you sleepless.

WAX will be released in North America on DVD December 16th with other video platforms TBD. More information as we get it.


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Author, film critic, teacher, musician and filmmaker (not to mention failed boxer) Chris Alexander is the editor-in-chief of FANGORIA Magazine. He got his first professional break as the “Schizoid Cinephile” in the pages of Canadian horror film magazine RUE MORGUE before making the move to FANGO in 2007. His words have appeared in The Toronto Star, Metro News, Wired, Montage, The Dark Side, Tenebre and many other notable publications and he appears regularly on international television and radio.

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