For years they've released soundtracks and scores that have conjured up scary stories in your minds, and now Waxwork Records is bringing their own stories to life on the printed page with Waxwork Comics, and we have a look at the first issue of House of Waxwork, a new comic book series that includes a vinyl soundtrack with each issue.

Press Release: Waxwork Records is beyond thrilled to launch their new publishing wing, Waxwork Comics. Specializing in all new and original content, Waxwork Comics is excited to offer comics and graphic novels bundled with companion soundtracks on deluxe, colored vinyl. The original music featured on the accompanying vinyl serves as a soundtrack to the stories within each book!

As a leader in the release of film scores and soundtracks, Waxwork is taking their expertise in the cinematic music arena, and fusing it with fantastic storytelling for a fully immersive and engaging experience.

Waxwork Comics is excited to release their debut comic book series, HOUSE OF WAXWORK. Featuring all new content from contemporary writers, illustrators, and composers, HOUSE OF WAXWORK is a rousing horror-anthology series packed with macabre tales of ghouls, ghosts, witchcraft, the occult, the living dead, revenge, and so much more. Readers will meet original and inventive characters such as The Die-Rector and The Decomposer, and will be fully immersed in the terrifying, original soundtrack music featured on the companion 7” colored vinyl that comes with each issue.

In the debut release of HOUSE OF WAXWORK Issue #1, readers will be discover what happens to an unsuspecting vacationing family when a cursed board game thrusts them into an actual fight for survival in Occult Slumber Party, penned by Gabe Soria(Batman ’66) and with music by Douglas Pipes (Krampus, Trick ‘r Treat).

Also featured in Issue #1, Lighthouse Keeper will blur the lines between reality, the supernatural, and vengeance, culminating with a horrific twist. Written by Kevin Bergeron and with music by Creeper.

“House of Waxwork provides the throwback pleasures to a time when horror reveled in the grotesqueries of the dime store pulps, and your imagination did the rest. Just don’t feed these books and records after midnight.” - The A.V. Club

HOUSE OF WAXWORK Issue #1 features:

  • All New 32 Page Horror-Anthology Comic Book 
  • Featuring stories: Occult Slumber Party and Lighthouse Keeper 
  • Cover Art By Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative
  • All Original Music by Rami Sharkey, Kevin Dredge, The Budapest Scoring Symphonic Orchestra, Douglas Pipes, and Creeper
  • Featuring Gabe Soria, Christian DiBari, Mike Spicer, Kevin Bergeron, Jonas Scharf, Jordan Boyd, Marc Shoenbach, Gary Pullin
  • Occult Slumber Party Variant with Green and Olive Splatter 7” Soundtrack Vinyl
  • Lighthouse Keeper Variant with Blue and Aqua Splatter 7” Soundtrack Vinyl

Release Date: 7/4/2017 

SRLP: $14.95

  • Derek Anderson
    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.