‘Waxwork’ Director Anthony Hickox Passes Away At 64

by Thomas Tuna

Anthony Hickox–the British director who helmed such horror standouts as Waxwork and Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth–passed away last week at his Budapest home at the age of 64, according to a report on Deadline.

In the early 1980s, Hickox was working as a club promoter in London when he produced his first short, Rock-a-bye-baby. The 1988 horror-comedy Waxwork was perhaps his most famous project. The film–starring Zach Gilligan, Deborah Foreman and Patrick Macnee–was partially inspired by the 1924 German silent film Waxworks.

Hickox–who also directed Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat and Warlock: The Armageddon–had recently settled in Romania, where he was acting and directing and where he married actress Madeline Anea.

Hickox–who is also survived by his son Sasha–was part of a British film dynasty. His father was English director Douglas Hickox, and his mother, Anne V. Coates, was an Oscar-winning film editor. In addition, his sister, Emma E. Hickox, is a film editor, and his brother, James Hickox, is a writer and director.

The staff of Horror News Network extends its condolences to Hickox’s family, friends and colleagues.


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