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Anthony Hickox Obituary; Director Of Horror Films ‘Waxwork’ & ‘Hellraiser III’ Dies At 64

Waxwork and Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth filmmaker Anthony Hickox passed away on October 9 at the age of 64.

According to close friend and CEO of InterTalent Rights Group Jonathan Shalit, Hickox spent his most recent years in Romania, where authorities discovered him dead last week at his home in Bucharest after acquaintances reported not seeing him for some time.

Best known for his work in the comedy-horror genre, Hickox’s best known work was 1988’s Waxwork, which starred the likes of Zach Gilligan, Deborah Foreman and Michelle Johnson and was inspired by a 1920s German silent film.

A sequel as well as movies like Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat and Warlock: The Armageddon were also directed by Hickox. His most recent production was 2020’s Infamous 6, which was shot in Hong Kong. He most recently directed Steven Seagal in the direct-to-DVD release Submerged. He started out as a club promoter in London in the early 1980s, and it was during this period that he funded his debut film, Rock-a-bye-baby.

The director is survived by a son, Sasha, who lives in Russia. Hickox is part of a British film dynasty. His father was English director Douglas Hickox and his mother the editor Anne V. Coates, who won an Academy Award for work on David Lean’s Lawrence in Arabia. His sister is LA-based editor Emma E. Hickox and his brother is James Hickox, a writer and director.