XX is something we have mentioned back in 2013, which included a different line-up. Now, ahead of the Sundance 2017 premiere, we get a trailer to tease us on what we’re going to get!
XX is a new all-female helmed horror anthology featuring four dark tales written and directed by fiercely talented women: Annie Clark (St. Vincent) rocks her directorial debut with THE BIRTHDAY PARTY; Karyn Kusama (THE INVITATION, GIRLFIGHT) exorcises HER ONLY LIVING SON; Roxanne Benjamin (SOUTHBOUND) screams DON’T FALL; and Jovanka Vuckovic (THE CAPTURED BIRD) dares to open THE BOX. Award-winning animator Sofia Carrillo (LA CASA TRISTE) wraps together four suspenseful stories of terror featuring a cast including Natalie Brown, Melanie Lynskey, Breeda Wool and Christina Kirk.
Hopefully, most of you reading this should be familiar with the talent behind the camera. Annie Clark is marking this project with her directorial debut but she is also known as St. Vincent. She was announced being on the project last April. Roxanne Benjamin directed a segment in Southbound and has co-produced all of the V/H/S films. Karyn Kusama directed one of my favorite films released last year, The Invitation and Jovanka Vuckovic is the former Editor-In-Chief of Rue Morgue Magazine and directed the short film, The Captured Bird, which nabbed Guillermo del Toro as an executive producer.
What is kind of curious is what happened with the names that were attached to this project – The Soska Sisters, Mary Harron and the most recent person to drop was Jennifer Lynch (Chained, Surveillance). I’m assuming that their absence is scheduling conflicts which, I will admit, is kind of a bummer because I was very interested to see something new from Harron and Lynch.
While the film will premiere at Sundance on January 22nd, we won’t have to wait long to check out the film at home (or, if you’re lucky enough, in a theater near you).
In theaters, On Demand, Amazon Video and iTunes February 17th
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