First Trailer for the Female-Helmed Horror Anthology ‘XX’
Magnolia Pictures has released an official trailer for the horror anthology XX, ahead of its Sundance premiere on January 22.
The project boasts four segments each written and directed by a different female filmmaker. The four dark horror tales are: The Birthday Party directed by Annie Clark (better known by her stage name of St. Vincent); Her Only Living Son directed by Karyn Kusama (The Invitation); Don’t Fall directed by Roxanne Benjamin of Southbound fame; and The Box directed by Jovanka Vuckovic (The Captured Bird), with up-and-coming actors like Melanie Lynskey, Sheila Vand, Mike Doyle, Natalie Brown, Angela Trimbur and Kyle Allen.
XX – as in, two x chromosomes – opens in limited release and VOD on February 17. Check out the first trailer below.
Gather round if you dare for four murderous tales of supernatural frights, predatory thrills, profound anxiety, and Gothic decay in the first all-female-driven horror anthology film. Audacious new works from some of the genre’s most promising voices—Annie Clark (better known to fans as St. Vincent), Karyn Kusama (The Invitation, Girlfight), Roxanne Benjamin (Southbound), and Jovanka Vuckovic (former editor of Rue Morgue magazine)—bring forth a study in the proper unspooling of dread for your viewing pleasure.
Framed around innovative animator Sofia Carrillo’s haunting tableaus, these modern myths range from Vuckovic’s reverent control of grotesque elegance to Clark’s deliciously macabre sense of comic timing, Benjamin’s skillful powers of tonal transformation, and Kusama’s authorial grasp of simmering psychological fear. Vigorously challenging a stagnant status quo within the industry, this collection of tightly coiled short films by some of horror’s most influential women offers a refreshing jolt to the senses.
Lol – I don’t always watch horror anthologies, but when I do, I prefer XX.