I love horror anthologies, as most horror fans do. And coming out this Friday, February 17th is a brand new and very unique-looking one titled XX. It consists of 4 horror shorts and one wrap around story, all helmed exclusively by female directors. The roster includes Jovanka Vuckovic (who also is co-producer), Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), Roxanne Benjamin (SOUTHBOUND) and Karyn Kusama (THE INVITATION).
I’ve gotten an early look at the film, and it’s really strong. We also were fortunate enough to have some of the filmmakers on last week’s episode of the Shock Waves podcast. While my advice would normally be to go into a film like this blind, I also completely understand that some people need just a little taste, a little incentive to bite. Below, we’ve got the trailer, and two clips!
First up, check out the trailer:
Now, here’s a clip from Karyn Kusama’s segment titled “Her Only Living Son:”
And here’s one more clip, this time from Roxanne Benjamin’s segment “Don’t Fall:”
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.
It’s On Demand and in select theaters Friday, February 17th.
Be sure to listen to our interview with the directors of XX on Shock Waves Episode 38, embedded below for your convenience!