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XX (2017)

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Four short horror films that are directed and written by women.

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Jovanka Vuckovic (written for the screen by), Jack Ketchum (based on the story written by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Brown ... Susan Jacobs (segment "The Box")
Jonathan Watton ... Robert Jacobs (segment "The Box")
Peter DaCunha ... Danny Jacobs (segment "The Box")
Peyton Kennedy ... Jenny Jacobs (segment "The Box")
Ron Lea ... Dr. Weller (segment "The Box")
Michael Dyson ... The Man (segment "The Box")
Melanie Lynskey ... Mary (segment "The Birthday Party")
Seth Duhame Seth Duhame ... David (segment "The Birthday Party")
Sanai Victoria ... Lucy (segment "The Birthday Party")
Sheila Vand ... Carla (segment "The Birthday Party")
Lindsay Burdge ... Madeleine (segment "The Birthday Party")
Valeria Chavez ... Party Goer (segment "The Birthday Party")
Jay Chirinos Jay Chirinos ... Party Goer (segment "The Birthday Party")
Laura G. Chirinos ... Party Goer (segment "The Birthday Party")
Brooklyn Hatrak Brooklyn Hatrak ... Party Goer (segment "The Birthday Party")
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Storyline

XX is a new horror anthology with a gender twist - all segments will be helmed by female directors and will star female leads. The directors have been given free creative rein within budget and time constraints, but all of the segments themselves will involve the horror genre. Written by Anonymous

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Four deadly tales by four killer women

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

St. Vincent herself is not a big fan of horror films because they scare her too much, so her short film "The Birthday Party" is instead intended to be more of a black comedy than a horror story. See more »

Quotes

Susan Jacobs (segment "The Box"): You love spaghetti.
Susan Jacobs (segment "The Box"): It... It's been three days.
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Connections

References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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XX Marks the Spot
Written and performed by Mj Mynarski (as MJ Mynarski)
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An unbalanced Horror Anthology
21 February 2017 | by antoniokowatschSee all my reviews

I don't judge people based on their gender so I really didn't care if this movie was directed by women or not. But I do care about cinematography and storytelling aspects and for that reason I have to cast a somewhat harsh judgment.

So, the movie consists of 4 equally long parts, each explores a different type of horror. There is no coherency between the stories, all of them are fully independent.

The first story was obviously the best one. I really liked it and would have liked a full feature movie about it. There was a lot of untapped potential there. Considering how the first scene ("The Box") established some sort of norm on which I started forming expectations. It suffices to say that what followed didn't quite live up to these expectations. The second story ("Birthday Party") was in fact the exact opposite. It wasn't scary, it was just weird. Since I don't want to spoil anything I'll just leave it at that. It was by far the weakest link in this anthology. "Don't Fall" was also pretty scary but a little too one-dimensional for my personal taste. There was virtually no character development in that story. And last but not least there was "Her Only Living Son". This story was clearly an homage to Rosemary's baby. And while Rosemary's Baby is in my opinion one of the greatest Horror movies ever made this story was rather comical in nature. The reason why this story didn't quite manage to instill fear and true horror can probably be attributed to the fact that the protagonists physical transformation/metamorphosis was just too stereotypical to be considered horrifying/scary.


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Release Date:

17 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,222, 19 February 2017

Gross USA:

$30,911

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,668
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2.39:1
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