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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

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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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Xx See more »

Filming Locations:

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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Trivia

Directorial debut of musician and songwriter St. Vincent, who goes by her birth name Annie Clark for the film, and Jovanka Vuckovic. 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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References Kiss Me Deadly (1955) See more »

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This was meant to highlight female directors?
19 February 2017 | by jegd-847-631407See all my reviews

I don't know where to begin with my thoughts on this anthology. I would more or less refer to them as proof of concept ideas that filmmakers give to production companies.

The first concept 'The Box' started creatively enough with the mystery of a boy seeing "something" in a box and then it went no where. This wasn't horror, it wasn't scary, and it came across like it was alluding to a message that I couldn't decipher. It does remain true to the Jack Ketchum short story of the same name, but it failed to capture the narrative style the book delivers. If they retold the story from the mother's POV I would add another star to my review, but she's a background character until the very end. Disappointing.

'The Birthday Party' would be better listed as a dark-comedy. I didn't like it at all. Don't know what else to say about it, but it was a waste of time. I wanted to find hidden meanings behind what was happening and I kept expecting something to relate with. It delivers nothing. This isn't even something to share over a campfire.

'Don't Fall' was a straight forward horror genre without any real content. It seemed to be making fun of such stories rather than trying to be plot or character driven. It was as derivative as most"monster chasing a girl" movies can be and just as lifeless. Terrible acting, no pacing and not even a claustrophobic element with the small camper. It's like the director didn't want the job or didn't bother trying.

'Her Only Living Son' was actually the closest to being watchable. It was this short that helped keep it above 1 star for me. The plot was ... conventional ... is a kind word. The acting was sub-par, but I did like Kyle Allen as Andy. I thought this could have been broader and more illusive about the surprise mystery. It's a clichéd tale (probably should say a throwback) from 1970's flicks based on devil-worship. I never liked those things. It's just people acting creepy or weird and I'm certain today's audiences are fully desensitized by their nightly news to give 2 cents about this garbage.

All in all; I wish I had paid attention to the warnings of other reviewers. Because the focus was on women directors, I didn't want any negative influence from misogyny or patriarchal leanings. I watched with all the hope in the world and it was very disappointing.


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