Friday, May 19, 2017

XX (2017)

Directors: Roxanne Benjamin, Karyn Kusama, St. Vincent, Jovanka Vuckovic

Stars: Natalie Brown, Jonathan Watton, Peter DaCunha

Filmmakers Jovanka Vuckovic, Annie Clark, Roxanne Benjamin and Karyn Kusama present four horrific tales of terror. In "The Box," a boy starts to display strange behavior after looking inside a mysterious gift box. In "The Birthday Party," a woman refuses to let an untimely death ruin her son's bash. In "Don't Fall," an innocent camping trip turns deadly, and in "Her Only Living Son," a mother must deal with the child from hell.

Here is a new horror anthology, but this time it was created by women, not men. You get a different look into these short horror stories, since the genre has mainly been dominated by men since it started. This movie show their view point on the subject. The stories were female based.

1. The Box could have been made into a full movie. The story was interesting, but they did not give too much away. It keeps you guessing.

2. The Birthday Party was the best out of all of the stories. There were some shots in the short that was some of the best images that I have seen. There are pretty twisted as well. I really did like the story a lot. There should have just been a full movie of this one too.

3. Don't Fall was not bad. Since it was a short film, there was just not enough there to make it work, like it needed. It was just another "monster" story. It could have been better.

4. Her Only Living Son is one of the better ones.

I just did not want to give anything away from any of the stories. The sequences that are filmed in between the stories was the best of the whole movie. They were these creepy stop motion animation pieces that looked like they were made by some screwed up little girl.

I think this movie is well worth watching. I know it has gotten some really bad reviews, but just give it a chance. I think you will like some of the stories. Enjoy.

XX (2017) Trailer

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