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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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Dr. Weller (segment "The Box")
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The Man (segment "The Box")
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Mary (segment "The Birthday Party")
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David (segment "The Birthday Party")
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Lucy (segment "The Birthday Party")
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Carla (segment "The Birthday Party")
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Madeleine (segment "The Birthday Party")
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Party Goer (segment "The Birthday Party")
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Party Goer (segment "The Birthday Party")
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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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Episode 2 it is the daughter's party not son !!! See more »

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

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Opening Weekend USA:

$9,818, 17 February 2017, Limited Release

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$30,611, 17 March 2017
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Danny Elfman's taxidermy cat Frisky makes a cameo in the segment "The Birthday Party" (when he is turned to be adjusted). See more »

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Susan Jacobs (segment "The Box"): You love spaghetti.
Susan Jacobs (segment "The Box"): It... It's been three days.
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Features Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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XX Theme
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Performed by Sofia Orozco, Fernando Arias and Yolihuani Curiel
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An unbalanced Horror Anthology
21 February 2017 | by See 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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