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Horror Anthology XX Trailer Is the Female Director Team Up We Definitely Needed

Avengers, assemble!

The trailer for the horror anthology XX has just arrived and its title couldn’t be more apt. The project will feature an all-female director lineup, plus a predominately female cast. As someone who isn’t interested in horror, I am quite fascinated with this and can’t wait to see how it turns out-though I’ll probably be watching through my fingers most of the time. The film will be broken down into five separate stories:

“The Birthday Party” marks the directorial debut of Annie Clark, who you might recognize as the musician St. Vincent.  It will feature mass creepiness with animal mascots, a dead body and a woman seemingly unimpressed with everything happening around her. Nothing good ever comes from that.

“Don’t Fall” is directed by Roxanne Benjamin and takes place in the woods. Why anyone would ever go outdoors at night and not expect bad things to happen is beyond my comprehension.

“Her Only Living Son” comes courtesy of Girlfight director Karyn Kusama. The horror genre isn’t new territory, as she also helmed the Megan Fox venture Jennifer’s Body. And let’s not forget her TV work with shows like Masters of Sex and The Man in the High CastleÆon Flux, on the other hand, is something I like to pretend never happened.

“The Box” by Jovanka Vuckovic will center on an emaciated boy and I’m terrified to see where this will go. Creepy children is a horror staple and this one is no exception. Yay?

According to SlashFilm, XX will make its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 22 before heading to theaters and video on demand on February 17.

(via SlashFilm, image via screencap)

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