After a few stills were released last month we now have a clear picture of what the all-female led horror anthology “XX” will be about. Today Magnolia and Magnet Releasing released two new clips and the synopsis for each short film.
“XX” is a new all-female helmed horror anthology featuring four dark tales written and directed by fiercely talented women: Annie Clark (St. Vincent)rocks her directorial debut with THE BIRTHDAY PARTY; Karyn Kusama (THE INVITATION, GIRLFIGHT) exorcises HER ONLY LIVING SON; Roxanne Benjamin (SOUTHBOUND) screams DON’T FALL; and Jovanka Vuckovic (THE CAPTURED BIRD) dares to open THE BOX. Award-winning animator Sofia Carrillo (LA CASATRISTE) wraps together four suspenseful stories of terror featuring a cast including Natalie Brown, Melanie Lynskey, Breeda Wool and Christina Kirk.
Now let’s check dig into each short…
Written for the screen and Directed by Jovanka Vucokic
Synopsis: After peering into a shiny red gift box on a commuter train, seven-year-old Danny Jacobs inexplicably stops eating. When his father and sister also begin to waste away, Danny’s mother Susan struggles to make the connection between herself, her dying family and the mysterious box before it’s too late.
THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
Written by Roxanne Benjamin & Annie Clark
Directed by Annie Clark
Synopsis: A harried housewife tries to keep her daughter-and the nosy neighbors-from discovering a dark secret the morning of her daughter’s eighth birthday party.
Written and Directed by Roxanne Benjamin
Synopsis: A group of adventurous friends get into trouble when they venture off the beaten path and trespass on someone -or something-else’s land on a camping trip.
HER ONLY LIVING SON
Written and Directed by Karyn Kusama
Synopsis: 18 years after narrowly escaping Manhattan, a narcissistic actor husband and a cult with designs on her unborn child, “Cora” finds herself face to face with a son who can no longer deny his monstrous heritage.
“XX” opens in select theaters and on VOD this Friday February 17, 2017.