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 INVITIATION, 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-wining animator Sofia Carrillo (LA CASA TRISTE) wraps together four suspensful stories of terror featuring a cast including Natalie Brown, Melanie Lynskey, Breeda Wool and Christina Kirk.
DON’T FALL, directed by Roxanne Benjamin, tells the story about a group of friends who get into trouble when they venture off the beaten path and trespass on someone – or something-else’s land while on a camping trip
THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, directed by Annie Clark, tells the story of a harried housewife who tries to keep her daughter – and their noisy neighbours – from discovering a dark secret the morning of her daughter’s eighth birthday party.
THE BOX, directed by Jovanka Vucokic and based on a story by Jack Ketchum, tells the story of seven-year-old Danny, who, after glancing in a shiny red gift box while on a commuter train, 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.
Directed by Karyn Kusama, HER ONLY LIVING SON follows Cora, who, 18 years prior had narrowly escaped Manhattan, a narcissistic actor husband and a cult with designs on her unborn child. Now Cora finds herself coming face to face with a son who can no longer deny his monstrous heritage.
"Powerfully compelling and original"
Los Angeles Times
"Rich, interesting, and rife with surprisingly fresh perspectives on the genre."
"A first of its kind in a male-dominated genre, these four short films are signed, sealed and delivered as a form of empowerment."
Sundance Film Festival 2017
Gold Coast Film Festival 2017
Stranger With My Face Film Festival 2017