One of the most discussed films of the week is Ti West’s acclaimed horror flick X. With rave reviews coming in from fans and critics alike, the filmmaker behind the sensation is planning on sticking with the story for a little while. This week during an interview at SXSW, West revealed that he secretly shot a prequel to X starring standout Mia Goth and plans on expanding the slasher into a trilogy.
The prequel, titled Pearl follows a younger version of Goth’s character from the movie. Within the initial announcement, West explains his thought process behind expanding the franchise.
“I’m trying to build a world out of all this like people do these days,” West said at SXSW. “You can’t make a slasher movie without a bunch of sequels. I came out of quarantine and I was like, ‘We’re already building all of this stuff, it’s COVID and we’re on the one place on Earth where it’s safe to make a movie. We have the whole crew from Avatar 2 who’s on break. We should make two movies. The miracle of A24 was that they thought this was actually a good idea.”
X stars Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Martin Henderson, Brittany Snow, Owen Campbell, Stephen Ure, and Scott Mescudi. The plot follows a group of actors attempting to make an adult film in rural Texas under the noses of their reclusive hosts. However, when the elderly couple catches their young guests in the act, the cast finds themselves in a desperate fight for their lives.
In his review for the film, Full Circle’s own Jacob Mauceri says “in the end, X is a particularly raw (no pun intended) and visceral look at pornography through the lens of a time when prudeness was the norm. All performances across the tight array of actors and actresses are great in their own way. Ti West’s return to filmmaking was a welcomed and brilliant one.”
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