The directors of ‘XX’ reveal their horror inspirations

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XX is a film that’s truly one of a kind (which is a damn shame) — a horror anthology that’s wholly written and directed by women: Roxanne Benjamin, Jovanka Vuckovic, Karyn Kusama and Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), with stop-motion interstitials by Sofia Carrillo. The movie had its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and is now available in theaters, on demand and online

Projects classified as horror, sci-fi or fantasy — really anything that falls under the “genre” banner — have long been considered the realm of male filmmakers by people who lack critical thinking skills, but there’s a reason why Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein remains one of the most enduring and influential horror stories of all time; women have an intimate perspective on the myriad vulnerabilities of body and mind that haunt our dreams and creep into our waking lives. Read more…

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