Dark Sky Films have announced XX, a landmark all-female horror anthology film, with each segment featuring both a female director and female leads.
The directors on board include Jennifer Lynch (Boxing Helena, Chained), Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol, The Moth Diaries), Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’s Body) , The Soska Sisters – Jen and Sylvia Soska (Dead Hooker in a Trunk, American Mary, ABCs of Death 2), and Jovanka Vuckovic (The Captured Bird, The Guest). The filmmakers will develop their own stories, and the various segments will be linked by work by Guadalajara-based stop-motion animator Sofia Carrillo, who will also create the film’s title sequence.
Greg Newman, EVP of Dark Sky Films’ parent company, MPI Media Group says, “We know that women make up about half of the audience for horror films, and yet the female creative voice has been nearly silent in the horror genre. So we are thrilled about the new and distinct approach that these talented directors will bring to the project.”
With the recent success of films such as V/H/S and The ABC’s Of Death this makes sense, and whether it’s anthologies or full-length features, female directors have been notably absent. The Dark Sky/XYZ project aims to change that. Producer Todd Brown at XYZ said, “One of the givens of so many horror films has been the objectification of young women, and we thought it was time for a different approach to scaring audiences and letting the female voice be heard.”
We here at Morbidly Amusing are all for the female voice in the horror industry and we’ll make sure you’re up to date with all the latest info on this one.
Courtesy of Dark Sky Films