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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

XX - New Horror Anthology Coming from Magnet Releasing


We have an all female helmed Horror anthology! Sounds like a pretty great thing to me, and it comes as a project out of Magnet Releasing, a company that has high marks in my book. The project will be called XX (not XY mind you). The names attached to this thing are brilliant. This is the kind of genre artistic project that the good folks at Women in Horror Month will celebrate and can point to as a milestone in their Horror community mission. Let the estrogen fly at the screen (and blood of course).

Those involved so far:

Kayrn Kusama who just wowed us all with The Invitation
Jennifer Lynch who did a damn good job with Chained. 
Jovanka Vuckovic who gave us The Captured Bird, a film that I had the chance to check out at an Exhumed Films Horrorthon a few years back. 
The film will feature the debut of Annie Clark in the director's chair. Annie Clark of St. Vincent, a band that I am unfamiliar with but who did this:


and this


Let's keep an eye out for updates on this project and wish everyone well. I really dig that poster.

From Magnet:

ANNIE CLARK (ST. VINCENT) LANDS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT WITH
ALL-FEMALE-HELMED HORROR ANTHOLOGY FILM ‘XX’

New York, New York (April 12, 2016) – Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today that celebrated musician and songwriter Annie Clark (St. Vincent), will make her directorial debut on the company’s upcoming all-female-helmed horror anthology film XX. Not only will each segment be directed by a woman, each will star female leads. Clark’s segment, scheduled to film this spring, has been co-written and will be produced by genre maven Roxanne Benjamin (SOUTHBOUND, V/H/S, V/H/S/2, FAULTS).

XX is a female-driven horror anthology with each director given full creative license to tell any story they choose revolving around a female protagonist.While the directors have been given free creative rein within budget and time constraints, all of the segments themselves will involve the horror genre. In addition to Clark, other directors attached include Karyn Kusama (THE INVITATION, GIRLFIGHT), Jennifer Lynch (SURVEILLANCE, CHAINED), and Jovanka Vuckovic (THE CAPTURED BIRD, former editor of Rue Morgue Magazine).

As St. Vincent, Clark is one of the most distinct voices and original guitarists of her generation. Her recent album, the self-titled St. Vincent, won her "album of the year" designations from the NME, The Guardian, and Entertainment Weekly and the Best Alternative Album Grammy. An incredible live performer, Clark has been heralded as “the first truly 21st century guitar hero” by Guitar World magazine, and is constantly pushing the boundaries of today’s musical landscape.

“I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to explore the genre-film medium,” said Clark.

“I’ve long been a fan of Annie’s work,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “We’re excited to watch the singular vision she’ll bring to this project.”

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