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XXxx
Released: 2017
Director: Karyn Kusama, Annie Clark, Roxanne Benjamin, Jovanka Vuckovic, Sofia Carrillo

Women have been making waves in horror more than ever recently, but it’s fair to say that their presence in a directing or writing capacity is still a distinct minority. It’s a discrepancy that has been noticed, and the idea of an all female-helmed anthology film is perhaps a way to try and bridge that gap. By promoting the work of women who are eager to be part of what is traditionally a boys club maybe the genre will open itself up to a richer variety in storytellers. XX bills itself on this premise alone, without any other connecting themes – a dangerous route to take, for many reasons. And while XX is only moderately successful as an anthology film, it’s an encouraging step forward for the genre itself.

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