The idea of a horror anthology movie is nothing new (ditto TV; find our feature on Black Mirror, American Horror Story and others here), but the forthcoming XX has an edge: It’s a quartet of horror stories made by female directors. Judging by the newly released first trailer, the result is thoroughly unsettling.
XX features new stories from Girlfight’s Karyn Kusama, The Captured Bird’s Jovanka Vuckovic, Southbound’s Roxanne Benjamin and, making her directorial debut, St. Vincent herself, Annie Clark. If what’s on show in this teaser is anything to go on, audiences should prepare to get very disturbed about diet, camping trips and gift boxes big enough to contain human heads. Why does that little kid look in the box? Never look in the box, little kid.
XX will be available in select theaters and on VOD February 17.