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Old 01-11-22, 12:05 PM
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X (2022, D: Ti West) S: Snow, Goth, Mescudi, Ortega





The trailer drops tomorrow. Apparently, it is a horror movie about the making of an adult film.
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Re: X (2022, D: Ti West) S: Snow, Goth, Mescudi, Ortega

Looking at his filmography, it looks like West has spent the last few years directing episodes here and there of TV series. He hasn’t directed a movie in almost 6 years and House of the Devil was 13 years ago! Man, time flies.
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Re: X (2022, D: Ti West) S: Snow, Goth, Mescudi, Ortega

Very cool to see West back for a feature film.
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Re: X (2022, D: Ti West) S: Snow, Goth, Mescudi, Ortega

Yes! Ha ha ha... YES!
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Re: X (2022, D: Ti West) S: Snow, Goth, Mescudi, Ortega

Looks fun, though it does look like it all leads up to a singular kill fest and that trailer probably gave too much away.

Ti West does a great job of his throwbacks.
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Re: X (2022, D: Ti West) S: Snow, Goth, Mescudi, Ortega

Originally Posted by Dan View Post
Yes! Ha ha ha... YES!
Exactly.
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Re: X (2022, D: Ti West) S: Snow, Goth, Mescudi, Ortega

Hopefully it doesn’t get too meta with its dialogue but it looks like fun.
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Re: X (2022, D: Ti West) S: Snow, Goth, Mescudi, Ortega

Looks like it's a loose re-imagining of an Australian film from 2011. Has anyone here seen it?
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Re: X (2022, D: Ti West) S: Snow, Goth, Mescudi, Ortega

That X is very different, the only similarities are they're horror/thrillers and feature the sex industry (Call girls in that one, Porn stars in this one). I thought of it as well since the posters are very similar.

That said, on IMDB Trivia it does have "The renewed versión of "X" (2011), an australian film directed by Jon Hewitt." in the list, but that's the only reference I've seen and I think those can be uploaded.
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Re: X (2022, D: Ti West) S: Snow, Goth, Mescudi, Ortega

I did say loose.
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Re: X (2022, D: Ti West) S: Snow, Goth, Mescudi, Ortega

Hot dog in a hallway.
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Re: X (2022, D: Ti West) S: Snow, Goth, Mescudi, Ortega

What a great trailer! Loved the vibe and the look. This seems promising!
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Re: X (2022, D: Ti West) S: Snow, Goth, Mescudi, Ortega

Originally Posted by Dan View Post
Very cool to see West back for a feature film.
I haven't been following his television work but loved his feature films.

Looking forward to this. Seems interesting!
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Re: X (2022, D: Ti West) S: Snow, Goth, Mescudi, Ortega

This opens this weekend.

It screened at SXSW last night and the reviews that have been posted sound really positive.
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/x_2022

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Re: X (2022, D: Ti West) S: Snow, Goth, Mescudi, Ortega

Also, West already shot a prequel:
https://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/...pearl-at-sxsw/

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Re: X (2022, D: Ti West) S: Snow, Goth, Mescudi, Ortega

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ix?
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Re: X (2022, D: Ti West) S: Snow, Goth, Mescudi, Ortega

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ix?
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So the sequel will be Y?
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Re: X (2022, D: Ti West) S: Snow, Goth, Mescudi, Ortega

Xii
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Re: X (2022, D: Ti West) S: Snow, Goth, Mescudi, Ortega

Bought my ticket for Saturday afternoon.

Can't wait!
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Re: X (2022, D: Ti West) S: Snow, Goth, Mescudi, Ortega

Just got back from this. It was pretty good. Pretty violent and fucked up movie. It has a Chainsaw Massacre vibe, but the leads were excellent.
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Re: X (2022, D: Ti West) S: Snow, Goth, Mescudi, Ortega

A glaring example of style over substance, but the style is so damn good that it makes the whole thing worthwhile. The visuals, editing, sound design and music are more than enough to keep you locked into this lurid movie about the horrors of aging that blows Shyamalan's Old out of the water (or off the beach) and feels inspired by both The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Michael Reeve's The Sorcerers. It's not really scary or very original, but it is definitely one of the better executed horror flicks of recent years. My one major gripe with the movie is that the old lady was too obviously a much younger actress in heavy makeup, which I found distracting. Stay tuned after the end credits roll for a "Pearl" trailer.
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Re: X (2022, D: Ti West) S: Snow, Goth, Mescudi, Ortega

A Note from Ti West
03.18.2022

Dear Movie Lovers,

I wrote X for fun, never expecting it to actually get made. It was a way for me to ruminate on some feelings I had about getting older, making films, and my lifelong love of horror cinema. In fact, when I sent the script to A24 I said, “Nobody knows I wrote this, and it could be too out there for you… but just think about it and let me know if you might be up for it. All good either way.” And somehow, 2 years later, here I am writing the intro to this newsletter.

It has been almost 10 years since I made a horror film. There are no shortages of reasons why. Making any film is a strange, traumatic endeavor. It is prohibitively expensive – both financially and psychologically. The hours are absurd. The weather never cooperates. There are countless technical challenges that are so immense that even if all goes according to plan, the chance of success is still next to nothing. So why do it? Because transforming a story from your imagination all the way into a completed film is an experience unlike anything else in the world. I’m also convinced it induces some sort of amnesia so that you forget all the turmoil and sleepless nights, and want to do it all over again.

The headaches and hurdles are worth it for that one transcendent moment of an actor's performance (or dual performance). Personally, I don't know much else that compares to the satisfaction of achieving a beautifully composed magic hour shot with only seconds to spare before sunset. Or the weeks upon weeks spent on esoteric details of a costume design and set decoration, which define a character and place so specifically, that you feel like it’s part of your own lived experience. Or often, in my case, a gory gush of blood and guts splattering in the exact part of the frame I was hoping for – causing the audience to viscerally recoil in horror just as I always intended.

During my time off I revisited a lot of films that I love – particularly those from the 1970s. There was such a reverence for the art of cinema during that decade. Mainstream films respected and challenged their audience's appreciation for filmmaking, and independently-produced exploitation films catered unapologetically to titillating the subversive taste of the masses. My goal with X was to hopefully somehow capture the best of both worlds. To make you think about the craft of filmmaking while still having a fun night out at the movies.

X is a violent slasher movie set in the late 1970s about an eclectic group of young people making a pornographic film. Historically, horror and pornography have always had a bit of a symbiotic relationship – two forms of lowbrow entertainment that could be made independently outside of the traditional Hollywood studio system. What is often overlooked, however, is the wildly ambitious entrepreneurial spirit that accompanies trying to make these types of films, and craft them well. As a fellow movie lover, this is my tribute to that spirit. I hope you enjoy the ride.

Sincerely,
Ti
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Re: X (2022, D: Ti West) S: Snow, Goth, Mescudi, Ortega

I'll watch it when it hits home video. The only film of West's that I actually like is House of the Devil. The rest have always had some sort of identity problem. The Innkeepers could have been amazing if it had been a full on horror film but they stuck in those two unlikable and unfunny leads. That "inn" they were in had great production design, but they squandered it. In the Valley of Violence was another film that was more of a comedy than a full-on western. It had a great cast but sucked overall.

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