Horror anthology film containing 4 segments all made by directors with the title chromosomes. Best in show is 'Her Only Living Son' from Kusama with its well scripted take on whatever happened to Rosemary's baby. Annie Clark shows promise with 'The Birthday Party' featuring another great turn by Melanie Lynskey. The other two entries are a little more horror generic but both have their moments. Worth a look.
I'm quite dissapointed with this. There's a huge potential for these narratives to evolve and really turn the knob on the eerieness of the characters esp. the rosemary's baby-esque storyline in the end, but instead, it all end up in cheezy cliffhangers. I was very stoked to see this film since it is written and directed by women, but XX just falls flat.
This is the most uninspired, underwhelming, uninteresting horror anthology I've seen in the last decade. It makes the abysmal V/H/S look like a masterpiece. The only mystery is: Who greenlighted this misguided production?
Despite having the same questionable longevity the trilogy set forth by this band of women's male contemporaries, XX has four thematically potent short films that each address a component of womanhood in a commendable manner. On an even better note, more than half of the shorts are worthy of a look.
The stories told here were so uneven and weak. It sure had style but it wasn't enough to camouflage all its flaws. A shame since I adore the concept of reuniting female directors to create horror but this anthology chose the wrong direction, which was underlined by the fact that the between sequences were far more creepier and superior than all of the stories combined.
the thing with anthology films is that they are generally uneven overall. some great, bad or just meh. the problem here is that none of the segments is anything other than uninspired meh or just plain bad. thus this anthology film is consistent in its overall poor quality. the stop motion tie ins are cute. and whats with the double repeating of titles? would the audiences forget the segment names only seconds after??
Bad filmmaking is bad filmmaking. As much as I wanted to support this film, I hated just about every botched attempt at it. Only the final short was anything worthwhile, but that didn't make up for all the aggravating attempt at horror which amounted to less than irritating when "auteurs" like these meander in dogshit psychosis.
The quality of this anthology ranges from all right to unwatchable:
The Box: An interesting premise that didn’t have enough ideas to last twenty minutes.
The Birthday Party: Didn’t take the time to set up or convey character motivations so everything became nonsensical.
Don’t Fall: Nothing too original but a solid entry and best of the four by far.
Her Only Living Son: Same problem as the first short.