Need a great horror movie? X mark the spot! Ti West returns to its horror roots with X movie, a slasher-thriller with plenty of ghost and gore to satisfy fans of the genre. X also offers horror fanatics plenty of Easter eggs, as the film pays homage to horror classics.
Although X takes place in 1979, the theme seems very modern. It offers many familiar vibrations, mainly Chainsaw Massacre, but with a twist. And please don’t think we’re referring to Netflix Chainsaw Massacre (aka the worst horror movie I’ve seen in ages)! I’m talking about the original 1974 Tobe Hooper movie.
At Ti West X movie, we meet Wayne (Martin Henderson), a strip club owner with big dreams and ambitions in the porn industry. Wayne decides to shoot a porn movie, convinced that watching porn from the comfort of your own home is the way of the future. For work, Wayne brings his girlfriend Maxine (Mia Goth) and his friends Bobby-Lane (Brittany Snow) and Jackson (Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi), to star in his movie. The Farmer’s Daughters. Wayne is serious about this project, hiring rookie filmmakers RJ (Owen Campbell) and Lorraine (Jenna Ortega), RJ also serves as the porn film’s writer and director.
And since you can’t film The Farmer’s Daughters without actually being on a farm, Wayne rents a farmhouse in rural Texas owned by an elderly couple who are staying in the house across the street. The elderly couple don’t know what the camera crew is here to do, but they’ll find out soon enough. Even before the crew gets a good night’s sleep, horrors are unleashed.
Movie X rewards horror fans with entertaining kills and thrills
Now, I’ve always said that a good horror movie either takes its time getting in on the action or jumps at us from the start, there’s no middleman. X film made the former. X takes its time to get to the carnage (and it’s so worth the wait!), focuses on introducing the characters and bringing them to life in a fun way, allowing viewers to see how happy and unsuspecting have no idea of the nightmare that awaits them. And bonus: the public also receives a dose of comedy while waiting for the horrors, we even get a song by Brittany Snow.
Brittany Snow, Martin Henderson and Kid Cudi are amazing! Cudi, in particular, is brave and fearless in good times, but a prankster when needed. But the real stars are Jenna Ortega and Mia Goth.
Jenna Ortega is the next scream queen. She’s a brilliant actress and I loved her in Cry 5 and her screaming scene in X is a winner! The star of the show, mia goth, takes the role of the famous budding Maxine and Pearl, the old lady of the farm. Goth is unrecognizable under all that makeup, but that doesn’t stop him from killing the role, no pun intended!
Once we settle in for the first part of the movie, the heavy gore is unleashed and we’re rewarded with entertaining horror scenes and unique kills – be sure to catch this the brilliant moment!
Ti West’s X The film is rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, gore, drug use, language, and strong bloody violence. It’s in theaters Friday, March 18, with screenings starting as early as Thursday evening.