Mothers, Daughters and German Autumns in Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Suspiria’ Remake [Horror Queers Podcast]

Eat my c**t. After looking at two very different types of queer-coded bromances in Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse and Ron Underwood’s Tremors, we took a trip to Poland to analyze the trans allegory in the mermaid horror musical The Lure before heading back into the twisted mind of Clive Barker to discuss his infamous directorial debut, […]

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No Place Like Home: The Cinematic Parallels of ‘Pearl’ and ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Heads up! This piece contains MASSIVE SPOILERS for the movie Pearl. We kindly “axe” that you see the movie first and come back to read this after. We all know the story. The story of little Dorothy Gale and the adventure she has when she’s whisked away to the wonderful land of Oz. The Wizard of […]

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‘Infinity Pool’ – Brandon Cronenberg’s New Movie Starring Mia Goth Rated “NC-17” with Appeal Underway

Up next from Antiviral and Possessor director Brandon Cronenberg is the sci-fi movie Infinity Pool for NEON and Topic Studios, which boasts a cast including Mia Goth (Pearl) and Alexander Skarsgård (The Northman). This week we’ve learned that the upcoming movie has received an “NC-17” rating from the MPA, with an appeal currently underway. For now, Infinity Pool has been rated “NC-17” […]

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‘Pearl’ Writer/Director Ti West Teases ‘MaXXXine’ and Explains How ‘X’ Became a Highly Unique Trilogy [Interview]

Writer/Director Ti West reteams with X star and co-writer Mia Goth to explore a different side of her unhinged killer in Pearl, which is now playing in theaters nationwide. We met the eponymous killer earlier this year in the ’70s set slasher X. For the film’s brand new prequel, West rewinds the clock to 1918 for a psychological character study […]

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‘Pearl’ Filmmaker Ti West Breaks Down That Incredible Mia Goth Monologue [Interview]

Writer/Director Ti West and co-writer/lead actor Mia Goth continue their exploration of cinema and the unhinged killer introduced in X with prequel Pearl, now in theaters. Set in 1918 at an isolated family farm, “Pearl (Mia Goth) must tend to her ailing father under the bitter and overbearing watch of her devout mother. Lusting for a glamorous life like she’s seen […]

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‘Pearl’ Hacks into Theaters With a $3.1 Million Opening Weekend

A24 is all-in on Ti West and Mia Goth‘s X Universe, with this year’s slasher movie X spawning this weekend’s brand new prequel movie Pearl. And as we learned just last week, there’s a third movie titled MaXXXine that’s on the way from West, Goth, and A24, a sequel to X that will be set […]

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#XCastingCall: A24 Announces Online Competition to Appear in Ti West’s ‘MaXXXine’

Announced this week, Ti West completes his X trilogy with the upcoming MaXXXine, a sequel to this year’s slasher X that will come along in the wake of prequel movie Pearl this weekend. Confused? Don’t be! Set in the 1970s, X was the first movie in the franchise, while Pearl is a prequel that takes […]

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‘MaXXXine’ – Ti West Teases That Third ‘X’ Movie Is Inspired by the VHS Boom of the 1980s

Ti West’s X prequel, Pearl, screened last night at the Toronto International Film Festival as part of its Midnight Madness lineup. The most shocking part, perhaps, is what came after the screening. A quick VHS-style teaser popped up post credits to reveal a 1985 setting and a title card: MaXXXine. A third movie that’s coming soon from West and […]

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‘Pearl’ Review – Mia Goth Has That ‘X’ Factor in Ti West’s Gorgeous Technicolor Nightmare

Bloody Disgusting’s Pearl review is spoiler-free. Writer/Director Ti West nestled his ode to independent, exploitation filmmaking into ‘70s set slasher X. For its prequel, West rewinds the clock much further to pay tribute to the Golden Age of Hollywood. Mia Goth reprises her role as the repressed killer Pearl, this time exploring a much different, younger side. Pearl makes for […]

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‘Pearl’ – Mia Goth Picks Up an Axe and Prepares for 40 Whacks in New Image from ‘X’ Prequel

Mia Goth is back in A24‘s “X-traordinary origin story” Pearl, Ti West‘s brand new feature film prequel to this year’s X. Pearl will be released theatrically on September 16, 2022. From Fandango this morning, check out a brand new image below. This September’s new prequel movie is set in 1918, decades prior to the 1970s-set X, which […]

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Ti West’s ‘X’ Introduces an Atypical Slasher Villain Through One Gory, Pivotal Kill [Scene Screams]

Writer/Director Ti West opens his ‘70s set slasher, X, to a gruesome crime scene, then backtracks to set the stage for the pending massacre. West bides his time, letting audiences get well acquainted with his cast. Once attachments are well in place, the filmmaker violently rips the rug from under viewers with a savage kill […]

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‘X’ Hair & Makeup Designer Sarah Rubano Breaks Down Two of the Gnarliest Kills

Spoiler Warning: The following article contains spoilers on two character deaths. Ti West delivered no shortage of memorable, gnarly deaths in his slasher, X. Each one different than the last, and most of them gruesome and bloody. The filmmaker previously shared with Bloody Disgusting that the first kill, that of aspiring director RJ (Owen Campbell), “was meant to say, […]

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“Can I Handle the Seasons of My Life?” – The Surprising Emotional Horror of Ti West’s ‘X’

It’s a pretty good rule of thumb that if you’re making a horror movie and you’re also making a prequel origin story for that movie’s villain before it’s even released, you better be pretty damn sure that you came up with one hell of a compelling villain. Not that there has been any established precedent […]

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‘X’ Movie Review – Ti West Goes Full-Throttle on Savagely Funny and Intense Throwback Horror

Bloody Disgusting’s X movie review is spoiler free. It’s been almost an entire decade since writer/director Ti West‘s last horror feature, The Sacrament. Far too long. Luckily, West ensures that the wait has been worth it with A24’s X, an homage to the gritty indie horror of the ’70s but with savage style and a deranged […]

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Character Posters for Ti West’s ‘X’ Are Dying to Show You a Good Time

“Dying to show you a good time.” Ti West makes a long-awaited return to horror with X, a brand new horror movie being distributed by the arthouse horror masters over at A24 (The Witch, Hereditary, Midsommar). Now, new character posters have arrived courtesy of the film’s official Twitter account, hot on the heels of SXSW announcing the film as […]

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