One of the fastest-spawning horror franchises in recent memory – X – has announced a third film in the series, only months after the first movie’s release.
Despite only releasing in March of this year, A24’s X – a period horror with an interesting narrative setup – has now spawned two more films in the same universe.
X came to us courtesy of The House Of The Devil and The Innkeepers director, Ti West and was an entertaining watch, completely its own thing yet similar in style to other A24 releases such as Midsommar. X would be followed by the announcement of Pearl, a prequel that was shot at the same time as X and is set to release in cinemas this month.
Ti West isn’t slowing down though, and has now announced Maxxine, a sequel to X that will loosely continue that film’s story. Series regular Mia Goth will return, playing a ‘character on a journey towards fame – setting out to make it as an actress in 1980s Los Angeles.’
That makes for something of a time jump considering that X was set in the 1970s and really leant into the aesthetic of that era, featuring a small film crew arriving to make an adult film at a lonely Texan farmhouse. However, their creepy hosts, a reclusive aged couple, really didn’t take kindly to the incursion and so began the screaming, the running and the stabbing.
We certainly enjoyed the way X combined trashy sensibilities with an artistic style and as such, are looking forward to checking out Pearl for the same reasons. Now it looks like we’ll get to do it all again, but this time with an 80s aesthetic in Maxxxine with the xxx in the title suggesting the action might be even more salacious than in its predecessor.
The film hasn’t shot yet but A24 has given it the go-ahead and you can see a short promo video for the film below. We’ll let you know on this one as we hear it.
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