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Dark Discussions Podcast – Episode 557 – X (2022)

Director, actor, and screenwriter, Ti West, has been around for a bit working on horror and mumblecore films.  He’s appeared as an actor in YOU’RE NEXT (2011), he directed the found footage thriller THE SACRAMENT (2013), and did the sequel CABIN FEVER 2:  SPRING FEVER (2009).  In 2022, he’s had success where his two latest films including the slasher film X (2022) was picked up and distributed by A24.

In 1979, a group of adult movie filmmakers rent a building on a Texas farm.  Their plan is to film their latest movie for the booming pornographic industry.  Worried that their profession could upset the farmers, they don’t tell the owners of the property their real purpose of being there.  How would rural homeowners feel about a production that will include sex scenes performed on their property?  What will happen if the farmers find out?

The movie stars Brittany Snow, Jenna Ortega, Scott Mescudi, Martin Henderson, Owen Campbell, Stephen Ure, and Mia Goth plaing two roles. Ti West both wrote and directed the movie.  Released on March 18th, 2022 in the USA, on a one million dollar budget, the film grossed $14.8M USD.  The faux-grindhouse film received excellent reviews from both critics and audiences alike.  A prequel since has been released.  Dark Discussions takes a look at this throwback film and gives their thoughts.

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