X

One of the sub-genres of horror movies is scary old people and it is mushed together with the slasher genre in the new A24 horror flick, X from writer/director Ti West.

Set in 1979, a group of filmmakers and actors rented an old farmhouse out in the country to film what they called “best dirty movie.” At the farmhouse, they found an elderly couple and the old man greeted them with a shotgun. Eventually, they reminded him that they had rented the farmhouse and settled the situation down.

As they were filming, the old lady began wandering around and peeking through the window at the porn scenes being filmed.

The first part of the film was spent setting things up and showing us the characters involved in the porn movie. Mia Goth and Brittany Snow were the adult actresses and Kid Cudi was the male porn star. Jenna Ortega is the boom mic operator. Martin Henderson is the executive producer.

The cast is great. Then, the slasher aspect in the final act gets extremely violent and gory. There were a couple of times that I had to grimace about what I was watching.

I really do not have much more to say about X. I enjoyed it, but I do not see much more than that.

3.3 stars

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