Movie Marathon: X (2022)

  • Director: Ti West
  • With: Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Brittany Snow, Kid Cudi, Martin Henderson, Owen Campbell, Stephen Ure, Simon Prast, James Gaylyn
  • Music by: Tyler Bates &
  • Duration: 1h45
  • Studio: A24
  • Rating: 7/10


Set in 1979, adult movie actors and a small film crew arrive to a farmhouse occupied by an elderly couple in the desolate Texas countryside to film an adult movie. As the day shifts to night, the visitors slowly realize that they are not safe, and are being targeted by a nearby enemy.


This movie is a true hype online at the moment so I had to see what all the fuss and talk was about. I recently bought it uur hadn’t gotten to it until yesterday evening!

A group of filmmakers are planning on making an adult film called ‘The Farmer’s Daughters’ and to get the right scenery they move to a rural Texas, where they will film their scenes on a farm. When they arrive there the old grumpy farmer Howard leads them to their cabin, not knowing what they are there for.

Maxine (played by Mia Goth) goes wandering the farm when the others have started rolling the film and meets Howard’s wife, Pearl (also Mia Goth). The old woman gives off very creepy vibes and when Howard returns from an errand Maxine flees the house, returning to her friends

As the day evolves into night the filmmakers have to start dreading their lives because the old folks are out on killing spree!

This is a movie in the same category (maybe even a tribute to) as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre which starts out slow and steady and then turns vicious in all the ways possible.

but I have to be very honest, it didn’t quite live up to the hype. I was expecting 100 minutes of bloody and gory scenes and brutal killings (I know, this sounds very sadistic of me but when I watch a slasher movie or a tribute to a classic, it’s what I want) but the first hour was a slow get-to-know-the-characters and the filming of a bunch of (clandestine) porn scenes (for the movie they were making)

It’s not that I didn’t like the movie, I really did… I loved the 1979 setting and the way they wanted to make a Deep Throat kind of movie, I loved the rural setting as well… but for me the killing should have been gradually, not all at once in the last half hour of the movie… maybe I’m just nitpicking here 🤷‍♂️ Again, don’t get me wrong: it’s a great movie with some brutal killings and acting performances that aced (hail Mia Goth) but maybe it would have been better if it weren’t as hyped as it was… who knows? 🤷‍♂️

Well, it spawned a prequel called Pearl (setting 1918) and recently a sequel has been highlighted that will be called MaXXXine, both starring Mia Goth!

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