In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast find themselves fighting for their lives.
Runtime: 106 minutes
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thrillers
Stars: Mia Goth, Martin Henderson, Jenna Ortega, Brittany Snow, Kid Cudi, Owen Campbell, Stephen Ure, James Gaylyn, Simon Prast, Matthew Saville, Bryony Skillington, Geoff Dolan
Director: Ti West
carlosenriqueamaro-247-439723 - 13 January 2023 Thought of this being a "NC-17" rated film. 1.) All the editing need be extended to prolong this production.
2.) The scenes of Loraine in the dungeon were too separated from storyline and missed the dungeon windows escape route. (However, "The Shining," scene references were extraordinary.)
3.) I've come to realize "X" rating is not my cup of tea as far as genre goes for me, myself, and I.
4.) The scene transitions are a sigh of relief compared to the productions of todays era.
5.) Where may I find a 24 pack of that Pearl Brewery beverage that Loraine took a drink from? "I would, but I did," cheer to that.
groundzero-273-397110 - 11 January 2023 I had high expectations for this movie, maybe too high, but overall it was a good movie. The movie takes place in 1979 in rural Texas. A group of young people set out to make an adult film in peace and quiet, so they rent a guest house from an elderly couple. The old man greets them welcome with a shotgun, and I thought that this old man might be dangerous. The movie slowly builds up the suspense, and in the meantime we get to see a porno being made. The most interesting thing about this movie, and maybe also the most stupid thing, is who the real danger turn out to be, which is the old lady host and not the old man with the shotgun. She is not just a dangerous killer either, she is very horny as well.
The killings itself was not very creative, and most of the characters died in stupid ways. I would have liked a bit more gore also. The environment and the atmosphere was great though. The story was okey, and so was the characters. There was not a single character that I disliked, which is unusual.
I had high expectations for this movie, maybe too high, but overall it was a good movie.
christopher-underwood - 8 January 2023 I liked the idea of it set in the seventies I liked the idea of it set in the seventies and a couple of kids and a camera, and a boom, setting of in their van to a terrible old bit of a desolate countryside and almost abandoned farm buildings. Just the wonderful place to make their porn picture, oh and the two old people. It appears that they are very old and it seems that they might not notice at all as they start stripping off. The problem is that we know exactly what is going to happen. The music is great and the action inside and out but we just know what is going on, even if they don't. Unfortunately it is also very slow so we seem to be ahead all the time and as it gets towards the last half hour it seems to become rather silly. I wanted to like the film and I didn't hate it but if it had been a bit sharper it might have seemed okay.
discokellyqueen - 8 January 2023 Awesome Horror This has turned into one of my top 10 horror movie favorites! It has a story...which is what is lacking in so many horror movies today, in my humble opinion. It is a bit gory in places, but I can look away if it bothers me...! The cast is awesome too, they all do an excellent job, such talent! I also appreciate the subtle humor and the music! The horror world needs more of this,again,in my humble opinion. This movie has restored my hope into some good movie entertainment! There's so much bad to mediocre out there and this is definitely a bright spot! I can't wait to watch Pearl! Congrats to you!
brianjamez - 8 January 2023 How can a movie with so much sex and gore be so boring? "It is possible to make a good dirty movie." Well, apparently not. X is a bad dirty movie because it's slow-paced, boring, and unoriginal. It seems like they had a vague idea for a plot to establish the setting, then shrugged and said, "I don't know. Then the killer starts killing people or whatever." I kept waiting for the movie to start, if that makes sense. When are we going to get to know the plot? The characters? What is happening and why? What is the point of this movie?
This is like if a 1st-year film student saw Texas Chainsaw Massacre and wanted to remake it, but only had a budget of 5 grand.
victorhost - 8 January 2023 Yuck. X can be seen as a nice throwback for 70's/80's slasher/gore/horror fans, but I honestly think even they will not fully enjoy this piece of garbage. Btw, there's a reason why movies like the 70's/80's aren't made anymore: they generally didn't have strong plots, and all that mattered was female nudity & gore. Times cahnged. Keep the f up. Most people want good stories, relatable characters & strong villains with strong reasons - none of which can be found in this movie.
The movie is roughly one and a half hours long, and the first whole hour of it is nothing but a bunch of bums trying to shoot a porn "movie" in the hopes of becoming "stars". That whole hour served NOTHING to the film. Only the moments where opposite ideas about sexuality clashed were kind of... "entertaining".
I stopped watching around the end of the first hour, because the "antagonist" did some kind of dance after their first kill, which reminded me too much of the dance the Joker did in the bathroom after his first kill. The dance, combined with all of the other elements of the film was so unnecessary and cringy. "The acceptance and celebration of madness" can be portrayed in a million different ways; and all that the antagonist wanted was some d*ck - not that big of a deal, you know. The story should've invested more into the background story of the antagonist to justify such an irrelevant scene.
Unnecessary movie. Not entertaining in any way at all.
henriqueac-62783 - 7 January 2023 I should not I should not be writing this review but I will anyways, hope you all do not judge me, folks. This is a movie to be remembered. A number of totally straight folks go film a porn in a farm? Old secluded people will try to murder them? Does not get better than this. The plot is well built and once we reach the climax, it all go downhill quite fast, no beating around the bush. Sex, violence, farm and a dream to succeed. Porn is a devil worshipping thing, fellas. Now, is the youth all you got in life? Where do you see yourself from here to 20 years ahead? Moral lesson? Many questions being raised by me, but one thing is for sure: people should give it a try.
HafizhMaulana21 - 7 January 2023 Not much expectation, not scary, flat horror A group of adult filmmakers set off for Texa to shoot the film. However, the players find themselves struggling to survive from an elderly person who is obsessed with them.
X brings the feel of a 1970s-era film to its story plot. X brings on a classic horror feel. The plot of the classic story with a group of young men who must survive a deadly attack. However, this film appears different. The tempo of the film is so slow. Conflict is present and appears quickly at the end of the film and slow in establishing conflict at the beginning of the film. It's not good enough to see the development of the main character and everything else. Simple story plot. Building a flat story, there is not much of a well-constructed atmosphere. Flat dialogue, minimal expression, looks lethargic and weak. The terror and horror presented are less than satisfactory. It features the terror of two elderly people but made with an anti-climax that is not exciting and feels strange. I think this movie is 40% a blend of drama and horror, the rest is a movie full of sex scenes.
Saitama_Zyxth - 7 January 2023 The slightly different horror film or porn film after all? A film crew wants to shoot a porn movie. To do this, they rent a cottage of an old couple. This was not a good decision, because it develops into a horror slasher story. The film is a slow burn. It takes 50 minutes to get to the first death, but we get to know the characters better. The acting is consistently good. Maxine, played by Mia Goth, turns out to be the main character. But also Jenna Ortega as Lorraine should be known to everyone after the huge success of Wednesday. The film deals with many themes. It is about lust of young and old and love, but also about religion. The film was inspired by other works like Psycho, which even gets a mention. Lorraine was first a shy person with a cross around her neck, in charge of audio, and evolves into a person who wants to be in the porn movie herself. To do this, the plot of the film must be changed in the middle. Similar to Psycho or X itself, which is first a porno and then becomes a horror film. The combination of these two genres is well done. There is a scene where they keep cutting back and forth between the porn movie and a real scene. In the process, the format also always changes and there are parallels of the plot of both scenes. The motive of the murderer is also based in lust. Thus, both genres, as well as porn film and reality slowly blur. In the first half, an uneasiness is triggered in the viewer. The old female owner of the estate is always portrayed mysteriously. You don't understand what she thinks or wants for a long time. This is also underlined by a great soundtrack. This, like the movie, combines sexy moans with creepy noises, creating a sound picture similar to the video game Little Nightmares. The film never gets really scary and the slasher aspect isn't particularly fun either. The film is carried by the mood, the mystery and the characters. Artistically, the film makes quite a bit.
stevenrossiter171 - 6 January 2023 Standard and rather tedious. Mia Goth saves it So a bunch of actors/actresses go to a deserted farmhouse to make a porn film.
None of the characters are likeable with the exception of perhaps the cameraman who gets done dirty by his church mouse girlfriend
Essentially it is boring until the last half hour when everything begins to go wrong and the slaughtering happens. The main characters in this are the old weary sexual Pearl and her husband. She just basically wants to be had by anyone and the husband is trying to protect her
There's not really much more to it than that, some of the kills are foreshadowed and the best one involves a crocodile
Not great. Thank god that Mia Goth is in it and at least makes it watchable.
CDiablo - 6 January 2023 Pretty much as generic as it gets Other than the setup, this one is as generic of a slasher you can get.
Rather than "Teens going to camp/roadtrip/somewhere desolate" this one is based on a crew getting together to film a porno at the advent of the low cost video camera. They rent a property but the property owners happen to be the highest energy elderly people on the planet, as well as murderers.
Like you would expect from a generic slasher, none of the characters are really fleshed out. Some of the special effects are good. Some of the odder things in the movie being Mia Goth's uncanny valley old person makeup as well as a few scenes of goofy schlock near the end of the movie that were completely out of place.
There isn't a single stand out thing about the movie but it's isn't bad, just bare minimum competent. Have you seen all the other slashers and want one that doesn't stink, give X a go.
randyh66 - 5 January 2023 Bad acting, bad plot, bad everything Don't do what we did, and waste any of your life watching this horrible movie. Would rate 0 but 1 will hqve to do. Bad acting, bad plot, bad everything. Just a couple old people in bad makeup on a common farm. Mixed with some weird church passages. Don't do what we did, and waste any of your life watching this horrible movie. Would rate 0 but 1 will hqve to do. Bad acting, bad plot, bad everything. Just a couple old people in bad makeup on a common farm. Mixed with some weird church passages. Don't do what we did, and waste any of your life watching this horrible movie. Would rate 0 but 1 will hqve to do. Bad acting, bad plot, bad everything. Just a couple old people in bad makeup on a common farm. Mixed with some weird church passages.
YellowGardenFurniture - 5 January 2023 Watch once and then forget Half decent B Movie - ultimately silly but no doubt there will be some kind of sequel or low quality franchise.
Kind of in the Texas Chainsaw massacre style where several young people end up in a backwater , renting out a house connected to farmhouse where an old couple live. Then it's relatively formulaic from thereon in.
Production values are pretty good and also the acting is OK. It's a slightly different kind of slasher movie so it has that going for it. I guess it's quite low budget so it's never going to be top notch.
I would say watch it once and then forget it completely. TBH, there are many many worse films out there.
apryla-58795 - 5 January 2023 What in the world were these people thinking? This is utter trash. What in the world was that guy from Virgin River doing in this. He was acting like Matthew M. In Magic Mike or something. I can't believe Britney Snow became so desperate she felt she had to take her top off for this garbage. And Kid Cudi needed to do this?! Wow! Everyone just degraded themselves for this awful film. What a waste! I kept waiting for this to have a point but it never did. The old people were just killing people and for what? Because she's a sex fiend? Disgusting and pointless. How bout that scene where the gator jumps up out of the water to attack BS? So stupid! This is terrible! Do not watch it!