Netflix recently added the A24 slasher film X from 2022 starring Mia Goth and directed/written by Ti West. The horror film has already landed on the Netflix top 10 after being added, likely thanks to the praise the movie has received and the excellent cast. Apart from Goth, the film also stars Wednesday and Scream actress Jenna Ortega, Virgin River's Martin Henderson, Brittany Snow (who was just cast in The Night Agent season 2), and many more talented actors.
For those who didn't get the chance to watch X before, the film follows a group of amateur filmmakers in the late 1970s who book a stay at an isolated farmhouse to make a pornographic movie in the hopes of breaking into the adult film industry. Unfortunately for them, they're unaware of just how the strange the hosts of their location are and when the two older folks find out what they're up to, the group realizes they've been thrust into a terrifying life-or-death situation.
Of course, if you watched and loved X you'll want to check out the next film in the trilogy, which is a prequel movie called Pearl, following one of the primary antagonists from X. Goth played both Pearl and Maxine in X and she returns to play the much younger version of Pearl in the self-titled film, this time taking place in 1918. Ti West returned to direct the movie, which he co-wrote with Goth.
Pearl is not streaming on Netflix right now, but you can watch it on Showtime if you have access to the Showtime app or channel (or if you have the Paramount+Showtime subscription).
It's also available to digitally rent ($4.99 for HD or $3.99 for SD) or buy ($19.99) from the following services:
- Google Play
What we know about MaXXXine
Pearl won't be the last film in the X trilogy as West will be back to write and direct a third movie called MaXXXine, which will again feature Mia Goth in the title role. This time, the film will function as a direct sequel to X, with Goth reprising her role as Maxine Minx.
After being one of the sole survivors of the massacre that occurred in X, Maxine moves to Los Angeles in the 1980s to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress. MaXXXine is expected to be released later this year, but no date has been set yet.