Many might not know the name Ti West, but he’s one of the most important horror directors at the moment. The filmmaker has previously directed works like “The House of the Devil” (2009) or “VHS” (2012), but a few years ago, he signed with A24, the production company behind Ari Aster‘s works and also “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” the recent winner at the Oscars.
His entry into A24 was grand: signing the trilogy X, Pearl, and MaXXXine—the latter is yet to be released. Now, the first of these movies has just landed on Netflix and has done so with a bang: sneaking into the top lists and achieving the fame it hadn’t quite attained during its run in international theaters.
Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, and other stars
“X” is a classic slasher that takes us back to 1979, introducing us to a group of young filmmakers traveling to a rural area in Texas to shoot a pornographic film. However, their elderly hosts discover their plans and decide to end their lives before they fall into sin in other ways.
The film was a significant discovery, and undoubtedly, a big part of its success lies in its cast. The two main stars of the movie are Mia Goth as Maxine and Pearl—yes, she plays two roles—and Jenna Ortega as Lorraine. Additionally, the film features Brittany Snow, Martin Henderson, Scott Mescudi, and Stephen Ure.
Beyond whether you might like the movie or not, my personal recommendation is to give it a chance just to see Pearl, the sequel that came out later and is expected to arrive soon on the streaming platform as well. Undoubtedly, Mia Goth’s performance is something to savor and enjoy.