X ★½


Finally caved in and decided to watch X, mainly for when I do end up seeing PearlSimilar to Ti West’s 2009 film, The House of the Devil, X has the tendency to build up more than enough tension and then never fully releasing it to satisfy the viewer. Yes, there are definite moments of horror that balance out the film but by the time they happened I was unfazed. Also, the lack of knowledge I had about these characters never made me inclined to care more about what was happening. Not saying that was the intent of X, it’s a slasher and that’s what it will always be. What made this somewhat worthwhile was the ‘Landslide’ scene, I bet West had fun in the editing booth.

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