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Hulu Orders Horror Anthology From Blumhouse Television

Variety is reporting that Hulu has reached an agreement with Blumhouse Television to produce a monthly horror anthology.

According to the exclusive report, “The new series, part of the Hulu Originals slate, will deliver viewers 12 self-contained stories — a new episode premiering each month over one year. No writers or producers are yet attached to the project, and several creative details have yet to be settled.”

Hopefully the company will stay away from the American Horror Story structure, “But while the 12 episodes of the series’ first year are expected to function as standalone stories, some narrative device or structural device is expected to connect them.” read more

“XX” Movie Review

I’ve always been a sucker for a good horror anthology film. From Creepshow to Tales from the Darkside: The Movie to 2009’s Trick ‘R Treat, there’s just something awesome about getting multiple tales for the price of one and even a cool wrap-around story if you’re lucky.

Well, here we are in Women in Horror Month and there’s a new four-story horror anthology film directed by four different kick-ass women called XX available for your viewing pleasure.

No stranger to the world of horror, Jovanka Vuckovic’s take on Jack Ketchum’s The Box is up first. If you’ve never read the story, it’s more of a sad tale than a horror tale but is still frightening none the less. A seemingly happy family is riding the train when their son notices another rider carrying a small box. He asks to see what’s inside the box and the stranger abides and from that night on the boy refuses to eat. This story is the perfect opening to the anthology as it sets quite a grim tone for the rest of the movie. Well-acted and directed, a great piece. read more

All-Female Horror Anthology ‘XX’ Coming, St. Vincent Joining Directors

 

Singer-songwriter St. Vincent (Annie Clark) is joining the director line up for the upcoming female-led horror anthology film ‘XX.’  She joins directors Karyn Kusama (The Invitation), Jennifer Lynch (Surveillance) and Jovanka Vuckovic for the Magnet Releasing genre picture.   The segment that Clark will direct was cor written and produced by horror vet Roxanne Benjamin (V/H/S films).

Clark said, “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to explore the genre-film medium.” read more