The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ Score One for the Ladies with 'XX!'

Honey Buzz ~ Score One for the Ladies with 'XX!'

Veronica Lake in I Married a Witch...
While Hollywood has been slow to acknowledge it, women have been a big part of the horror industry for decades. Whether it's starring in the films, or working behind the camera as writers, directors, and producers, ladies are just as involved in horror as the fellas. And now, thanks to those fabulous folks at Magnet Releasing, a horror anthology is now filming that finally puts women firmly in the spotlight!

Writer/Director/Producer Mary Harron
Titled XX, the anthology film, to be completed in 2015, will feature short films from Mary Harron (American Psycho), Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer's Body), Jovanka Vuckovic (The Captured Bird), and Jennifer Lynch (Suveillance). Each film will also feature a female lead, so while the directors were given free reign in terms of story, the shorts are women-oriented. Also producing along with Magnet is XYZ Films, who are clearly excited about this bold approach to the horror anthology! From XYZ's Todd Brown:

"We believe strongly in fostering the best talents around the world at XYZ. We believe different perspectives are what keep storytelling fresh and exciting and hope that XX can help to encourage more female writers and directors to explore the genre world. And we know the ones we have for this first effort are going to absolutely kick ass."

We will definitely keep you updated on developments in the filming of XX, because we are definitely nerding out over the production of this movie!

Writer/Director/Producer/Actress Jennifer Lynch
Writer/Director/Producer/Visual Effects Artist Jovanka Vuckovic
Writer/Director Karyn Kusama