All Female Helmed Horror Anthology XX Opens at The Music Box on 2.17.17

XX is a new all-female helmed horror anthology featuring four dark tales written and directed by fiercely talented women: Annie Clark (St. Vincent) rocks her directorial debut with THE BIRTHDAY PARTY; Karyn Kusama (THE INVITATION, GIRLFIGHT) exorcises HER ONLY LIVING SON; Roxanne Benjamin (SOUTHBOUND) screams DON'T FALL; and Jovanka Vuckovic (THE CAPTURED BIRD) dares to open THE BOX.  Award-winning animator Sofia Carrillo (LA CASA TRISTE) wraps together four suspenseful stories of terror featuring a cast including Natalie Brown, Melanie Lynskey, Breeda Wool and Christina Kirk. 

Based on a story written by Jack Ketchum
Written for the screen and Directed by Jovanka Vucokic

After peering into a shiny red gift box on a commuter train, seven-year-old Danny Jacobs inexplicably stops eating.  When his father and sister also begin to waste away, Danny's mother Susan struggles to make the connection between herself, her dying family and the mysterious box before it's too late.  

Written by Roxanne Benjamin & Annie Clark
Directed by Annie Clark

A harried housewife tries to keep her daughter and the nosy neighbors from discovering a dark secret this morning of her daughter's eighth birthday party. 

Written and Directed by Roxanne Benjamin

A group of adventurous friends get into trouble when they venture off the beaten path and trespass on someone - or something - else's land on a camping trip. 

Written and Directed by Karyn Kusama

18 years after narrowly escaping Manhattan, a narcissistic actor husband and a cult with designs on her unborn child, "Cora" finds herself face to face with a son who can no longer deny his monstrous heritage. 

For the last two decades, the Music Box Theatre has been the premiere venue in Chicago for independent and foreign films.  It currently has the largest theater space operated full time in the city.  The Music Box Theatre is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation.  SMBC, through its Music Box Films division, also distributes foreign and independent films in the theatrical, DVD and television markets throughout the United States. 

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