St. Vincent to Write and Direct Part of a Feminist Horror Anthology Film


St. Vincent’s tight and often jauntily cynical pop is wont to escalate into raucous, discordant guitar riffs. You wouldn’t say there’s anything truly horrific about her music, per se, but it certainly betrays its mellifluousness with always-underlying unease. Where I’m going with this is it’s now time to imagine how St. Vincent aka Annie Clark might channel (or, who knows, not channel) that distinctive style into film, and particularly horror film.

According to Entertainment Weekly — and St. Vincent’s own Twitter account — she’s in charge of one chapter of the upcoming horror anthology, XX, in which all of the segments of the film are directed by and star women. Clark released a vague statement of excitement typical of statements by people who have to release statements of excitement:

I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to explore the genre-film medium.

But she also posted on Instagram:

According to IMDB, the other directors contributing to the film include Mary Harron (director of American Psycho), Karyn Kusama (The Invitation), Jennifer Chambers Lynch (who’s directed various TV series, including The Walking Dead, as well as the film Boxing Helena), Jovanka Vuckovic (The Captured Bird) and Sofia Carrillo (La Casa Triste).

Check out Flavorwire’s list of 50 horror films directed by women.