In the latest episode of Rewind of the Living Dead, we review the new film ‘Pearl,’ which serves as a prequel to the A24 hit slasher film ‘X’ but does this movie help or hurt the original?
During the production of his hit slasher film “X,” director Ti West began developing a backstory for the character of Pearl as played by actor Mia Goth.
Working together, the director and star began crafting what would ultimately become a script for an entire prequel movie that would center around the murderous woman that haunted the farm where “X” took place.
Unlike that film, which took inspiration from movies like “Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” West felt like he wanted to go in a completely different direction for the prequel while taking inspiration from films such as “The Wizard of Oz” and he later called this project a “demented Disney movie.”
Set in 1918, a young girl dreams of becoming a star while desperately seeking to escape the family farm where she grew up and she’ll do anything or kill anyone to get there…
In the latest episode of Rewind of the Living Dead, we’re going to sharpen our pitchforks and pick up the pig off the front porch as we review the 2022 horror film “Pearl”….
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