MaXXXine @ Seattle-Area Movie Theaters

Bloody summer fun 🔪🩸

📸: MaXXXine

📆 Screens at cinemas around Seattle starting Wednesday, July 3rd
📍 Venues include:
SIFF Cinema Uptown: 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle
Regal Meridian: 1501 7th Ave, Seattle
Regal Thornton Place: 301 NE 103rd St, Seattle
AMC Pacific Place 11: 600 Pine St Ste 400, Seattle
Cinemark Lincoln Square: 700 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue
+ More

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Sometimes, making a movie goes so well that you just want to keep that high going. And it’s even better when that pays off in spades, acclaim, cult adoration, and a new franchise. That’s the story behind MaXXXine, the latest from indie filmmaker Ti West and the third in the X slasher series. 

Some background: Faced with COVID filmmaking precautions, West (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers) devised X (2022), a nasty little exploitation-referencing horror movie about a tiny crew of late-’70s porn peddlers who rent out a rural Texan farm guesthouse to shoot their latest skin flick, only to fall violent victim to Pearl, an elderly woman who once had dreams of stardom. While building the character of Pearl, West and actress Mia Goth (Infinity Pool) invented enough material to shoot an entire prequel, shot on much of the same sets, directly after X wrapped. That movie, Pearl, took a Douglas Sirk universe and flipped it on its head as we learned what turned our innocent farmgirl into a killer

And now comes MaXXXine. Though Pearl met her eventual fate at the end of X, adult film actress Maxine (also played by Goth) was that film’s lone survivor. Six years later, she is now in Hollywood in pursuit of graduating from porn to mainstream cinema. Unfortunately, the Night Stalker is loose in the City of Angels. But Maxine has survived massacres before. 

And if it’s anything like the one-two punch of X and Pearl just a couple years ago, we’re in for a bloody good summer treat

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Marcus Gorman

Marcus Gorman is a Seattle-based playwright and film programmer. He once raised money for a synagogue by marathoning 15 Adam Sandler movies in one weekend. You can find him on Instagram and Twitter @marcus_gorman.