X is a 2022 slasher film written, directed, produced and edited by Ti West.
It stars Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Martin Henderson, Brittany Snow, Owen Campbell, Stephen Ure and Scott Mescudi.
The film’s plot follows a cast and crew who gather to make a pornographic film on an elderly couple’s rural Texas property, but find themselves threatened by a killer.
X was filmed in New Zealand, with production primarily in Fordell. Its score was composed by Tyler Bates and Chelsea Wolfe.
The film had its world premiere at South by Southwest (SXSW) on March 13, 2022, and was theatrically released in the United States on March 18, 2022, by A24. It received generally positive reviews, with critics praising its homages to 20th-century slasher films—particularly 1974’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre—and the performances of Goth, Snow and Ortega.
A prequel film, Pearl, secretly shot back-to-back with X, will be released on September 16, 2022. A sequel is in development.