The new horror anthology XX features a quartet of stories from directors Karyn Kusama (The Invitation), Annie Clark (a.k.a. singer-songwriter St. Vincent), former Rue Morgue magazine editor Jovanka Vuckovic, and Roxanne Benjamin (South Bound). The latter serves up a bite-sized terror tale called Don’t Fall, which stars Angela Trimbur (so great in The Final Girls) and Breeda Wool and concerns a camping trip which goes horribly awry when a group of friends attract the attention of desert-dwelling something-or-other.
“The idea for Don’t Fall came to me at a time when I’d been thinking a lot about the conventions of the classic around-the-campfire tales we all heard as kids, and more often that not fell for,” says Benjamin, who previously directed a segment of last year’s Southbound. “The short story format is perfect for playing around within those tropes, and I wanted to tell a story that harkened back to that feeling — without feeling like a ‘throwback’ — seen through the eyes of a character who falls for everything.”
Watch the XX trailer below and a clip from Don’t Fall, above.
XX is released in theaters, on VOD, and via digital platforms on Friday.