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A24’s trailer and poster reveal the origin of “PEARL” in Ti West’s “X” prequel

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Mia Goth returns to show just how her farmbound character first turned murderous.

PEARL, billed as “The X-traordinary origin story,” arrives in theaters September 16 after premiering at the Venice Film Festival. Goth, who scripted with director Ti West, reprises the more dangerous half of her X dual role in the film, which also stars David Corenswet, Tandi Wright, Matthew Sunderland and Emma Jenkins-Purro. The synopsis: “Trapped on her family’s isolated farm, Pearl must tend to her ailing father under the bitter and overbearing watch of her devout mother. Lusting for a glamorous life like she’s seen in the movies, Pearl’s ambitions, temptations, and repressions all collide, in the stunning, Technicolor-inspired origin story of X’s iconic villain.” Goth discusses her Pearl performance in X here.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.