Synopsis: XX is a new horror anthology with a gender twist - all segments will be helmed by female directors and will star female leads. The directors have been given free creative rein within budget and time constraints, but all of the segments themselves will involve the horror genre.
Genre: Horror
Production: XYZ Films
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
80 min


It's not easy

spending a day in the city

with two kids

around Christmastime,

even if you have taken them to

a matinee and outdoor skating.

I'd had to fight with them,

with Danny in particular,

to get them aboard the 3:55

back to the suburbs

in time for dinner.

Presents were still in his mind.

What's in the box?


Leave the man alone.


- Can I see?

- Danny.

Stop being so nosy.

It's okay. No problem.

Gotta go. My stop's next.

Brookfield next.


Come on, Danny.

What'd he have?


The man, dummy,

the one with the box.

What was in the box?

The one on the subway.

Oh. Nothin'.


You seriously mean it was empty?

- There was nothing in there?

- Hey, guys.

Chow's on.


What's the matter, squirt?

Not hungry?

Not really.

You, not hungry?

You're always hungry.

Did you get them

something to eat

when you were out?

Just hot chocolate.

With marshmallows and licorice.


Can I go play?


But I want those teeth brushed.

- Yeah, dad.

- All right.


They're coming to get you,


- Want some, Danny?

- Stop it.

- No? Wow.

- You're ignorant.

More for us.

Stop it.

You're acting like a child!

They're coming for you.

- Oh, my god. Look.

- Oh, look.

Here comes one of them now.

- Raah!

- He'll hear you.


No running.

No, thanks, mom.


Yeah, mom?

Don't forget your lunch.


What's going on?

- You're not hungry again?

- Nope.

It was pizza day at school.

No, I skipped it.

I find that hard to believe.

Come on. Eat your ribs.

No, thank you. I'm not hungry.

He came home

with his lunch untouched again,

you know.


He was probably

sneaking junk food

in the cafeteria or something.

I think we should make

an appointment with Dr. Weller.

Maybe he's coming down

with something.

I'm sure it's just

some stunt he's pulling

to get out of going to school.

I wouldn't worry about it.

Well, I am starting

to get worried.

Look, he doesn't have a fever.

And even if he has the flu,

there's nothing Dr. Weller

can do for him anyway.

I guess so.

Listen, buddy,

you gotta eat something.

Danny, why didn't you eat

the lunch I made you today?

I didn't feel like it.

Try some garlic bread.

It's really good.

You love spaghetti.

No, thanks.

It... it's been three days,


Are you feeling okay?

Oh, my god.

It better not be the chickenpox.

Amanda Dewsbury

had the chickenpox,

and she didn't show up

for school

for, like, an entire week.

She was covered in, like,

these disgusting,

oozing sores...

I feel fine,

just not hungry.


Come on, Danny.

We made your favorite, pizza.

Come on now.

Not hungry.

Smells good.

You're not getting up

from this table

until you eat that pizza.

Do you understand me?

Do you understand me?!

Please, Danny,

just take one bite.

No, thank you.

This has gone on

long enough. Danny!

God damn it, will you just eat?!

I'm not hungry.


Then just go to bed.

Dr. Manson, circuit three.

Any, uh, dizziness,

vomiting, diarrhea?

No, nothing.

Fever, listlessness?

No. He seems fine.

And you say

he hasn't eaten in five days?

Absolutely nothing.

Can I have a moment

with him, please?

Um, yeah, sure.

- Sure.

- Thanks.



Is there anything

you want to tell me?

You sure? I mean...

I'm here to listen.

I wanna help.

Everything's fine.

I'm just not hungry, is all.

You gotta eat, Danny.


Well, um...

There's people starving

all over the world.

I mean, if you don't eat...

Eventually you'll die.

It's that simple.


Why didn't you

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Jack Ketchum

Dallas William Mayr (November 10, 1946 – January 24, 2018), better known by his pen name Jack Ketchum, was an American horror fiction author. He was the recipient of four Bram Stoker Awards and three further nominations. His novels included Off Season, Red, and The Woman, which were adapted to film. In 2011, Ketchum received the World Horror Convention Grand Master Award for outstanding contribution to the horror genre. more…

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