the trailer for st. vincent’s horror film is here

We finally have our first look at the musician's directorial debut, and it’s as creepy and beguiling as you’d expect.

by Wendy Syfret
12 January 2017, 1:13pm

After months of waiting, we finally have our first real glimpse at St Vincent's directorial debut. The musician, also know as Annie Clark, is one of four female directors who came together for the anthology, XX. The film's press release explains the project involves "four dark tales written and directed by fiercely talented women."

Her offering, The Birthday Party, stars New Zealander and Heavenly Creatures actress Melanie Lynskey. While little can be gleaned by this short tease, the unsettling use of candy colors and a panda costume suggests her part will be a mix of sweet and very sour. The segment was co-written with Roxanne Benjamin, who also directed her own quarter, Don't Fall. Karyn Kusama and Jovanka Vuckovic round out the line up with Her Only Living Son and The Box.

XX will premier at Sundance this month, and be available on iTunes on February 17. It won't be St Vincent's only appearance at the January festival. She also provided the score for Kristen Stewart's directorial debut, the short film Come Swim.


Text Wendy Syfret

Annie Clark
St. Vincent