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'Bonkers' horror film with near-perfect Rotten Tomatoes score has a prequel that's finally coming to the UK

Tom Wood

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'Bonkers' horror film with near-perfect Rotten Tomatoes score has a prequel that's finally coming to the UK

An absolutely nuts horror film with a seriously good score on Rotten Tomatoes has a prequel that is headed over to the UK, having just received a release date. You can check out the trailer for it below:

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It’s called Pearl and you might have heard of the film that preceded it, which was called X.

X was a slasher flick that owed a lot of its success to the fact it was modelled on the horror films of the 1970s.

It documented the story of a group of filmmakers who were trying to film an adult movie on a ranch in Texas.

Obviously, things don’t go quite as planned with that project.

The hosts at the ranch – an elderly couple – discovered what they were up to, before things got quite gory indeed.

This new film Pearl is set a few decades earlier than the original back in 1912, and follows the story of one of the owners of the ranch, and it turns out she’s lived on the rural homestead her whole life.

Once again, we can expect things to go completely awry and – if the trailer is anything to go by – turn quite bizarre.

Mia Goth - who starred in X - plays the title role. Credit: A24
Mia Goth - who starred in X - plays the title role. Credit: A24

Pearl – the titular character – dreams of heading out west to Hollywood, but is held back by her overbearing mother.

That leads to a whole load of problems for people who become involved with Pearl and her dream.

The title role is taken by Mia Goth, who plays an adult film star in the original film, and her performance has been receiving rave reviews.

So far, the film has grossed $9.4m on a budget of just a million dollars, making it a real word-of-mouth smash hit.

Loads of people have been online bigging it up, sharing clips and memes of the movie, meaning that loads of UK viewers have built up quite the appetite to see the flick.

However, there has now been a release date sorted and posters advertising it have started popping up.

But there’ll no doubt be disappointment for those clamouring to see the movie as that release date isn’t until March 17 next year.

That’s a full six months after the theatrical release in the USA, and five months after the film became available on video-on-demand in other territories.

UK film fans will have to wait until next March to see Pearl. Credit: A24
UK film fans will have to wait until next March to see Pearl. Credit: A24

One film buff tweeted: “Excuse me?”

Another said: “Too damn late.”

A third commented: “Wow, this reminds me of the 90s when America got every movie months in advance and early internet forums were just full of spoilers.”

Anyway, the better news is that there is a third film, which takes place after the events of X.

It’s called MaXXXine and it’ll be out hot on the heels of the UK release date of Pearl.

Again, that release date is March 17 – St Patrick’s Day – in 2023.

Featured Image Credit: A24

Topics: TV and Film, US News, UK News

Tom Wood
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