Modern Horror Movie Talk episode digs into the X prequel Pearl

Modern Horror Movie Talk host Tyler Nichols is joined by special guests Lance Vlcek and Mike Conway to discuss the X prequel Pearl

A new video series called Modern Horror Movie Talk recently made its premiere on the Arrow in the Head Show YouTube channel, and with each episode of this show we’ll be joining host Tyler Nichols as he covers all new horror releases, the latest horror movie news, and new horror trailers. Films discussed in previous episodes of Modern Horror Movie Talk include Cocaine Bear, Eli Roth’s ThanksgivingThe Pope’s Exorcist (a couple times!), the newly released entry in the Children of the Corn franchise, The BlackeningScream VI65Infinity Pool, Terrifier 2Knock at the CabinRenfieldEvil Dead Rise, Gerald’s Game, Apostle, and It Follows. Now, for the twelfth episode, Tyler is joined by special guests Lance Vlcek and Mike Conway to discuss director Ti West’s (watch it at THIS LINK) prequel Pearl (watch that one HERE). To find out what they had to say about it, check out the video embedded above!

was set in 1979. Pearl turns the clock back to 1918 to tell the following story: 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.

X‘s Mia Goth reprises the role of Pearl and is joined in the cast by David Corenswet (The Politician), Matthew Sunderland (The Nightingale), Tandi Wright (Alibi), and Emma Jenkins-Purro (The Brokenwood Mysteries).

Pearl was produced by A24, Jacob Jaffke, Harrison Kreiss and Kevin Turen, with Goth, Dennis Cummings, Sam Levinson, Ashley Levinson, Karina Manashil, Scott Mescudi, and Peter Phok serving as executive producers. 

Goth also played the final girl Maxine in X, and is reprising that role in the sequel MaXXXine, which is set in the ’80s.

What did you think of this episode of Modern Horror Movie Talk? Are you a fan of X and/or Pearl? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

A couple of the previous episodes of Modern Horror Movie Talk can be seen below. To see more cool content, head over to the Arrow in the Head Show YouTube channel… and subscribe to the channel while you’re there!

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