Ti West’s X

Dying to show you a good time.

In 2022, filmmaker Ti West surprised everyone from serious cinephiles (including Martin Scorsese) and hardcore horror lovers with his fresh and inventive take on the slasher genre with the breakout hit X. Then six months later, West (and muse Mia Goth, in a career-defining performance) then surprised everyone, everywhere, all at once by gifting us with the release of PEARL, the surprise prequel to X.

Yes, of course we’re going to double bill these two on Monday, November 7!

Set in 1979, X follows a group of young filmmakers who set out to make an adult film in rural Texas. Things get complicated and dangerous when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, which leaves the cast fighting for their lives. With Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Martin Henderson, Brittany Snow, Owen Campbell, Stephen Ure, and Scott Mescudi.

“A fresh spin on the classic slasher formula, X marks the spot where Ti West gets resoundingly back to his horror roots.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“This is really great, a throwback to those grindhouse films of the 1970s.” (Filmweek / NPR)

“Bloody. Brutal. Grungier than a big-city back alley and more guts-strewn than a slaughterhouse. This is how you like your slasher-flick horror, and trust us when we say Ti West has your back.” (Rolling Stone)

“The rare recent horror movie that remembers the genre is at its best when its fun, depraved and undercover smart.” (NOW Toronto)

“This is an homage but also a strikingly original and cheerfully grotesque work, filled with dark humor, relatively complex subtext and gung-ho, all-in performances from the talented ensemble cast.” (Chicago Sun-Times)


See one, or see them both for one sweet double bill price HERE!

Monday, November 7
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Single Film Tickets HERE

8:45 pm *As this is screening as part of a double bill, the start time is approximate.
Single Film Tickets HERE

Double Bill Tickets HERE

*Minors permitted. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service. Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*If you are looking to redeem your tickets to either a canceled Rio Theatre screening or a Rio Theatre gift certificate, please email <[email protected]> with info including your name, canceled receipt number, gift certificate info, what you are wanting to see and when, and we can make the switch for you in advance. Alternately, you can bring this information with you to the venue, and we will do our best to help you at the box office.

X (Ti West, 2022 / 106 mins / 18 A) In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast find themselves fighting for their lives.

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