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Rants and Raves: ‘Dead Hooker In A Trunk’ Date Night

Live Tweet With The Twisted Twins

Above: The Twisted Twins themselves, Jen and Sylvia Soska. You'll be hearing more from these ladies soon.

What better way to prepare for February's Women in Horror Recognition Month than by celebrating the U.S. DVD release of "Dead Hooker in a Trunk" with some live Tweeting with the Twisted Twins, Jen and Sylvia Soska.

If you missed seeing "Dead Hooker in a Trunk" when it played at the first Horrible Imaginings Film Festival here in San Diego in 2010, then here's your chance to catch up with the kick-ass, DIY flick from the incredible Soska Twins. The film provides a wild ride of mayhem and violence. Read my review of the film and my interview with the twins. The Canadian sisters boast a raw and fresh talent that spills off the screen along with the gallons of blood that flow in their film. So I urge you to pick up a copy of "Dead Hooker in a Trunk" on DVD and cue it up at 8pm Pacific Time and start Tweeting with @twisted_twins for something of a live filmmakers' commentary track. And trust me -- those ladies are effing entertaining.

Here's their NSFW pitch for their Date Night with the Twisted Twins.

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Dead Hooker in a Trunk Date Night

Above: The Twisted Twin Have a Proposition for You

The Soskas smash female stereotypes both behind and in front of the camera. By making the film completely on their own they did not have to kowtow to any studios or producers suggesting that their characters cry on camera to get sympathy or to have boyfriends that come and rescue them. Making a truly independent film of course means not having a lot of money but any shortcomings that arise from a lack of funds are more than made up for by innovation, creativity, and an inspired sense of genre-bending fun.

Plus what's so exciting about the Soskas is that after making a grindhouse homage they are now working on a new film, "American Mary," that looks to be taking them in a very different direction stylistically. They are maintaining their independence too in order to tell the story they want. But sometimes that means going without a mean or not being able to pay a phone bill. If you follow the Twins on FaceBook or Twitter you not only find out about the progress on their film but also what bills have gone unpaid for the month. These ladies impress me not only with their talent but also with their dedication to and passion for their art. But more on "American Mary" later when I can reveal what the highly under wraps production is really about. Happily, though, the Soskas are staying within the horror genre where I expect them to leave quite a mark.

So I hope you will support my favorite ladies of horror by buying their DVD and then going out on a "date" with the truly Twisted Twins.

Comments

Avatar for user 'Peking_Duck_SD'

Peking_Duck_SD | February 2, 2012 at 4:42 p.m. ― 2 years, 7 months ago

Women in horror recognition month?!?! THAT is not right, is there a white heterosexual men who count their money while smoking a cigar in cinema month to balance it out?

Just kidding, go to the SD Black Film Festival comments section and read some of the outlandish opinions for reference.

I'm going to pick up this movie. You sold me with the title alone!! :)

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Avatar for user 'Beth Accomando'

Beth Accomando, KPBS Staff | February 5, 2012 at 8:33 p.m. ― 2 years, 6 months ago

This is a film that actually lives up to the expectations of the title. Those ladies are talented!

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