Monday, December 14, 2009
As we all know, women are an important part of film in all genres and the horror film industry is no exception. Yes, women do get a lot of recognition for the good they do and the legacies they leave behind, but Women In Horror have yet to be recognized in a manner such as this. And we're not just talking about the busty B movie bombshells that get covered in blood and gore while fighting passionately against the forces of darkness. The true legends...
What would Alien films have been without the talented miss Ripley? Who could scare the living crap out of grown men as easily as the possessed Regan in Exorcist? Or what about the brilliant female director, Mary Harron, who put herself on the front lines to take on an enraged group of feminists and bring us American Psycho?
And where does the blood come in? Well, you can't think "horror" without thinking of blood and guts and since we're quite attached to our vital organs, we Twisted Twins got to thinking about how we can give back in a way that honors Women in Horror and has a massive impact on the world. The answer seemed simple. Blood. After all, it's in you to give.
So, this February, we're inviting you to come along with us to bleed for Women in Horror. It's an incredibly good cause and something that many of us find off putting and terrifying. Time to face our fears and help out those who need us. Time to be fearless like the badass bitches we've come to love and idolize.
So, who can give?
You CANNOT donate if...
*You have traveled outside of the Canada and US, some countries are okay, but you must check in advance.
*You have been to the dentist in 2 to 3 days prior to donating.
*You have gotten a tattoo or piercing in 6 months prior.
*You have received an injection or FLU SHOT 2 days prior.
*You MUST feel completely well.
*You must be between 17 and 61 years of age.
*If you drink, you CAN donate.
*If you smoke marijuana, you CAN donate.
*If you are gay, you CAN donate.
For other questions, please don't hesitate to ask! We, ourselves, will be donating as well, of course! If you wish to come with us, let us know! We will be revealing our date of donation as we get closer to the date.
To book your appointment, call 1-888-2-DONATE (366283). Please book in advance by at least a couple of weeks.
And record your donation! We want PHOTOS, MESSAGES, and VIDEOS of you giving blood! PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO THOSE WHO CAN PROVE THAT THEY BLED FOR WOMEN IN HORROR!!
Should you have a FACEBOOK account, you can join the group HERE.
This event IS NOT limited to those in Vancouver. WHEREVER you are, we want you... to bleed for us. Let's paint the planet RED.
Friday, December 11, 2009
On this day, Decemeber 11th, we became incorporated!! We want to take this time to thank everyone for their overwhelming support of us and our work. We had an incredible year and wouldn't be what we are without you, boys and girls.
Highlights of this year include a remastered slicker, quicker, and sexier version of our debut feature, DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK, the launching of our official site and online store, coming in the top three for MTV's Basterdize Tarantino Contest seen televised internationally with TARANTINO'S BASTERDS, getting our hands dirty in the critically acclaimed BLOODSHOTS competition with BAD GIRLS and receiving critical acclaim from Hannah Neurotica of Ax Wound, prettyscary.com, bloodydisgusting.com, and horrornews.net and coming top three in the fan favorite vote, kicking ass with THE HORNET in the 2009 Vancouver Film Race with coming away with top three best film, best acting ensemble, and best special FX.
A special thanks goes out to mister CJ Wallis for doing everything under the sun to help us out. An incredibly talented film maker himself, he's been a wonderful partner, friend, support, sounding board, and accomplice throughout. If you don't know him by now, shame on you.
Thank you to the femme fatale and kindred spirit badass bitch, Hannah Neurotica, of Ax Wound magazine who has become an incredible friend. Look out for the upcoming issue of Ax Wound featuring an in depth interview with the Twisted Twins and bad boy and personal friend, Eli Roth.
Thank you to our beloved folks who have had unfettering faith and belief in us. We don't have words enough to thank them for their endless support.
And, of course, a very special thanks to all our supporters! Thank you, boys and girls! We promise to make next year even bigger and better than ever! Just you wait to see what we have in store for you...
All our bloody best,
Your Friendly Neighborhood Twisted Twins
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Along with other goodies, our token BLOOD SYRINGE PENS are now available in time for the holidays! Nothing says Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukka, or "I'm planning to kill you in your sleep" like one of these bad boys. Perfect for stocking stuffers! Check 'em out and other assorted bits of awesome including DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK t-shirts and posters at our tWIStED tWINS StORE today!
Friday, December 04, 2009
More info on our upcoming projects coming soon!
Stay tuned, boys and girls... something wicked this way comes...
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
There is a new band that we are very very fond of- the very talented Mr. CJ Wallis and the very talented Miss Kayleigh Goldsworthy are Elective. Their first single, The Stitch-Up of Bloody Mary, is fucking rad.
Listen, enjoy. Happy December!
Monday, November 30, 2009
You know what? Mondays suck the big one, but what doesn't suck is new Crystal Skull Vodka. It came from the compelling archeological story of the mysterious 13 Crystal Heads which are believed to be between 5,000 and 35,000 years old.
But enough of that, I know we had you at "Vodka".
Have a gore~gasmic monday, boys and girls, from your friendly neighborhood Twisted Twins!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 02, 2009
A new project? Absolutely. When do we start? In two weeks. It is unique and lovely and we will be giving away more details as we progress along. But here is a first taste for you keeners. Please enjoy!
~Jen and Sylv
3rd Place Fan Favorite for the 2009 Bloodshots Fast Horror Film Competition: BAD GIRLS by Twisted Twins Productions
Guess we got luck in threes. Now onto the next one. 'Fraid it's gotta be kept mostly secret, but trust me, boys and girls, it's going to give you all joy~gasms. I can say it is a joint venture by your favorite sick siblings and award winning film maker and good friend, CJ Wallis of FortyFPS Productions. Stay tuned for more and get the buzz started. Tell your friends something wicked this way comes!
Our lips are sealed... for now.
And thank you again to our fans and supporters for your tremendous support. All we ever wanted was an awesome army! Shucks, isn't that what every little girl dreams of...
Your Friendly Neighborhood Twisted Twins
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Have a gore~geous night, fellow creatures of the night. And please send us photos of you in costume and we'll happily show 'em off.
All our Bloody Best,
Jen and Sylv
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thank you to EVERYONE for their tremendous support of BAD GIRLS. It truly means more to our demented little hearts than you know. Voting online is coming to a close and I humbly ask all of you to help us give one last little voting push. And by "little" I of course mean GI~NORMOUS (it's a word, it's the love child of "enormous" and "gigantic").
And, check out what they're saying about BAD GIRLS...
The CHAINSAW MAFIA
HANNAH NEUROTICA of AX WOUND MAGAZINE
And all project info HERE:
Monday, October 26, 2009
Thank you for the bottom of our twisted little hearts!
~Sylv and Jen
Sunday, October 25, 2009
There will be an online voting process for people to pick their favorite for the Audience Award. Voting will be open from October 26th to 30th. Online audience members can vote by emailing the title of your favorite film (as the subject heading), only one vote per email address, to email@example.com Please, if you like it vote and pass it along for your friends. We're really proud of this one, we can't hardly wait to share it with you!There will be a screening for this year's entries followed by an award ceremony at the Anza Club on Wednesday, October 28th. Doors at 8pm. Come out to see it live!
Talk to you after 7pm!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Being true enthusiasts and endless supporters of anyone with the courage and balls (and you gotta have big brass ones!) to go out and make film independently, twisted twin, Jen Soska, came out to help on a Zombie short film this past weekend supervising the blood and gore effects. Despite the challenges that the crew professionally tackled without missing a beat, the project was a huge success. A special thanks to executive producer Matt Pegues and director Dylan Parke Horne Thompson for the irresistible invitation. And thank you to the amazing cast and crew for a gore~geous day on set. To see all the photos from set, look here!!
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Something wicked this way comes...
Prepare for an upcoming short film from your favorite Twisted Twosome. A long time tradition in Vancouver at this very special time of year is BLOOD SHOTS. And, you may ask, is this "Blood Shots"? Happy you asked...
At 7:00pm on Friday October 23, registered participants are given envelopes containing a horror subgenre (in past years this has included haunted house, giallo, backwoods horror, necrophilia film and more!), a weapon, a prop and a line of dialogue. They then have 48 hours to return their finished 2-7 minute film on DVD!
Every year, there is a BLOODSHOTS screening hosted by The Celluloid Social Club, where the films are voted on by both the audience, and an in-person jury. This year's local jury consists of past Bloodshots winner Scott Belyea (TEN MINUTES BEFORE SHOWTIME), filmmaker Matt O'Mahoney (ELECTRIC FENCE) and genre cinema bad-boy Uwe Boll (STOIC, POSTAL)!
In-person jury prizes (from Rue Morgue, Maple Pictures, Happy Bats, Mondo Macabro DVD, Videomatica, The Rio Theatre and more) will be awarded on site immediately following the screenings and a short period of deliberation by the jury. Ballots will be handed out to the audience and collected after the screening. The results of these ballots will be combined with the online voting results to give us the overall Audience Winner.
These results will be posted online at www.myspace.com/bloodshotscanada on Monday Nov. 2. The jury winner and the overall audience winner are the two finalists that go on to the final round, being sent to the Grand Prize Juror for their shot at winning $1000!
This year's Grand Prize Juror is DAN O'BANNON (writer of ALIEN and TOTAL RECALL, writer/director of punk-horror classic RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD). We will be sending the top jury-winning film and the audience-winning film to Dan, he will NOT be at the screening in person.
SHOOTING: Friday October 23 - 7:00pm - Sunday October 25 - 7:00pm
SCREENING: Wednesday October 28 - 8:00pm at the Anza Club (3 W. 8th, Vancouver)
The 2009 Local Jury at the screening consists of past Bloodshots winner Scott Belyea (TEN MINUTES BEFORE SHOWTIME), director Matt O'Mahoney (ELECTRIC FENCE) and genre cinema bad-boy Uwe Boll (STOIC, POSTAL)!
So, what shall our entry be? Well, that's a secret and something we won't know 100% until we get our criteria on the 23rd. But you can expect, as always, nothing but the bloody best!!
For official information, check out their site HERE: http://www.myspace.com/bloodshotscanada
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
A beautiful day for Dead Hooker enthusiasts everywhere! The film has been added to IMDB with a full cast and crew list (more names are appearing everyday). We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for supporting the film so and if you've got a chance, head on over to IMDB and rate the film! Ten stars, of course *ahem*...
Friday, September 11, 2009
We were recently interviewed by Necromagickal of The Chainsaw Mafia. What is the Chainsaw Mafia? In their own, rad words--
"The Chainsaw Mafia was created and executed by women,
and we strongly believe that more women should jump into the
gigantic bucket of blood and guts.
We report on all sub genres of horror.
Men write for this site. Women write for this site.
If something offends you, please tell us about it,
so we may thoroughly report on the subject."
We had a really fun time doing this interview, Necromagickal is an intelligent and witty journalist and we would like to introduce you to his work starting with his interview of the Twisted Twins.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
So, if you don't know, you SHOULD know that AX WOUND MAGAZINE is the definitive voice for women in horror. It's brilliant, clever, hilarious, thoughtful, and beautifully put together by femme fatale Hannah Neurotica. Her articles are incredible, unbelievably entertaining and informative. But don't just take our word for it...
That's right. If you're not subscribing to Ax Wound and frequently checking the site, shame on you. As we said, the wicked awesomeness of Ax Wound should be well known to you by now. But we come to you today baring a new gift. Miss Hannah Neurotica now has a new site that you simply MUST check out...or we'll come to your house and kill you. And film it.
This is our gift to you. A link to her NEW SITE, http://hannahneurotica.com/.
Including, but certainly not limited to...
* AX WOUND/AX WOUND RADIO!!
* CONTACT MISS BADASS HERSELF!!
* PUBLISHED SHIT!!
* Spoken Word/Video Art/Mixed Media!!
* ZINECORE RADIO!!
* And much, MUCH MORE!!!
Why are you still here? Go check it out!!
All our bloody best,
Your Twisted Twins
Sunday, September 06, 2009
In Vancouver (BC, Canada) there is a place called Playland which consists of rides, carnival treats, and games to win prizes at. It coincides with the PNE which is a lovely fair full of even more food, peddlers, lifestock, and shows.
Yesterday, we took a day off to play, ride, eat, win (two Hello Kitty knock offs, a cow, and a horsie), and see Chris Isaak -- he is rad. He had this to say.
What is it like when the Twisted Twins venture into the world? Well, here's some dude checking Sylv out unaware that Jen is filming (it's sideways). Enjoy!
Have a fun Labor Day Weekend, everybody!!!
Friday, September 04, 2009
Our OFFICIAL DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK MYSPACE PAGE has received a much needed make over. It now sports new BLOGS, slide shows, pics, and more. If you're not a fan/friend yet, then what are you waiting for? Don't be a stranger now.
Monday, August 24, 2009
The Twisted Twins, Jen and Sylvia Soska, along with CJ Wallis, of FortyFPS Productions, were invited onto Shameless, hosted by Jonathon Brown, on CiTR 101.9fm yesterday for a live two hour interview. We talked about projects- DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK, TARANTINO'S BASTERDS, THE HORNET, and AMERICAN MARY. the MTV Tarantino Contest, Eli Roth, Ax Wound, and a million other things (many random).
But I digress, much like in the interview. A very lovely candid interview that can be heard here.
See the official site for the talented Jonathon Brown and full interview (with musical selections) here.
~Jen and Sylv
Thursday, August 20, 2009
BEST VISUAL FX~!!
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE~!!
3RD RUNNER UP~!!
A very special thanks to our amazing director/editor/camera man CJ Wallis for the incredible short film and to mister Jeffrey Zablotny for his gorgeous visual FX.
And thank you to the Hornet and Combat Cat for keeping our streets sort of safer...
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The Scotiabank Theatre in downtown Vancouver had a special secret advance screening of "Inglourious Basterds" with special guest, director and Bear Jew, Eli Roth. The event was put on by CFOX and ROCK 101 and we'd like to give Mike Cohen a special thanks for enabling us to be present at this momentous event.
The film is everything you've heard and more. Certainly a masterpiece. The characters were amazingly developed and engaging and the story was incredible. The violent scenes were brilliantly executed. Though obviously playing out in a morbid time, it was filled with trade mark Tarantino humor and unexpected laughs. I'd say, "go see it" but unless you live in a cave, I'm sure you will.
And mister Eli Roth was unbelievable. Bloody smart, funny, and cooler than you could ever imagine. He was kind enough to meet with us after the screening and talk about projects, present and future.
Many more good things to come.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Last Friday we made our very first newspaper print on page A2 of the Province. We even beat the Cheeky Ground Squirrel (who appeared after us on page A3). Yes, our short parody for the MTV Tarantino Basterdization Contest got our work aired on international television. We made the Top Three and, thanks to all the support from our fans and supporters, we are getting some publicity.
Today we sit down with Glen Schaefer, of the Province, for a more in depth chat. More to come!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
It's like they say, first the worst, second the best, third the nerd... and I'll take that.
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
created in 48 hours for the mtv 'inglorious basterds' contest which has filmmakers parody any scene from a tarantino film and the winner is judged by the director himself.
winners receive endless amounts of free things (hd tvs, cash etc) and, primarily, two tickets to toronto to see the exclusive canadian premiere screening of the film.
written & directed by: jen & sylvia soska
camera, editing & mix by: cj wallis
jen soska, sylvia soska & cj wallis
ryan cyr, alex coulombe, shane leydon, philip prajoux,
~J & S
Thursday, July 30, 2009
We'd certainly have to agree.
When recently contacted by Necromagickal, TCM staff writer and chainsaw swinger, we couldn't be more happy to send off a screener and jump at the chance for an interview.
Look for the interview and film review this summer!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
The short follows two sisters reunited for the first time since being put up for adoption in their early lives. The criteria we were given is the theme of "temporary" and the action of "signing something".
View "the Hornet".
~J & S
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
SCREENING of COMPLETED VANCOUVER FILM RACE FILMS WED JULY 22 at FIFTH AVE CINEMAS
Come see our completed Film Race short tonight! Details are:
SCREENING: 7 pm & 9:30 pm Wed July 22nd at Fifth Avenue Cinemas, 2110 Burrard St, $9 cash at door, hosted by Brendan Beiser.
NOTE: Each screening will have different films. $9 gets you into both.
After Party at the Regal Beagle (left side as you enter)
2281 West Broadway, 9pm until late.
Audience Choice Winner announced at Party.
The Film Racing Tour returned to Vancouver and challenged local filmmakers to create an original short film (4 minutes max) in just 24 hours from 10 pm Friday, July 17th to 10 pm Saturday, July 18th. 41 Teams competed.
All of the completed films will premiere for the public at Fifth Avenue Cinemas on Wed July 22nd and the best films will advance into a nationwide competition for over $40,000 in cash and prizes. To learn more, visit http://www.filmracing.com/Cities/Vancouver.htm
Vancouver’s Celebrity Judge: William B. Davis (The Smoking Man – The X-Files)
Locally produced in Vancouver by the Celluloid Social Club www.celluloidsocialclub.com
Film Racing Tour
Celluloid Social Club
Vancouver Film School
Starpost Digital Inc.
ProVision Video Sales & Rentals
Cutting Edge Films
The Regal Beagle Bar&Grill
SONY Creative Software
Business Now Services
MW Design Group
Writers Boot Camp
William F White International
MVCC Video Communications
Focal Point Communications
EIS, Event Image Specialists
More to follow!