Monday, January 30, 2012

Dead Hooker Date Night with the Twisted Twins

Tomorrow - January 31st, 2012 - marks the IFC Midnight release of DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK. Speaking of hookers, let's move onto propositioning. We have a very special proposition for you, boys and girls, and we truly hope that you say yes.

Hot date night. Twitter chatter - twisted_twins. And a whole lot of DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK celebrating! Thank you for making the last four years amazing, our dearest friends. Here's to another year filled with fun, dark, insanity.

~Jen and Sylv

Only ONE More Day Until the Release of DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK

Holy shit balls, Batman!!

After FOUR bloody years, from when we first started out to right bloody now, we've been journeying towards this day ever since we walked out of the theater, having seen GRINDHOUSE likely for the dozenth time, and uttered the words that would become our destiny, DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK.

It's an amazing feeling, to have come so far. To have had so many people stand behind this little film and ourselves. I truly cannot thank every single person who sought the film out and told a friend about it. Now, as it'll be released and available worldwide tomorrow, it'll be much easier to hunt down.

In the vein of this joyous account, please enjoy.

"I've never seen so many dead hookers!" ~ Norm MacDonald

J & S

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Only TWO More Days Until the Release of DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK

In a mere two days, the world will forever be changed. At long last, you, yes you, can have a DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK of your very own. I love, hold, cherish, heck, it'll be YOUR Dead Hooker, do whatever the hell you please with it.

We cannot WAIT!! This Tuesday, January 31st, the film will be released worldwide. Pre-orders available right this second.

And in celebration of this momentous occasion? A little early inspiration from the man who brought us EL MARIACHI and inspired us to make DEAD HOOKER in the first place.

We love you, Robert. Thank you for inspiring countless filmmakers to be brave like you, get off their asses, and make a movie. Our Dead Hooker is YOUR Dead Hooker.

Blood Spattered Embraces,
J & S

Saturday, January 28, 2012

UK Horror Channel Exclusive Interview with the Twisted Twins

We don't say it enough.

The UK fucking rocks.

DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK may be getting its worldwide release this Tuesday, January 31st, but that's old news if you live in the UK. Why is that? Oh, just cuz the UK had DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK since May 23rd 2011. That's right. The UK has been damn good to us. In addition to being the very first place to release the film, they were also the first ones to screen her at a festival, AND they gave her her television premiere. Not only that, but they didn't just play DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK once. Nope, they played her a whole thwack load and we have the utterly delicious UK Horror Channel to thank for that.

Truly, I may have to marry a Brit JUST to show my gratitude.

We're damn busy, but before we went into total and utter lock down editing our newest beast, AMERICAN MARY, we had the privilege of getting to chat with our very favorite station. For those of you NOT in the know, the UK Horror Channel is SKY 319, VIRGIN 149, FREESAT 138. Do tune in, won't you?

James Whittington, an absolutely wonderful gent and brilliant writer and all round stand up guy, caught up with us in an exclusive TWO PART INTERVIEW.




We chatted about AMERICAN MARY. Yes, if we could say it, we did. We chatted about Eli Roth, how things have changed for us since the UK Horror Channel premiered DHIAT, our love for our UK fans, what's coming up next for us, our retirement from acting, and much more. Please enjoy.

And thank you so much to James for taking the time to chat with us!

Fatally Yours,

Only THREE More Days Until the Release of DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK

In celebration...

Got DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK? This Tuesday (January 31st), go get your very own. DHIAT is released WORLDWIDE through IFC Midnight!

J & S

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

2012 WiH Massive Blood Drive Sneak Peek (2)

Tristan, and Jen, and Randy, and Cliff?

Oh, my...

WiH Massive Blood Drive PSA... coming soon.

2012 WiH Massive Blood Drive Sneak Peek

Sylvia Soska and Paul Anthony.

Coming soon...

Did you know every 3 seconds in the US alone someone needs blood? This Women In Horror recognition month (February) please give blood.

The Twisted Twins Shock Till You Drop Interview

"The Soska sisters have the attention of the horror going community – one that is often accused of being sexist as hell. When you get the chance, grab yourself some Dead Hooker and then ask yourself this - could the Soskas be the long overdue shot of adrenaline to the heart female-driven horror cinema needs?" ~ Aaron Williams, ShockTillYouDrop

We've been horror fans before we even knew what that meant. Sneaking into the horror sections of our local video stores (now a truly lost art form that sadly future generations won't be able to experience), playing with tarantulas, reading Stephen King novels, we just took for granted that these were pleasures everyone partook of. Imagine our shock when we learned the thrill of chills was an acquired taste. I mean, who doesn't love being scared? Surprisingly, some. But for the rest of us there's the horror community. And we're damn proud to be a part of it.

The horror community is made up of the greatest people anywhere. Horror fans have embraced our debut feature, DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK, and without them we wouldn't be able to make films and certainly wouldn't be working on our second feature, AMERICAN MARY. Now, DHIAT is set to be at long last released worldwide thanks to IFC Midnight January 31st. What started as a faux trailer GRINDHOUSE style became an underground sensation and has now traveled more places than ourselves, hit festivals worldwide, won numerous awards and praise, and got people spreading the word has after 4 years finally come full circle. It cost $2,500 and a whole lot of heart and I can't even begin to say how much it means to us to have the horror lovers out there support our work.

And now we're cutting our new baby, AMERICAN MARY, a seriously disturbed, hauntingly beautiful project that will hit film festivals later this year.

To say it's been a crazy ass ride would be an under statement.

It was wonderful to get the chance to chat with Aaron Williams of ShockTillYouDrop. We don't get the opportunity to chat much these days being in editing suite lock down, so please enjoy this exclusive interview RIGHT HERE!!

And stay tuned for AMERICAN MARY ;)

Fatally Yours,

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Deeper Meaning In A Trunk

So this car is purgatory.” – Rikki Gagne as Junkie

Often times when I watch a film, I find myself looking beyond what is obvious on screen and imagining a hidden meaning that lies within (or beyond) the confines of the performance. At face value, Jen and Sylvia Soska’s Dead Hooker in a Trunk is simply an homage to grindhouse filmmaking and an extension of the types of films they love. Beginning as an underfunded film school project and fueled by their unhappiness with the acting roles they were being offered, the Twisted Twins expanded on their original faux trailer idea and an underground cult film was born.

So begins one of the most thoughtful and explorative reviews of DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK ever by the strikingly insightful and well read, JG Hanks of What you may or may not know about Jen and me is that we have always had religion in our lives. We have gone to our Roman Catholic Church of St. Stephen's Parish - which happily donated their location, parishioners' homes, and their time in support of us creating our flick - and were the first female altar servers in Western Canada. I find religion, all religions, endlessly fascinating and it has played a part in our lives for a very long time.

When it came time to create a premise to catapult our story for DEAD HOOKER, we decided on religious undertones, but not the cram it down your throat kind. If you want to seek deeper meaning, by all means, it's there. If you just want to turn your brain off and laugh at insanity for 92 minutes, we have got your covered there too. For those seeking God in the frames, it starts with a fire and ends with a fire - and all sorts of personal turmoil or purgatory as suggested by Junkie early on in the film - before the final conclusion, the end, and maybe even redemption for the seriously flawed characters.

For me, the true meaning of the film starts when Badass (Sylvia Soska) catches her arm on fire at the church while picking up Goody Two Shoes (CJ Wallis) for her sister Geek (Jen Soska). The preacher presiding over the church quickly puts out the fire and everyone in the Badass party (Badass, Geek, Junkie, Goody Two Shoes) leaves after a bit of sexual tension between said preacher and Badass. Now here is where things start getting interesting. Everyone at this point pretty much dislikes each other. Geek and Goody Two Shoes (CJ Wallis) are friends but nothing else; Goody Two Shoes thinks Badass and Junkie (Rikki Gagne) are complete sinners; Geek resents Junkie and Badass for their lifestyles and Junkie and Badass think Goody Two Shoes and Geek are lame. This is a very important dynamic for the meaning I am about to explore.

After leaving the church and the incident with the fire, the dialogue veers towards What If? scenarios and Junkie begins her explanation of what could be. Her theory is that the car they are riding in is purgatory and Goody Two Shoes and Geek haven’t experienced enough in life for the man upstairs to pass judgment on them. Well next thing you know, they find the title character of the film in the trunk and all logic hits the fan.

Personal redemption is a great interest of mine. I find too often that there is an onslaught of judgement that goes hand in hand with religion and many would rather (Matthew 7:3) "look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in (their) own eye" which sours the same religion that teaches (Matthew 22:39) "love your neighbor as yourself." But maybe it's an issue of self-loathing? I think it's easy to target the flawed and damn them which is why I prefer my antagonists to be seriously flawed because that's what real people are like. Are they terrible, unforgivably damned people? That's something we wanted to explore within this flick.

The cool thing is that people do pick up on it. JG goes into excerpts from the Bible to dream analysis - of greater meaning I was completely unaware in the examples of losing an eye and losing an arm.

"Because purgatory is somewhat of a dream state, we can resort to dream analysis for answers. According to said analysis, “To dream that you have one eye indicates your refusal to accept another viewpoint. It suggests that you are one-sided in your ways of thinking.” If you want to go back to religious reference, Matthew 5:29 of the New International Version of the Bible says, “If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.” Geek has lost her right eye because she can only see her sister and Junkie in one light. This one-sided way of thinking is preventing her from having a solid relationship with Badass, as well as Junkie, thus preventing her ascent away from the confines of purgatory.

Dream analysis also states, “To dream that your arm has been injured, signifies your inability to care for yourself or your helplessness in reaching out to others. You may have been feeling limited and restricted in terms of your freedom or activities. The right arm signifies your outgoing nature and is associated with masculine energy, while your left arm signifies your supportive or nurturing nature and is associated with feminine qualities. Losing either arm may suggest that you are failing to recognize its respective characteristics.” Matthew 5:30 of the New International Version of the Bible is again suggestive, “And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.” With Junkie losing her right arm, she has lost her ability to take care of herself, but more importantly, shows her ineptitude in reaching out to others. Without being able to show compassion and trying to establish a relationship with the others in her group, Junkie is also doomed. It seems that her drug addiction may, to no one’s surprise, have an underlying cause.

Now, I'm not going to spoil the entire break down and interpretation because you really ought to, boys and girls, follow this link to the page and read the entire thing. Feed your brain with smartness. I will say that I really enjoyed reading this article and loved the breakdown. If you are expecting the IFC Midnight release of DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK we do talk about the religious undertones we put here and there into the flick in our director's commentary as well as talking about what it was like to make a film for $2500, with a group of friends, a shit ton of crazy ideas, and the homage to the style that created the indie gem, EL MARIACHI.

Thank you to JG for writing this awesome piece. I loved it so much - I just read it out to my parents. My mom had already read it -she's cool like that. Thank you to everyone who has been supporting this flick, telling their friends, posting reviews, writing blogs, tweeting it up, giving a Facebook status, ordering the DVD, and being just sensational supporters of the flick. You give life to an independent flick like this, so thank you for the bottom of my heart.

We've been working hard on the next one, just for you lovely people.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Holy Fuck! We're in Fangoria Magazine, Issue#311!!!

For those of you who might be unaware of the fucking epically rad, horror nerd's wet dream of a zine, allow me to be that cool guy that introduces you to Fangoria Magazine!!!

"Fangoria is an internationally-distributed US film fan magazine specializing in the genres of horror, slasher, splatter and exploitation films, in regular publication since 1979."

I have loved this publication for years and I am so fucking touched to be given the enormous honour of having myself, my evil twin, and my flick grace its pages. Fangoria issue #311 features information on the DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK IFC Midnight DVD release - this January 31st, 2012 - and in this lovely article.

"FURIOUS FEMMES The Soska Sisters speak up about “Dead Hooker in a Trunk” and “American Mary.

Awwwww!!!!! Fucking totally fucking awesome news today! Thank you to my buddies who let me know about the issue and for the folks in the horror community that have been standing strong beside us and our insanity this whole time. We love you, boys and girls. Please enjoy the release of DEAD HOOKER and promise that AMERICAN MARY will be everything you want and more!


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Mad Haus 7's Greg Probst interviews the Twisted Twins

The horror community is made up of the best people in the world.

Case in point? One Greg Probst, the man behind Mad Haus 7, Independent screenwriter, director, and film maker. He's a contributor to exploitation film site, a site which is just so fucking radcore you MUST check it out. He's studying for a journalism degree and writing as much as possible about anything that comes to mind.

And he's fucking awesome.

We had the pleasure of chatting with him recently and it truly was our pleasure as he's been damn good to us and we have nothing but respect for a fellow indie artist going after their dreams. But, whoa, hey, hang on a sec!! Twins, aren't you smack dab in the middle of editing your latest occult opus, AMERICAN MARY? Why, yeah, of course, but we can spare a few moments at two in the morning for a friend. We promise we'll get right back to being locked away and editing (which is going SUPER, thanks for asking) and when we return, shit is about to get real.

Thank you, Greg, for taking the time to chat with us and for supporting us and our DEAD HOOKER.

Here's the FULL ARTICLE AND INTERVIEW for your viewing/reading pleasure!!

Thanks for reading and you totally got us there, boys and grrl. We fucking love you guys.

Bloody Best!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Wicked Channel review Dead Hooker In A Trunk

"This film is a must see. I had such a fun time, and felt for the characters and their situations. This is a good example of what Hollywood does not have the guts or balls, or even creative drive to come out with. Leave it to the indies to make cinema exciting again. And if you are a fan and saying you support indie cinema and talk a big game online, and have not seen this film, then you suck. This is the film you fans demanded to come out, its here so go buy it, rent it or even stay home and order it."~ James Depaolo, Wicked Channel

DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK has surpassed all odds. A little indie flick made during the writers strike of 2007 with a cast and crew that volunteered their time. A film that cost a mere $2,500. A film by a pair of first time filmmakers. It's now being released by IFC Midnight worldwide, is already out in the UK and Australia, and it even got a limited theatrical run. What made it possible? You guys. You sought it out, you spread the word, and you demanded to see it. What began in 2007 has finally come to this in early 2012. DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK, as of January 31st, will be available everywhere and we have you to thank for it.

James DePaolo, of the Wicked Channel, has been behind this film when we first started out. It's a great pleasure to have him review it now, on its long awaited release.


And be sure to come get a DEAD HOOKER of your very own come January 31st ;)

Bloody Best!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

DEAD HOOKER makes More Horror's Top 5 of 2011

Jason Lees, we love you, too. Jason has written a radcore list of his top 5 films of 2011. And what lands a film on that epic list? Unforgettability. Yeah, that is SO actually a word. And we love More Horror. Seriously, you should check that shit out. It is rad.

"The following films are ones that may have snuck out prior to last year but are ones that I just got around to seeing. And when I say “top” I mean they’re the ones that stood out the most. I bet there were some better films released last year, but when I looked back, these are the ones that really burned themselves into my psyche." ~ Jason Lees, More Horror

And guess who's on that list? DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK is #1. Okay, so it's a list that is in NO particular order, but, fuck it, we'll take it anyway ;)

"DEAD HOOKER needs to be better known, and I know I’m preaching to the converted here, but it’s the kind of film we need more of, especially today with all the problems we have with mass produced remakes and cookie cutter mainstream mush. DEAD HOOKER isn’t trying to re-invent the wheel, it just does. Love this film." ~ Jason Lees, More Horror

Also on that list? DRIVE ANGRY. And what does DRIVE ANGRY have that gets us all excited? OTHER than Nicolas Cage (who, at present, may or may not be a 300 year old vampire, I shit you not)?

Brian Pearson, one of the top directors of photography anywhere, shot that bad boy and, man, does he shoot things sexy as hell. Brian's also the director of photography in our upcoming AMERICAN MARY so get ready for awesome~y awesome~ness galore.

Check out Jason's FULL LIST HERE!!

And for all you Nick Cage fans out there, here is the greatest Nick Cage video of all time. A personal favorite.

**WARNING** Watching this video may make you fall hopelessly in love with Nick Cage. Watch at your own discretion. Anyone with a heart condition must leave the room.


Autographed and Personalized Copies of DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK

First and foremost, thank you from the very bottoms of our Twisted little hearts, boys and grrls, for supporting this Twisted Twosome and our DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK. We firmly feel that this DEAD HOOKER belongs to all of us. You sought it out, you told your friends, and it's out because you demanded it. It's the DEAD HOOKER of the people.

DHIAT is already out in the UK and Australia and hit the WORLD with it's worldwide release through IFC Midnight January 31st. And a small way of saying thank you? If you want us to sign and/or personalize your copy, shit, we can totally hook that up. It's easy. Just send us your copy with your name or whatever you'd like us to sign on it with a self addressed, postage paid envelope, and we'll sign that bad boy and ship it right on back!!

Just send your DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK to:

Twisted Twins Productions 
#911 1641 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver,  
BC, V7M 2J5, Canada

Bloody Best!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

We Love Matt Stone and Trey Parker

People often ask us who we'd like to work with. Here's a couple gentlemen who are absurdly talented and a pair that THIS pair would abso-fucking-lutely love to collaborate with. Matt Stone and Trey Parker, we love you. We'd ultimately love to do a horror musical together, but we'd love for the Twisted Twins to come to South Park. We have our eyes on those fine ass Canadians, Terrance and Philip...

"What garbage!"

"Well, what do you expect? They're Canadian."

Gentlemen, we now begin the great journey to get a DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK in your paws.

Game on.

Jen and Sylv

Fun With Horror has fun with the Twisted Twins

"Jen and I grew up watching Rodriguez flicks on repeat and playing them out. We wanted to be El. Not only were his flicks cool, but he also had his Ten Minute Film Schools to show you how he did it." ~ Sylvia Soska

Welcome to Fun With Horror. The site is a blend of interviews, horror movie reviews, and more. We recently had the opportunity to chat with Tyler Doupe of the site about DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK and it's upcoming release (January 31st), AMERICAN MARY, Robert Rodriguez, Carlos Gallardo, Eli Roth, and what's coming up this year from us Twisted Twins. Mayhaps yet another feature? You'll have to read it to know!


And a huge thank you to Tyler for taking the time to catch up with us Twisted Twins before we lock ourselves away into the editing suite.

Please enjoy responsibly and Bloody Best!

Fucking Believe in Yourself

I'm not smart enough to have made this, but I had to fucking share it. Happy Tuesday, girls and boys.


Monday, January 09, 2012

Twisted Twins Bling for Women In Horror Month by Hot Chick Physics

"This listing is for a set of two earrings.
One pair of earrings are made with black ear wires and black chain. Small drops of blood red genuine coral hang suspended from the chain. These earrings are just past 2 1/2" long.
The other pair are made with black ear wires and black chain. Small banded onyx and blood red glass hangs suspended from the chain. These earrings are about 2 1/2" long.

This style is one in a Limited Edition series inspired by women in horror. These fabulous Jen and Sylvia earrings are named after Jen and Sylvia Soska, directors of Dead Hooker in a Trunk and the forthcoming American Mary.

Women In Horror Recognition Month is fast approaching - February 2012 is almost upon us. For those of you reading this blog thinking - whoa, what? - WiH Month was brainchild by dear friend and complete horror feminist badass, creator of Ax Wound Zine, Hannah Neurotica to celebrate the our favourite ladies contributions to the genre not only in front of the camera, behind the camera, but also in every artist way that the genre lives, breathes, and creeps into your nightmares.

Why do we need a Women In Horror Recognition Month? Are you familiar with Alice Guy, the first director of non-fiction and pioneer of early cinema? Probably not. How about Jovanka Vuckovic, the former editor, now killer horror director, of Rue Morgue whose true horror love and balls bigger than most of us who brought the Canadian magazine to its gory glory? Or Sally Menke who left us too soon - the femme fatale who cut your favourite flicks, she was Tarantino's editor and a total badass? Hopefully this isn't the first time you're hearing these names, but sadly for a lot of people it would be. These women are huge to the genre and like can be seen most evidently in the situation with Alice Guy, women weren't in jobs like those, so many of her contributions - over 700 films that she was involved in - were contributed to any part of her team that was a man because in the early 1900s, that's how shit went down.

On a personal note, when we first started submitting DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK to festivals, we faced a lot of rejection on title alone, getting the response that 'we don't screen those kinds of films.' Eli Roth introduced us to Hannah, having a feeling we'd hit it off (we did famously) and when she started WiH, it spawned film festivals around the world and gave DHIAT its first screenings. It's promoted independent artists as well as paid tribute to the ladies that fought hard to get us where we are today.

There are many ways to celebrate WiH Month - the film festivals and submitting projects and attending are a big one. Jen and I host a worldwide Massive Blood Drive every February encouraging folks to forgo their phobia and donate blood to save a life (each donation helps three people). Make some artwork, tell a friend, blog about people who inspire you - there are many ways to get involved. One extremely cool way, that I'm honoured to be a part of, is Tonjia Atomic of Hot Chick Physics' jewellery line promoting independent horror artists. (see sweet-ass bling above)

Who is this talented, beautiful jewelry making lady? Allow her to introduce her self and her slick as hell company. Creating your own business, making your ambitions into a reality, and running like a boss is the highest form of appeal in my books.

"Hello! Tonjia Atomic here. I’m the creator of Hot Chick Physics. I make all of the jewelry that you see here by hand. Most items are one-of-a-kind or limited edition. I also make custom items. Feel free to send me an email via the address that you will find on the contact page if you’d like to talk about multiple orders or custom orders.

I started Hot Chick Physics in 2005 to create fun and unique jewelry that expresses my eclectic tastes. I love dark mysterious items that harken to an earlier time in history and bright brilliant colors that pop out and grab attention. If you like vintage antiques, kawaii, dollhouse miniatures, candy, filigree, gunmetal, silver, glitter, or glam then you have come to the right place!
Hot Chick Physics: for all your trashy-classy, witchy-kitschy, gothic-diva, punk-princess accessory needs

Other artists included right now are Kelsey Zukowski (actress & director, THE HAZED, WORDS LIKE KNIVES), Lianne Spiderbaby (writer for Fangoria, co-host & creator of the web series Fright Bytes), L. C. Cruell (director, 31), Barbara Peeters (writer & director, HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP), Christine Parker (director, FISTFUL OF BRAINS, A FEW BRAINS MORE), Karen Lam (director, DOLLPARTS, STAINED), and Julie O'Connor Ufema (director, CAVEAT).

Check her site out here and get your self a sexy piece, ladies, and, gents, hook up the psychotic blood loving babes in your life with some thoughtful, artful pieces. Thank you to Tonjia for creating these pieces and including Jen and me in the lineup. Fucking awesome!!


Thursday, January 05, 2012

Son of Celluloid Names DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK on its 5 Best Flicks of 2011 List

I love horror. I love it a whole fucking lot. If horror had any sense, it would get a restraining order against me. I also love anyone and everyone with the same passion for horror and not just the stuff that is pumped out endlessly by big studios (some great, some utter crap), but international delicacies, underground gems, and independent darlings. To truly love horror means to love it in all its forms and seek it out wherever it may be.

That is why I love SON OF CELLULOID and its writer, Nathan Hamilton. He's a true horror lover and knows his shit through and through. It is an incredible honor for our DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK to have a place on his BEST FLICKS OF 2011 List. Especially on a list where there are so many outstanding titles. And topping that list off? A film that is just so superb and brilliant (and got banned in its own country of origin) that it is a profound honor to have our film be on the same list as it.

What film am I talking about? And what else made the list? Well, no cheating, you'll simply have to soak it up RIGHT HERE at Son Of Celluloid.

Thank you so much, Nathan, for having our Hooker on such a wonderful list.

Bloody Best!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Get Your Own Fresh Dead Hooker and Hooker on Steroids Future Ambitions

Since the beginning of DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK, Jen and I have come to learn first hand that there is no such thing as overnight success. To follow your dreams, to make something that is important to you, to having that something - even a crazy GRINDHOUSE-inspired flick about a dead hooker that finds herself in a group of don't give a shit twenty-something's firebird's trunk - reach an audience around the world takes dedication, time, and focus. It also takes a horror community that loves these kinds of films the way that you do, who back you up like that buddy you can call at 3am when shit hits the fan because that's how fucking awesome they are.

Theron Neel and Planet Fury have always been that buddy to us. Supporting the flick from it's 'woah, there's some Canadian movie about a dead hooker, lol' stages to today where the film has been released this past May 23rd in the UK, courtesy of Bounty Films, and Australia, through Monster Pictures, a television premiere on the Horror Channel, multiple repeats of that showing, and then August 3rd, when IFC Midnight bought the final regions, released the film on VOD and limited theatrical screenings throughout the US, and on January 31st, 2012 - their DVD release of the flick will be upon us.

"It's been a long haul for Jen and Sylvia Soska's Dead Hooker. What began as a film school project morphed into an exploitation classic that attained near-mythic status on the festival circuit and transformed the Soskas into indie darlings along the way.

Sadly, though you've likely read about this flick, you probably haven't seen it. But, thanks to the beneficence of the folks at IFC Midnight, on January 31 you’ll finally get the opportunity to enjoy the Twisted Twins' debut feature.

Other than the repeated night of your life if you take this girl home, what do you get?

"Rebels Without a Budget": A 15-minute featurette following the making of Dead Hooker In A Trunk, which is a mash-up of alternate footage, B-Roll and candid moments throughout the production showing aspects of the process of making a no-budget independent film.

Director Commentary Track: Featuring Jen and Sylvia Soska, Recorded February 2011. The Twins discuss various aspects of the film and its creation set to screen specific moments.

Post-Production Commentary Track: Featuring Jen and Sylvia Soska with CJ Wallis. Recorded February 2011, this track will discuss some of the tricks and methods used along the way to side-step the time and budget limitations during production and post.

A Discussion With Carlos Gallardo: Shot in Carlos' home in Los Angeles shortly after completing his scenes, the Twins and Carlos discuss El Mariachi and the history and war stories of low-budget filmmaking.

Deleted Scenes: Several scenes that were deleted from the original version of the film due to pacing, etc.

What else do we have planned? Read the entire piece here and/or here - better read both for good measure - to get all the goods as we speak briefly about upcoming AMERICAN MARY, an actual sequel to HOOKER following in Rodriguez's DESPERADO footsteps, and all the things DEAD HOOKER. Thank you to Theron for always supporting the little guy, the little guy has been able to travel the world because of your faith and backing. Not too many dead hookers get spread around this far.. that came out wrong.. aw, fuck it... this is a huge fucking thrill and we cannot believe that this day is almost upon us!

Thank you for reading, watching, tweeting, blogging, screening, sharing, and caring, girls and boys. The horror community consists of the greatest folks on the fucking planet and you are all living proof. You can preorder this chick here (fuck yeah).


Sunday, January 01, 2012

Pre-order DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK today!!

It's finally here!!!

DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK will be released WORLDWIDE on January 31st, 2012 by IFC Midnight!!

That's right, boys and grrls. At loooong last every living room can have it's very own Dead Hooker. It's been one hell of a journey to get here, but here we are and it'll be on shelves forever. It's a beautiful year. 2012, you're a sexy beast.

As for DVD extras, we have the following included...

"Rebels Without A Budget" : A 15 minute featurette following the making of Dead Hooker In A Trunk which is a mash-up of alternate footage, B-Roll and candid moments throughout the production showing aspects of the process of making a no-budget independent film.
Director Commentary Track : Featuring Jen & Sylvia Soska, Recorded February 2011. The twins discuss various aspects of the film and it's creation set to screen specific moments.
Post-Production Commentary Track : Featuring Jen & Sylvia Soska with CJ Wallis, Recorded February 2011. This track will discuss some of the tricks and methods used along the way to side-step the time and budget limitations during production and post.
A Discussion With Carlos Gallardo : Shot in Carlos' home in Los Angeles shortly after completing his scenes, the Twins and Carlos discuss El Mariachi and the history and war stories of low-budget filmmaking.
Deleted Scenes : Several scenes that were deleted from the original version of the film due to pacing, etc.
You can pre-order TODAY, right this second, in fact, and get a steaming hot pile of DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK delivered right to your door.

Thank you SO much to everyone who has believed in this film from the beginning and welcome to the band wagon all you new comers. We've saved you a spot. We're damn happy to have you and our Dead Hooker is your Dead Hooker.

Bloody Best!