"In today’s day and age anyone can pick up a video camera, round up a group of friends and make a movie (Hell, I’ve even done it a handful of times and the results were less than impressive). Unfortunately most of these movies end up sucking out loud due to bad acting, a lack of creativity, a poor script, etc. Every once in a while though a group of filmmakers come along and produces an independent film that kicks all sorts of ass. If you want to see an independent film done correctly then I highly recommend that you check out Twisted Twins Productions’ insanely excellent movie Dead Hooker in a Trunk. I recently had an opportunity to speak with the talented minds behind the film, twin sisters Sylvia and Jen Soska, and they are both lovely, intelligent, women who have a genuine love for the horror genre and filmmaking in general (which is something more so-called filmmakers need to have if you ask me)." - Todd Martin, HORRORNEWS.NET
Anyone who loves Spider-man is a good person. You might not think this is true, but look back at all the really cool and awesome people that you know. They all love Spidey, right? So, when we had the pleasure of having a chat with the very cool Todd Martin, it was only a matter of time before we discovered a mutual love of a certain web head.
Not only do we have that in common, but Todd is an extremely well-versed horror aficionado who just fucking rocks. We had a wicked time with a rad interview with the gentleman and here is a little excerpt --
TM: Tell us a little bit about your newest movie, American Mary.
SS: AMERICAN MARY follows the story of medical student, Mary Mason, as she grows increasingly broke and disenchanted by medical school and the surgeons she once admired. The allure of easy money and notoriety sends her into the messy world of underground surgeries that leaves more marks on Mary than her so-called ‘freakish’ clientele. It’s a very unique and different story, but we based it a lot on our experiences in the film industry and feeling like outcasts growing up and different struggles that a twenty-something goes through today, so it’s very relatable despite its content.
JS: I wish we could say more. It’s tough to talk about because there are a lot of things in the film itself that we don’t want to spoil. Trailers seem to give everything away these days and it’s nice to have something that surprises you and catches you off guard. The film is very different from DHIAT. After our first film, there are people who made assumptions as to what kind of filmmakers we are and what they think our limitations are. AMERICAN MARY shatters those assumptions. I think many people who know us from DHIAT will be very surprised and very blown away by MARY. Whereas DHIAT is completely ridiculous, in your face, and harsh, MARY is extremely dark, haunting, horrific, unsettling, beautiful, and it will stay with you long after you see it. It’s a very mature piece and a real love letter to Asian and European horror where we find the most exciting stuff seems to be coming from.
I am downright dying for you guys to AMERICAN MARY. We talk a little more about the film and what it was like to work with the intoxicatingly talented, Katharine Isabelle, in the piece. Please click here to get to the full article.
TM: If you weren’t into filmmaking what do you think that you would be doing right now in terms of a career?
SS: Probably actually killing people. Thank God for filmmaking, eh?
JS: I don’t know. I might be Deadpool. I’m a wicked shot and I love his little tagline of traveling, meeting interesting people, and then killing them. Let’s face it, I’d have to let it out some way. Good thing I have filmmaking.
Thank you, Todd, for taking the time to chat up a pair of completely insane twins. It was an honour.