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"A wonderful pencil drawing of Jen and Sylvia done by my daughter Christina. She is a HUGE Fan too and she asked me to share it with you." - Kelly Rawn
"There’s no denying that the Soska Sisters and the relative success of American Mary became quite the focal point for clashing opinions (clashes I very purposefully stayed far away from at the time). While for some, the Soskas were and are horror’s brightest new stars, for many others their self-promotion and public personas were entirely objectionable. It seems to me that their success is not that much different from, say, the success of Adam Green with Hatchet, and his own public persona and interaction with fans. Yet – and by all means, I’m open to be corrected on this – I don’t remember the same backlash to his popularity. I’m by no means going to sit here and type under some self-illusion that I’m an unbiased commentator; however, given the ultimately niche nature of the kind of films we’re discussing here, what filmmaker wouldn’t shout as loudly as they could about a film that breaks out of that niche, even if only slightly? With American Mary’s relative success, the Soskas became figureheads for both sides of the debate. As a result, for me, many of the cracks in the naysayers’ side of the debate started to show more clearly. That prominent bloggers can argue that women filmmakers who ‘dress sexily’ and complain about not being treated equally are asking for such treatment speaks volumes of their lack of understanding of most of the issues that still need addressing in the debate."
"Aside from American Mary‘s already numerous merits, the paradoxically engrossing motley of Brian Pearson’s elegant cinematography consistently permeates the screen. Slow, languid movements are in perfect contrast with Mary‘s exploitative and visceral subject matter. Composer Peter Allan works in skillful synchronicity with Pearson’s muted intonations, resulting in an extremely accomplished and immersive space, upon which the Soskas emblazon their antithetically reticent impressions of a sub-culture known for its innate shock-value.Read the whole article here!
Consequently, American Mary occupies an innate sense of intimacy, that intuitively renegotiates the role of sub-culture within a scheme that customarily elicits systems of difference in an effort to evoke feeling. The pervasive use of tactical alienation that runs throughout the morbidly orthodox heraldry of horror surgeons, has been freely altered by the Soska’s tactful sensitivity. Lastly, the Twisted Twins have initiated a much desired re-calibration of the ostensibly overworked philosophies of conventional horror, once again demonstrating the conducive influence of cult cinema."
"This shirt is a custom design made by Laura Rawn for the Soska Sisters from Twisted Twins Productions. Two Canadian directors who requested that Laura make these for their fans.The fans agreed and here they are.
The hoodie: Gildan
15.0 oz 75/25 cot/poly preshrunk yarn
Rib knit cuffs and waistband"
"Every time I see this image, the concept of foreshadowing comes to mind. The Soska twins have worked so hard and you can tell they are such hard working women in the industry. They give so much of themselves to their fans, friends and loved ones, its humbling and inspiring. Most people, the minute they get any notoriety lose their sense connectivity to where they came from.-Sylv
So, here, we see a shot of Mary, struggling, covered in blood and in the background, we see her attacker… but what really catches my eye now is the “X X on the doors to Mary’s new place.
As some of you may know, Jen and Sylvia Soska are now working on a film, specifically an all-female horror anthology titled XX. Itwill feature segments directed by female filmmakers.
The director roster includes JENNIFER LYNCH, known for Boxing Helena, Chained, Surveillance), MARY HARRON ( American Psycho, The Notorious Bettie Page) and of course, JENNIFER SYLVIA SOSKA (Dead Hooker in a Trunk, American Mary, See No Evil 2) among many other great female filmmakers.
If you know anything about me, you know that I am a strong proponent of strong, intelligent, and creative women. I do consider myself a feminist, specifically speaking, a third wave feminist. Therefore, to see that something like this is coming together is just not only awe-inspiring but also quite touching. I have always been an advocate for strong female leads, whether it’s in film or in t.v shows (I grew up watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer) or in bands (Evanescence, Lacuna Coil, The Veronicas etc) and I am the first person to root for “girl power.”
As a side note, just because a woman embraces her sexuality, dresses sexy and feels sexy, does not take away from her intelligence, wittiness, creativity and humbleness. A woman can be sexy, and humble!!! I can’t tell you how many times, I walk into a room, a meeting and can just tell the judgement on some people’s faces." ~Sandra Struzik
""As I've been checking into women in the horror field I've come across some phenomenal women on Facebook--Patricia Chica Filmmaker Filmmaker --has won awards in the past few weeks for her movies and as a female director.
tWIStED tWINS PRODUCtIONS--is run by identical twins, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska (Soska Twins) who have won awards for writing, acting and directing horror movies. All are independent produced, and not products of Hollywood but gaining huge followings across North America and Canada where both Patricia and the twin are from.There's even a month of recognition for women who are active in the field of horror--http://womeninhorrormonth.com/
I admire these ladies for what they're doing, not so much that it's in the field of horror which I've found myself not tackling, but for what they've accomplished in a field heavily owned by men. Much like women who make their way in sports, or the military, these women are on the forefront of gaining acceptance for what a female can do regardless of her gender but based on her talent, knowledge, ability and wiliness to work hard.""
"As promised, we present to you our official one-sheet! Designed by Ryan Housknecht, from a photo by Anna Perry.
AND we have planned the KC premier screening: Saturday, March 29th at 9 PM at Screenland Armour."
"Tristan Risk got our attention for her transformative turn in American Mary last year, now she's set to star in Love Sick for Polluted Pictures and director Todd Freeman.
The film is the story of Rebecca and Marcus who have been together for 10 years and after much deliberation have decided to part ways. After separating and being with others, they quickly realize how hard it is to disconnect from one another. The pain, lies, and betrayal all begin to manifest physically within the both of them as well as infect the others who have become involved with intimately. They love each other so much that it hurts… some more than others."
"1. American Mary- What more can I say about a film, I have savagely worshiped since I first saw it two years ago? The absolute best movie of the year is one of the very best horror films in ages. A true modern classic from the modern masters of the genre, the Twisted Twins: Jen and Sylvia Soska!"
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"Isabelle will play Margot, who suffered years of abuse at the hands of her serial-killer twin brother. Margot is now a patient of Dr. Hannibal Lecter's and, apparently, a potential love interest for Will.
However, there are two strikes going against that romance: Will is locked up, and Margot is evidently a lesbian. But hey, stranger things have happened on this show...
Isabelle will join the series during its eighth episode and hang around for four weeks. If Margot has a dark side comparable to American Mary's, perhaps the show's men had better watch their backs."
"my very personal MONSTER. quentin tarantino, the soska sisters, wong kar-wai and wes craven. a bunch of amazing directors — with Jen Soska, Wong Kar Wai, Quentin Tarantino, Wes Craven and Sylvia Soska." - Annie Wong
"Welcome to the Twisted Twins Productions OFFICIAL ONLINE STORE. We're just setting up shop here, but you can expect it to expand much more in the coming months. We maintain this site ourselves and field all of our requests ourselves. Should we be working or traveling, you can expect a delay, so if time is of an issue, please order in advance or make special note.GO TO THE STORE HERE!!
Our aim here is to make the Convention experience available to anyone and everyone. Anytime. Anywhere. Our prices are exactly what you'll see at conventions. We simply want to make what we offer there available to you all. Aside from the hugs and in person stuff. So, if you CAN, please come out and see us. Here you'll be able to currently get signed and personalized posters, photographs, and DVD/Blu Ray slip covers."
"DEADLINE – DAS FILMMAGAZIN (sure you remember, I made an Interview with you two in London for the Magazine) made a year poll and ask the readers about their opinion. Check the pic out – hope you like it." - Nando Rohner
"TWIN GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!
Crypticon Seattle is proud to welcome The Twisted Twins, Jen & Sylvia Soska!!!
Come meet the directors of last year's phenomenal American Mary as well as Dead Hooker in a Trunk and the upcoming See No Evil 2.
tWIStED tWINS PRODUCtIONS
The sisters are venturing down to the Emerald City from Vancouver, we hope you'll join them.
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!! Get your VIP passes now, they sell out quickly."
"As we move into 2014, let's take a moment to look back at the past year and appreciate some amazing polishes!Check all the winners here!
At first I was just going to do a top 10 list - but somehow polishes just kept getting added! I finally settled on my favorite number, lucky 13. I would also like to note, this in no way is all of my favorites for the year. I have been lucky enough to review so many beautiful polishes this past year, a fact I am so grateful for! A few have stood out more than others though, and I would love to share them with you - and I also want to thank you for your support in 2013 as well. Without my followers I would be no where, and I hope you know how much you mean to me! So let's get started on this list, dear reader.
5. Chirality - "Soska"
I am grateful to Chirality, not just for the kindness and opportunities to swatch they have given me, but also because they have introduced me to some amazing horror film creators I never would have known about otherwise! Soska is a striking true black linear holo based on the amazing Soska twins, two wonderful gals with a chilling list of films under their belts. I love the unique inspirations behind Chirality's polishes - plus it's not easy to make a black holo that doesn't lean grey. For these reasons I applaud them, and look forward to seeing what other ghastly inspirations they find in the new year!"
"It is with great pleasure that we announce the addition of directors, producers, actresses, and screenwriters, JEN SOSKA and SYLVIA SOSKA, to the guest roster for DAYS OF THE DEAD: INDIANAPOLIS, happening June 27th-29th at the Wyndham Indianapolis West.
Representing the epitome of modern independent horror, the Soska twins exploded on the horror scene in 2009 with the much acclaimed, DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK, a film they wrote, directed, produced, starred in, and preformed the stunts for. The Soska's followed their debut with 2012's highly praised, AMERICAN MARY, which they also co-wrote and co-directed, and which also starred Katherine Isabelle. They most recently co-wrote/directed SEE NO EVIL 2.
DAYS OF THE DEAD: Indianapolis is just getting started as we plan to return to the city that started it all for our fourth year in a row. Stay tuned for more announcements set to come fast and furious with a full website COMING VERY SOON!
Vendor spaces for DAYS OF THE DEAD: Indianapolis are ON SALE NOW at our temporary page at http://www.DaysoftheDead.net/indianapolis."
"The Soska sisters will appear at the Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention August 8-10, 2014. The "Twisted Twins" Jen & Sylvia Soska created “AMERICAN MARY” (one of the best horror movies of 2013), as well as their wildly popular debut feature DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK. The Soska Sisters will be joining Horror legends Robert Englund, Lance Henriksen, “AMERICAN MARY” star Katharine Isabelle and many more celebrity guests. Visit flashbackweekend.com for updates."
"So what's in store for the upcoming sequel, The ABCs of Death 2? Who the hell knows, but expect the demented ante to be upped considerably. Rest assured, though, it won't disappoint. Just look at the directors involved this time: Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside), Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary), Rodney Ascher (Room 237), Sion Sono (Why Don't You Play in Hell?), and Vincenzo Natali (Splice), to name a few. —Matt Barone"Read the whole list HERE!
"See No Evil 2 stars wrestler Kane - so what was it like working with him, and are you into wrestling in your private lives?
Sylvia: Here's the funny thing. Jen and I started watching WWF when Kane's character was just being set up for anintroduction. It was a heated rivalry between Jen and me because she is a diehard Undertaker fan and I was pretty in love with the Heartbreak Kid and they were feuding. I will never forget Shawn Michaels getting his ass handed to him and then in comes Paul Bearer with Kane - that must be KANE!!! - at Hell in a Cell. We were so nervous to meet Glenn. We are fan directors and it's how we approach our work - what do we, the audience, want to see happen. I will say I was a hug fan of Kane when we got this project, now I am an even bigger fan of Glenn Jacobs. I learned so much from working with him, the film was important and he brought the calibre to an entirely different level, and he was cool enough to even show me some wrestling moves. So, be afraid, I have minor wrestling skills from Kane. I'm a force to be reckoned with now!
Jen: We LOVE it! Admittedly we don't get much down time doing what we do and we rarely watch TV. I can now tell you that we've gotten back into watching Monday Night RAW, 3 hours of WWE bliss, and let me tell you, it's only gotten better. It was like coming home after being away for so long. At some point in everyone's life, they have been a WWE fan and let me tell you, that never goes away. We are all WWE fans and if you haven't treated yourself to a watch for a while, it's time to come back. It was absolutely incredible working with Glenn. Let me tell you, going in, I was a Kane fan. Coming out, I was and am a Glenn Jacobs fan."
"Her latest starring role in ‘American Mary’ really provides a showcase for her immense talent. I urge you to go and see ‘American Mary’ it is one of the best horror films to come out in the past few years. I only had 10 minutes with Katharine but it was put to good use as we discuss her roles of Ginger, Mary, her experiences on ‘Freddy V.S. Jason’ and her views on on-screen nudity."Here it all HERE!
"Only one submission in the “Search for the 26th Director” competition could be selected for inclusion in the upcoming ABCs OF DEATH 2, so a compilation of the best of the runners-up is coming to VOD.
Drafthouse Films has announced that producers Ant Timpson and Tim League, in association with producer and competition organizer Ted Geoghegan, have selected 26 of the 541 entries for ABCs OF DEATH 2 (the winner was Robert Boocheck’s “M is for Masticate”), and combined them for ABCs OF DEATH 1.5. This omnibus will be available digitally early this year, and will also screen at select Alamo Drafthouse cinemas. “The production team had a real blast selecting the 26 shorts that make up ABCs OF DEATH 1.5,” says Timpson. “The hard part was only selecting 26, as the competition provided so many outstanding entries. We couldn’t be happier with the final lineup. There’s enough horror, humor, weirdness and, frankly, truly f**ked-up material to give even the most jaded fan a wakeup call from hell.”"