Queen(s) of Horror
When we first started Individuals of Horror month, we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into… We just assumed we would feature a couple of guys/gals who we believe are making a significant difference in the world of horror. Then we realised just how many people there are out there! In order for us to feature everyone we would like to, we would have to post a feature on the hour, every hour for all 31 days of March!
Now since there’s only a couple of us here, the prospect is completely ludicrous! So we decided on the next best thing – We’d name a king of horror and a queen of horror (queen as in the female variety, not the likes of Tim Curry in Rocky Horror) However this also posed a veritable problem.. Who the hell do we choose? Well we sat for quite a long time assessing the levels of input of each of our nominations and finally we made a decision. So without further ado – Bow before your Queen(s) of Horror!
Admittedly it wasn’t too difficult to choose the Queens of Horror feature. These guys just stand out far beyond the rest!
From an early age, Jen and Sylvia Soska have always loved film, in particular HORROR! Whether it was reading Stephen King novels, or trying to convince their mom to let them watch the ‘good’ horror movies, they have always been destined to work within the best genre. When they attended film school, their attempt at making a short film was almost thwarted when funding for the project was pulled (Unanimous Boooo!) Fortunately they persevered and after spending tons of time, effort and money, they produced their masterpiece which has been praised by many people all over the world – Dead Hooker in a Trunk.
The twins wrote, directed, produced, starred in, and preformed the stunts for this amazing film. The movie was welcomed with open arms by horror fans, reviewers and film makers alike, and instantly became an underground sensation being called “a hidden gem in indie film making and a cult classic in waiting”. The film has won multiple awards, toured the world being shown at numerous film festivals, and been seen and reviewed by the biggest horror sites out there including Gorezone, Fangoria, Bloody Disgusting, and Ax Wound just to name a few. As a result we feel quite honoured to have had the opportunity to interview the pair at our humble little site (check the other post filed in interviews). But the commendations don’t just stop there. Dead Hooker in a Trunk and the Twisted Twins have received praise from none other than ELI ROTH. Here’s what he said.
So what makes Dead Hooker in a Trunk so good you say? I don’t know… Perhaps it’s the brilliant acting, hilarious storyline or the vast amounts of blood, gore and kick-ass action! Now ordinarily we give you a nice trailer to watch and usually at the end you feel compelled to go and buy the movie after seeing how great it looks. Well today is going to be no different. So grab your purse, wallet, bill-fold or dirty, old sock (I don’t know where you keep your money – honest) and get ready to spend. Here’s the trailer for the awesome Dead Hooker in a Trunk
Okay so we know your mouth is foaming after that, but try to refrain from jumping to the end to go buy the DVD. We’ll let you soon – I promise, but we’ve got a bit more to tell you..
On December 11th of 2008, the twins incorporated their company, giving it the name Twisted Twins Productions. Always knowing that Dead Hooker in a Trunk was the first project of many to come, the twins wanted to create their own label from which all future projects would circulate through. Since that time, they have gone on to make a feature-length documentary that follows the lives of four viral, YouTube personalities entitled, Please Subscribe. Also, a PSA to raise awareness for blood donation during February’s Women In Horror Month, multiple short films – The Hornet, Doppelganger, and Bad Girls – that show not only their style of horror but also their sense of humor, and several scripts of future feature films including – American Mary, The Man Who Kicked Ass, and Bob.
Now you know we like to give you as much information as possible, so here’s a bit more about American Mary.
“From the creative team that brought you the indie-smash film Dead Hooker In A Trunk – American Mary is the story of a medical student named Mary who is growing increasingly broke and disenchanted with medical school and the established doctors she once idolized. The allure of easy money sends a desperate Mary through the messy world of underground surgeries which leaves more marks on her than the so-called freakish clientele.”
Sounds good right? Well here’s a little trailer for you to sink your teeth into.
Amazing right? You can watch it pretty soon I promise.
Now do you see why we chose The Twisted Twins to be our Queens of Horror? Well lets look at this objectively. They’ve got a unique vision and determination when it comes to film making, they have done, and continue to contribute, so much to our great horror genre, they do all of their own stunts, they’re incredibly beautiful but also deadly (they’re trained in martial arts so watch out!) and they’ve got an immense following which is only going to increase as they make more movies.
Now in my opinion, there is definitely a gap in horror. And that gap is in the form of horror twins – There just aren’t ANY that spring to mind (Apart from Jeremy Irons in Dead Ringers, but lets face it – He’s not really a twin!) So I think it is definitely safe to say that The Twisted Twins are one of a kind, whether it’s their filmmaking, their unmatched humour, their unwavering love of horror, or perhaps because there are TWO of them! You’ll see – In time they’ll be a worldwide horror personality. Move over Elvira (whoever is playing you nowadays) The Twisted Twins are here to stay!
Justified Queens of Horror? We think so!
And that about wraps up our feature. If you’ve read it all the way through we applaud you. If not WHY?!?! Get back to the top and start reading, otherwise you’re not allowed to look at the next bit…
If you want more info on the Twisted Twins, visit their website. Here you can view upcoming projects, a bunch of tasty pics and the opportunity to purchase their merc.
But if you want a quick link to buy Dead Hooker in a Trunk, click the following;
If you live anywhere else, visit their website above for purchasing info.
Stay tuned – In the next couple of days we’ll be posting our interview with the Twisted Twins.
Don’t miss it!