King/Queen 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.

Cheers Eli!

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

http://www.twistedtwinsproductions.net/

But if you want a quick link to buy Dead Hooker in a Trunk, click the following;

Amazon US

Amazon UK

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!

We thought long and hard about who we should name our King of Horror. There are hundreds, if not thousands of actors out there working within the horror genre who are not getting the credit they deserve. Well, we looked over as many as we could, from various sources and working in different areas. Some we decided were not working hard enough and only opted in and out of our brilliant genre on a casual basis. Others we believed to be far too well-known! The idea of the feature is to create awareness of upcoming horror talents that are working hard to bring horror to the masses.

So without further ado, bow before your king of horror!

King of Horror Bill Oberst Jr

Bill is an actor who has worked on over 70 projects in the last four years – That’s more than what some Hollywood ‘stars’ can claim in their lifetime!

He started performing back in school when he was seen as the ‘unpopular fat kid’ He found that by doing impersonations of teachers and the Principal to amuse his tormentors, he would generally avoid a beating! Since then he has gone from strength to strength starring in countless movies, television shows, commercials, theatre productions, music videos, video games, internet web series and even working as a voice over artist.

But what makes him a horror star? and more importantly – What gives him that edge which pushes him past your average horror actor?

Well we could tell you in so many words, or we could just show you.

How awesome is that! With his bizarre torso and creepy features, Bill has no problem standing out amongst other ‘ordinary’ horror actors. His image alone is starting to gain recognition, with him being branded “that guy with the creepy torso”

He could quite easily go far in the world of horror just on his image alone. But guess what – He’s a terrific actor too! Taking to the role of creepy stalker like a fish to water, Bill has starred in many horror movies and continues to make more. At this moment he is shooting back to back films – His dedication is unequalled!

Now we know you like to see proof (would we lie to you?!) And of course we are more than able to provide.

So check out these film clips of Bill in action.

I should have really told you not to watch if you have an aversion to blood/gore or if you are of a nervous disposition. But if that’s the case I think you’re in the wrong place…

Now, I bet after you’ve seen that you would run a mile if you encountered him in the street. But that is just a testament to his amazing acting. In real life – You couldn’t meet a nicer guy! To quote his IMDB Page ‘he is the polar opposite of his volatile on-screen persona and is a frequent motivational speaker in schools and churches.’ Can you believe it? I know school would have been a lot more interesting if we had Bill come in and talk to us instead of some random businessman or a flock of nuns…

It goes without saying that Bill Oberst is The Nice Guy of Horror!

As mentioned earlier Bill has worked on tons of horror films and continues to do so as you read this. One notable movie (which we can’t wait to see) is Abraham Lincoln Vs Zombies

Bill Oberst Jr.

So why did we choose Bill as The King of Horror? Well let’s see. There’s his unique horror image, the array of horror films he has starred in, the horror projects he continues to work on, and his unwavering dedication to his role as an actor. And to top it all off – He’s a great, down to earth guy. He doesn’t just expect to be where he is now, he knows he has had to work hard and continue to work hard if he is going to progress to bigger, better things.

It’s only a matter of time before he takes the lead in a major, high-budget flick that will catapult him to worldwide fame and stardom. But before then, there’s plenty of time for him to star in some pretty kick ass movies along the way! Watch out for his future projects, or why not check out the ones he’s done in the past? All info is on his IMDB page.

Here’s some links if you would like any further info

http://www.billoberst.com – Check out the video section for more samples that we didn’t have the space to show.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2454994/ – Bill’s IMDB page

Remember we will post an interview with Bill in the next few days so keep an eye out for that.

I think you will agree that Bill Oberst Jr. definitely deserves to be this year’s King of Horror!

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In the next few days we will be announcing our King and Queen of Horror!

The title is given to the individuals who we believe are making a substantial difference in the world of horror, whether through film-making, writing, drawing/painting, acting – just someone who stands out above the rest.

We’ll be posting two features on the 28th March – One announcing the King, the other announcing the Queen. We will then be posting an interview with each of our newly crowned monarchs in the following days.

Stay tuned – I’m sure you will be happy with our choice!