The Soska sisters have always loved film. Since childhood, they were heavily involved in acting. Above all, they had a special place in their twisted little hearts for horror. In elementary school, they began reading Stephen King novels, much to the dismay of their teachers. They would go to video stores and sneak over to the horror selection and look at the backs of all the boxes. When they’d find a “good one”, they’d call the other over and then convince their mom to let them take it home.
Dead Hooker In A Trunk was their debut film. The twins wrote, directed, produced, starred in, and preformed the stunts for the film. They took lessons learned from Rodriguez’s book, Rebel Without A Crew, on how film making could be done on a modest budget if you have the creativity and ambition to make your film. The film so followed the spirit of El Mariachi, that the twins’ story reached the original El Mariachi, Carlos Gallardo, who not only gave the ladies advice but also appeared in the film in the appropriate role as God. The film has been embraced by horror fans, film festival, reviewers, and film makers becoming 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. The film and the Twisted Twins have even caught the attention of director Eli Roth who praises them saying, “you should check out the Soska sisters, who made a film called Dead Hooker In A Trunk. They made it low budget and it’s fucking awesome. It’s really violent and the stunts are superb. They are two Canadian twin sisters who made a feature that they wrote,
produced, directed, and starred in. And it’s fantastic.”
Jen and Sylvia Soska have gone on to make a feature-length documentary that follows the lives of four viral, YouTube personalities entitled, Please Subscribe, 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
Jen and Sylvia are proff that there is also beauty in horror behind the scenes.
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