Daily Archives: 05/03/2012
DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK-CANADA-2009
Written and Directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska
Yeah, okay so being a movie reviewer means that I’m always looking for new and different stuff to watch, to write about and to generally express my crazy fucked up opinion thereof. So with that in mind let me say that I was perusing bloodydisgusting.com for new ideas as to the level of depravity to which my cinematic mind would stoop. Lo and behold I see a title jump out me like a porn star on an appendage; DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK. Now I think to myself just how fucking fucked up do you have to be to name a movie something like that. The answer would have to be not very and pretty fucked up. The debut film from the Soskia sisters revolves around four friends and their attempt to get rid of the body of a dead hooker that’s been left in the trunk of their car. Pretty soon we are steeped in murder, torture, amputation and any word ending in -ion that you can fucking thinks of. The sisters Soskia load DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK with every influence that’s clicked in their pretty and twisted little minds since day 1. I noticed references to Martin Scorsese (tracking shot and introduction of most of the major characters) and Quentin Tarantino (POV shot from the trunk of a car as well as Pulp Fictionesque dialogue) within the confines of this movie. I’m sure that there are others that I haven’t quite caught on to, but it’s a fair indication that these babes mean business if they pay homage to these two directorial giants. DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK has its flaws, but not so much that they get in the way of the story line. If they play their cards right (shameful shameless cliché), then these sicko sisters may just have a place in the horrific horror genre. I’d love to see how they handle a remake of Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers.
The role of Goody Two-Shoes was originally written for a female – as the whole main cast was set to be female. When production started for the feature, their original Goody dropped out two days before filming leaving the directors. Sylvia Soska and CJ Wallis went to a screening of his work where he played a character very similar to what they were looking for with Goody. He was cast that night and the script was rewritten with a male in the role.
The first screenings of the film took place in February of 2010. The very first screening being at the Ghouls on Film Festival in the UK with the second being the Pretty/Scary DOA Bloodbath Film Fest in Texas a few days later.
C.J. Wallis not only played Goody Two-Shoes in the film, but also edited, shot, sound tracked, marketed, and did all post on the film.
No hookers were harmed during the principal photography of this feature film production.
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