Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Kristy Jett Has a Dead Hooker In Her Trunk

There's a new low budget indie flick out there, directed by and starring twin sisters Sylvia and Jen Soska, that's been sweeping the internet lately - and it's not just because of the fact that it has perhaps the best title in film history. It's called Dead Hooker In A Trunk and though I have unfortunately not seen it yet, part time Freddy In Space writer Kristy Jett has, and she even has a t-shirt to show for it. She stops by tonight to tell you all about the film she considers one the year's best. Being that we tend to have similar tastes when it comes to movies, i'm pretty sure I will be echoing these sentiments when I get the chance to see it.



To say Dead Hooker In A Trunk is a demure title for a film would be an understatement, and a flat out lie. It's a supremely polarizing title. You can assume you will either love it or hate it just from the heading. The point to be made is, Dead Hooker In A Trunk is one of the best films this year. From start to finish it holds its own. There's no pithy Diablo Cody dialogue or half-ass attempts at moral constitutions. It is a full on assault of your senses, eviscerating any stereotypes that may have sprouted from those unenthused over the title, Dead Hooker In A Trunk.

The women who made the film, Jen and Sylvia Soska, star in the film as Geek and Badass, respectively. Their names are characteristic of, well, their character. That is clear from the start. Badass has a hard night of partying with her bff Junkie, played by Rikki Gagne, resulting in madcap escapades when they realize that they partied a little TOO hard the night before and there is a dead hooker in the trunk of their classic car. Along for the ride are Geek and her love interest Goody Two Shoes played pitch perfect by CJ Wallis. If you don't crack a smile every time he is on screen you're probably missing something.

One curse that you can find in a lot of low budget Indie horror films is a lack of acting talent. The story may be there, but you'll be damned if it can be delivered without stutters and hiccups from inexperienced actors called in when a friend needs to cash in a favor. Dead Hooker excels from the exact opposite. Even in the few moments when the story does slow, or gets choppy, the characters hold your attention. Any inconsistencies are few and far between as the Soska Sisters hit their first feature out of the park.

Watching Dead Hooker In A Trunk gets you ready to jump on the Soska Sisters trolley and eagerly await the next step they make. Eli Roth has been quoted as saying "You should check out the Soska Sisters who made a film called Dead Hooker In A Trunk. They're two Canadian twin sisters that made a feature that they wrote, produced, directed, and starred in. And it's fantastic." Having a big name in the Hollywood scene call you out like that is an automatic stamp of approval in some respects. But this is the kind of film that can stand on its own, big name nod or not.

Take a look at the trailer and demand this film come to your town. There are a lot of commercial films that get begged into a screening, this is one Independent venture that deserves your vote and your hard earned money, If you want to be entertained, this is your film.

Interested in getting a screening in your town? Contact the sisters through their website.

3 comments:

the jaded viewer said...

Johnny - Kristy is dead on with Dead Hooker in a Trunk. And I'm not just saying that because my quote is in the trailer (@ 1:05) It is indeed:

"A cult classic in waiting and a hidden gem in indie filmmaking"

(my entire review is here: http://jadedviewer.blogspot.com/2010/03/dead-hooker-in-trunk-review.html)

I tried to put this flick on the radar a while ago and I'm glad everybody is getting to see it.

To know how versatile the Soska sisters are, they just did a documentary about YouTube celebs (http://jadedviewer.blogspot.com/2010/03/please-subscribe-trailer.html)

Plus their shorts are awesome. These twins are gonna make a punch in filmmaking.

The Mike said...

Great stuff Kristy! I agree with most of your points (especially the acting), and couldn't be happier that you put me on to this one!

Morphine said...

I want to see this