Big A To Z. We are all just pushing through, keeping on and doing an incredible job. Be sure to visit my fellow powerhouse challengers by clicking on the top of my sidebar. I had a great weekend and finally, finally got to see Defiance. In a word: awesome. I loved the characters, the dynamic of this post-alien invasion, Old West style town. And it has Graham Greene, one of my all time favorite actors. I also saw The Sessions with Helen Hunt and John Hawkes. What an incredibly odd, but intriguing film. I can see why Hunt got her Oscar nom, but I think that Hawkes should have gotten one as well.
On with the show...
Today I'm spotlighting two ladies are who rapidly making a name for themselves in the testosterone fueled world of horror. Jen and Sylvia Soska aka The Twisted Twins, have taken the horror industry by storm with their debut flick Dead Hooker in a Trunk. The indie flick was produced for about $2500 and garnered some pretty good critical acclaim for its grindhouse style and wild energy. They count as one of their early
influences, the incredible Robert Rodriguez, who is known for his
stylish, over-the-top violent flicks like El Mariachi, Machete and Planet Terror. Dead Hooker was made following Rodriguez' advice, laid out in his book Revel Without A Crew. In an unexpected twist, Carlos Gallardo, star of El Mariachi, makes an appearance in the film as God.
Their second flick, American Mary, follows a medical student who gets caught up in the world of underground surgery. It stars one of my fave horror actresses, Katharine Isabelle. From all the buzz and awards it is receiving so far, it sounds like Jen and Sylvia have a certified hit on their hands.We will definitely be seeing a lot more of these ladies.
How was your weekend? See anything good