Friday, September 09, 2011
"Vancouver twins Jen and Sylvia Soska have made their debuting feature DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK and it is total bliss cinema. This film reminds me a great deal of the early, gonzo John Waters productions (during his PINK FLAMINGOS and FEMALE TROUBLE period), except the Soska film has better acting. Every character is a stereotype (called Junkie, Geek, Badass, Goody Two Shoes) and the performances are either gritty/tough or wistful/tender, but every performance seems committed and real. We believe in these rejects and ultimately come to care about them, as difficult as that may seem. In this production, everyone rolls up his or her sleeves and pitches in. Jen and Sylvia Soska star, write and direct and many of the other cast members (particularly C.J. Wallis) perform multiple duties. And they all do wonderful jobs." ~ Gary Svehla, Midnight Marquee Mad About Movies
DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK was indeed a labor of love. Cast members doubled as crew and crew doubled as cast. Crew doubled as even more crew. Watch the credits at the end of the film and see how many times names appear again and again. It was dream of ours that the passion of our outstanding team would come across, blazing brightly in the film itself. I cannot tell you the amazing feeling we get when someone watches the film and sees even a handful of the little extras and details we snuck in there. When someone, like MIDNIGHT MARQUEE: MAD ABOUT MOVIES' Gary Svehla, an esteemed professional in the business for more than 30 years, sees the film and catches every last detail we snuck in it leaves us speechless.
Now, I'd like to quote the whole article right here, word for word. It's thoughtfully written in a way that shows the writer has seen more than his fair share of films and filmmakers come and go. His review just blew us away. I don't want to blow any of the details so I insist you go right now and read the review for yourselves. I must warn you, there are spoilers, but if you haven't seen DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK by now it's nothing short of miraculous that you've found your way to our Penny Dreadful Diary.
Get the FULL SPECTACULAR DHIAT REVIEW right here!
Our most humble thanks to Gary for taking the time to both watch and review the film. You made our days, our weeks, and, more likely than not, our months. Thank you for watching and we promise the best is yet to come. We can't wait to unleash our AMERICAN MARY on the world.