"Over the last 4 decades we’ve had Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper and David Cronenberg amongst others, carrying the flag for horror and bringing a genre that hadn’t really peeked since the monster movies of the 30’s and 40’s back into the eyes of cinema goers. Bringing with them blood, franchises and above all characters that have been feared and loved ever since.
Since then Hollywood has had a merchant for remakes and bringing back the dead to films that have had dozens of sequels and trying hard to replicate their success. Unforetunatley, while the remakes and new visions for films made for a previous generation bring in money for the studios, we’ve seen it all before with real prosthetics and not the new wave of CGI laziness.
Amongst the regurgitated shmuck, there are some gems arising in the horror scene that many will overlook due to the advertising of famous killers of yesteryear but let there be no mistake, where Carpenter gave us Myers, Craven gave us Freddy and Scream, Sean S. Cunningham gave us some of the best in cheap, filthy horror including Jason Vorhees and Hooper gave us the infamous Leatherface, over the next generation there will be more film makers creating their own legacy and placing themselves in the Horror Hall of Fame."
HUGE FUCKING HONOR ALERT! Blood Guts has made a list of the 5 New Faces of Horror which includes the ridiculously talented Ben Wheatley (KILL LIST, SIGHTSEERS, ABCS OF DEATH), Adam Green (HATCHET, FROZEN, GRACE), James Wan & Leigh Whannell (SAW, INSIDIOUS, DEAD SILENCE), James Watkins (EDEN LAKE, WOMAN IN BLACK), AND Jen and I - hence the 'huge fucking honour' alert.
"The Canadian twins have made a name for themselves as the new Queens of Horror within the underground thanks to grindhouse cult classic ‘Dead Hooker in a Trunk’.
The modest film written, directed, produced, starring, and stunted by the twins was made on a modest budget thanks to Robert Rodriguez book ‘Rebel Without A Crew’. With the twins love for horror and grindhouse their determination and artistic direction led to the film receiving great applause at several film festivals and becoming a cult hit.
After the release of the film, the twins set up their own production company ‘Twisted Twins Productions’ in which they have begun their legacy to bring horror from the back of Hollywoods alley to the forefront of Cinemas screens.
Making several short films with the new company, the twins set about writing a new feature length and pitching the idea to several big name horror directors including Rob Zombie, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino to name a few, it was none other than gore fest ‘Hostel’ director Eli Roth that took to the twins nad after seeing a few ideas, requested the script to ‘American Mary’, “The one about the med student”.To the twins surprise as this was their most ‘twisted’ idea they put the script forward and got ‘Ginger Snaps’ star Katharine Isabelle gripped from the first page. The most shocking of all was having the backing of none other than Monster house Universal take up ‘American Mary’ for distribution rights. Showing the film at Film4’s FrightFest in London, the film has been highly rated by even the harshest of film critics claiming the film ‘original’ and ‘fresh’ in a stale market where story takes the backseat to gore and torture-porn.
With this, not only have Jen and Sylvia Soska had two hit films in their filmography of 2, but they already have cogs in the works for future projucts ‘Bob’ and ‘The Man Who Kicked Ass’."
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A very humble thanks to the team at Blood Guts for including two crazed Canadian twins on their list. This is like being included in the horror royal family and we will make sure to work very hard to keep such a privilege.