"Seen as a pair of twisted twins in their horror movie American Mary, Jen and Sylvia Soska are an unnervingly creepy duo.
But behind the camera, as the directors and writers of the film, they are utter charmers, at least according to actress Katherine Isabelle, who was easily enchanted into playing the titular blood-drenched, scalpel-wielding anti-heroine by the 30-year-old sisters.
"When I first met them, we were supposed to meet for sushi at a normal dinner time around 6 o'clock, and we ended up going out till, like 4 in the morning, having a total blast," Isabelle says. "We were, like, instantly best friends. "They are so fascinating to be around, to watch their brains work," she says.
"You fall in love with them instantly and they inspire passion in everyone else. We all really, really wanted to make them happy." It's fair to say making movies make the Soska sisters very happy indeed. The Vancouver-spawned siblings first exploded on the scene in 2011 with a lurid $2,500 dark comedy titled Dead Hooker in a Trunk.
From there, they looked to Hollywood to solidify a career, but the experience of taking meetings with creepy Hollywood power players left an imprint on their second film, American Mary, in which Isabelle's medical student is abused by the "respectable" medical establishment and takes refuge in the underground world of body modification."
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