Jen and Sylvia Soska
After an evening of drunkenness doing god knows what a sexy "Badass", her "Junkie" friend, "Geek" sister her Goody Two Shoes friend find a dead hooker in the trunk of their car. Trying to decide what to do with it aswell as investigate and avoid a serial killer, they come across angry drug dealers, a cowboy pimp who wants his hooker back and a necrophiliac motel manager among other crazy things!
The Soskas exploded onto most people's radar with their sensational American Mary on the festival circuit last summer. Most people hadn't heard of them before let alone seen their previous work. Among some shorts and a part in Lucifer Valentine's Slaughtered Vomit Dolls there is some genius and the girls' first feature length movie proves it. Dead Hooker is so low budget that on first glance it looks like a student project. The camera is often a bit shaky and the sound is either too loud or barely there. The special effects are 100% practical, just how I love 'em! There are clearly some things that needed a bit of work but are forgivable given the film's good points. The grind-house feel to it is awesome!
The acting is sometimes a bit hammy. The sister's when in more emotional scenes are perfectly dynamic not surprising given they are twins, the sister who plays the geek, Jen Soska never dropped the ball and Sylvia is hot and powerful in her role as the dominant but unpredictable sister. The actress who plays the junkie is probably my least favourite. She was often annoying but she does redeem herself in a later heart to heart with Jen's character. The goody two shoes is fun and has some reoccurring jokes at his expense. Notice I never use a character name? That's because, they don't have any!
The action and gore comes in force. You don't get constantly gratuitous gore like you come to expect from horror these days, instead when it did come it was often unexpected, brutal and perfectly done. One thing the Soska's know it's how to make blood splatter! The kills come in the form of big guns and power drills! What more do you want!
Over all I loved this movie! It was a damn good time! There is just not enough fun in the genre anymore but Dead Hooker In a Trunk brings that fun back. I look forward to what the Twisted Twins come up with next!