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Dead Hooker in a Trunk (2009, Canada)

Dead Hooker in a Trunk (2009)Dead Hooker in a Trunk is the feature film directional debut of twin sisters, Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska. Released in 2009 by The Independent Film Channel (IFC) this low budgeted Canadian film is a homage to exploitation films of the 1970’s.

After a night of heavy drinking, twin sisters badass (Sylvia Soska) and geek (Jen Soska), head out with their junkie friend (Rikki Gagne) to pick up goody two shoes (CJ Wallis) from his church youth group. What begins as another mundane day for the twin sisters soon takes a turn for the absurd when they discover a dead body in the trunk of their car.

Since the group have no idea how the body ended up in the car (or are even able to recall the events of the previous night) the decision to call the police is vetoed in favour of dumping the body themselves. Unfortunately for the group dumping the body is a lot harder than it initially sounded…

Dead Hooker in a Trunk (2009)

Set in Vancouver Dead Hooker in a Trunk is a unrelenting road movie; a exploitative wet dream where the audience are expected to expect the unexpected. Extreme situations occur frequently, but the four main characters (despite being named after archetypes) remain grounded by real emotion that continues to develop throughout the 92 minute running time. Dead Hooker in a Trunk is ultimately about the relationship the group shares with each other, as twisted as it is.

Written, directed and produced independently by the Soska Sisters and edited by CJ Wallis (who also provided the soundtrack), Dead Hooker in a Trunk is a powerful venture into the horror genre that is destined to become a cult classic. The energy that extrudes from the screen is matched only by the Soska Sisters’ dark humour. An ambitious and creative debut that deserves to be welcomed with open arms by any self-confessed consumer of violent cinema.

Dead Hooker in a Trunk (2009), directed by Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska.
Written by Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska.
Starring Rikki Gagne, Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska.

Tagline: “The whore in the boot was the least of their worries…”
Released: 20 April 2009 (Canada) / 3 August 2011 (USA)
Certificate: 18 (UK) / Not rated (USA)

Dead Hooker in a Trunk was reviewed by Ken Wynne.
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