Dead Hooker in a Trunk



Year: 2010
Director: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska
Cast: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska, Rikki Gange, C.J. Walls


Four very different friends, including two sisters, find themselves in an epic predicament when, after a night of partying, they discover a dead hooker in the trunk of their car. While trying to find out just who she is and how she got their, the group encounter several crazy situations including a serial killer who is hot on their trail.

The film is a breath of fresh air in its originality; it sheds all genre clich├ęs to offer an unpredictable, and for the most part entertaining ride. The film blends several genres, one minute acting as a brutal grindhouse slasher, the next a buddy road trip comedy. It works and it's an accomplishment in itself that a film that attempts to be so many different things never loses focus. Despite this, the film is not as effective as it could have been. The characters are underwritten and unlikable. Their reactions to the situations they encounter are often inappropriate or unrealistic to the point of being distracting at points (after having an eyeball knocked out, exactly how long can one go with no medical attention and a piece of duct tape over the socket?) Still, Dead Hooker in a Trunk is a creative, ambitious first feature from the Soska sisters. With a tighter script and a bigger budget, they certainly could be forces within the genre.

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1 comment:

  1. Really expecting good things to come from those lovely Soska twins!

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