Happy birthday to Jen and Sylvia Soska! The Twisted Twins are the writers and directors of movies such as Dead Hooker in a Trunk (possibly my favorite film title of all time) and American Mary, and they are the masterminds behind the horror game show Hellevator. I haven’t seen a lot of their work (just one movie, in fact: American Mary), but based on that movie I’m a big fan.
The Soskas are directing the upcoming remake of David Cronenberg’s Rabid. Though I’m not usually a fan of remakes, this is a movie that, in the right hands, could be updated in a really interesting way. The Soskas are perfect for the project: like Cronenberg, they’re talented, screwed-up Canadians with an aptitude for body horror. (I say that with the utmost respect and affection — if you’re in horror and you’re not a little bit screwed-up, you’re probably not doing it right.)
The Soskas are scheduled to be at Texas Frightmare Weekend next week. If I manage to meet them, I’ll tell them how excited I am about Rabid, and then I will come back here and regale you with tales of how socially awkward I was. But for now, let us celebrate by watching one of their movies or checking out Hellevator. Have a good weekend, horror fans.