Happy Birthday, Twisted Twins!

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.

Katharine Isabelle, being the queen of my heart. American Mary, 2012.

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.)

Marilyn Chambers as Rose. Rabid, 1977. Please let Katharine Isabelle play her in the remake.

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.


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