Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Dead Hooker In A Trunk (2009)

Fear 0/5
Gore 5/5
Entertainment 5/5
Creepiness 1/5

Quite possibly one of the greatest monikered movies of all time, Dead Hooker In a Trunk is pure grindhouse inspired madness. It's over the top in nearly every regard: blood, gore, violence with more 'fucks' uttered than a Joe Pesci movie. All sandwiched together with a killer metal soundtrack. So does it deliver? What the fucking fuck do you think?

Well if the title doesn't hint enough towards what will eventually take place onscreen, let me set up the scene. A nice, shy, geeky girl, her foul mouthed, badass, whorish twin sister and their junkie female roommate, wake up in their apartment after a hard night of partying at a local bar. The non-slutty sister tells her sis and roommate that they need to pick up her main squeeze, a bible beating kid who's the leader of a local youth group.


Arriving at the church run youth center, it becomes painfully apparent that yes, the bible beating dude is one mondo ginormous, Jesus freaky deeky, dweeb-o-rama. After meeting our prime potential suspect numero uno, AKA the pastor, the kids leave. Peeling out in the badass sister's sweet vintage GTO, a few trunk bumps and thumps later, they pull over to find their dead street walking stow away. Thinking that maybe they had accidentally killed her during their raucous activities from the night before and stuffed the body into the trunk until they could figure out what to do next, the kids argue back and forth on the next course of action.

After a night at a motel to figure things out, (and almost getting caught by the cops if not for the sexy wiles of the slutty sister), what transpires next is a series of events which can only be described as a comedy of errors (highlighted by my epic use of the semicolon). --Spoiler alert!-- With the hooker still hitching a ride in the trunk: the kids stop at a drug dealer's apartment so that junkie roommate can get her head right; her arm falls victim during a drug hit that rivals that of Scarface; as badass sister enters the complex to figure out what the hey is going on, a mysterious figure takes a baseball bat to the side of the cabesa of the geeky sister as she waits outside the car in the apartment parking lot, knocking out her eyeball in the process; getting the fuck out of dodge, they soon pull off the side of the road and as they try to figure out what to do next, junkie roommate loses the arm completely to a passing semi; they then head out into the surrounding woods to bury the body, reattach the junkie roommates arm and take some electrical tape to the socket of the eyeball missing geeky sister; mid burial, they find out the hooker is not dead, startled, the badass sister bashes her head in with the shovel, now she's dead; they find out that a serial killer with a penchant for hookers has been running amock, they think that maybe they're actually on a mission from God?; they come across and wax whom they suspect is the killer by way of a pair of pliers and a drill; they come face to face with the real killer who suffers from a lifelong affliction of penile non-enhancement and they have an epic show down with him and his henchmen. Oh and somewhere in between all of that madness is a fight with the hooker's cowboy pimp and a cab ride with Jesus. --End of spoilers and ridiculously long usage of semicolons--

This is a fun, wacky and deliciously deranged first effort from the talented tandem at Twisted Twin Productions, Jen and Sylvia Soska (yuppers, the same twins that star in the film, they're multi-faceted!). I can't wait to see what these crazy gals come up with next.

Cortez the Killer

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5 comments:

Sarah from Scare Sarah said...

Love that title! Can't go wrong here.

Theron said...

I really liked this flick. It's all adrenaline and attitude. Very cool. My only issue with it was I felt that it needed a little tightening, but I've heard it's been trimmed a bit. Can't wait to see it again!

the jaded viewer said...

I loved this flick as well. After finding it and then getting in contact with the Soska Sisters, they are the nicest dedicated filmmakers I've talked to.

It's funny black humor with tons of WTF-ness sold it on me. Here be my review of Dead Hooker in a Trunk.

They even put my quote on a new trailer which was a first for me.

http://jadedviewer.blogspot.com/2010/04/my-quote-is-in-trailer.html

Cortez The Killer said...

@Sarah, certainly can't. And its one damn fine thrill ride to boot!

@Theron, I was lucky enough to have received a newer version of the film that had been tinkered with by the filmmakers. No issues with me.

@Jaded, they are incredibly nice and gracious. And I hope to one day be as illustrious as you and have a filmmaker work in one of my quotes into a trailer or DVD cover. One can only dream.....

Mike Snoonian said...

You have no idea how stoked I am waiting for this movie to show up in my mail box. I literally screamed with joy in the middle of a coffee shop when they emailed me telling me they were sending a copy.