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Dead Hooker in a Trunk -- Set in beautiful Vancouver, four friends set out on an everyday errand and end up in a fight for their lives when they discover the body of a dead hooker left in their trunk.
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Dead Hooker in a Trunk -- A hot geek girl, a bible-thumper and a junkie try to dispose of a body in their car trunk while eluding cops, killers and a mysterious cowboy pimp.
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Rikki Gagne ... Junkie

Jen Soska ... Geek

Sylvia Soska ... Badass / 1989 The Cunt
C.J. Wallis ... Goody Two Shoes (as CJ Wallis)

Loyd Bateman ... Killer
Farley M. Gagne ... Billy (as Farley M Gagne)

Tasha Lee Moth ... Hooker (as Tasha Moth)

Carlos Gallardo ... God
Ed Brando ... Emergency Doctor
Tammy Field ... Youth Group Girl
Tyler Hjorthoy ... Youth Group Punk
Piper Hjorthoy ... Guardian Angel
Dario Paris ... Youth Group Guy
Michael Schaldemose ... Helpful Man

John Tench ... Cowboy Pimp

Nickolas Baric ... Cop #1 (as Nickolos Baric)
David Barkes ... Motel Manager
Jamie Bell ... Weirdo (as James Bell)
Kiwi O'Gorman ... Stoner Clerk (as Nevyn Nunchaku Noir)
John J. Gulayets ... Sketchy Guy
Palamino ... Goat
Eric Steel ... Random Guy

Hugo Steele ... Cop #2
John Van Graven ... Semi-Truck Driver
Marius Soska ... 1977 Rabbi
Spencer Barkes ... 1987 Killer
Tanin Kayvan ... 1987 Girlfriend
Gwendy Bug ... 1989 Gwen (as Gwendy Bug [R.I.P.])
Dahlia Moth ... 1989 Geek / 1989 Badass

Denton Winn ... 1989 Bad Dad (as Denton E Winn)
Zara Durrani ... 1995 Prom Date (as Zora Durrani)
Evan Morgan ... 1995 Killer
Aaron Au ... Triad

Raymond Chan ... Triad
Philip Chang ... Triad
Alex Chiang ... Triad
Trevor Addie ... Dumbell
Martin Dudzik ... Dumbell
Trevor Gemma ... Dumbell
Donavin Kuhl ... Dumbell (as Donovan Kuhl)

Joel McGowan ... Dumbell
Kyle Skene ... Dumbell
Ben Van Kleek ... Dumbell
Fredrick The Dee ... Himself
Snowy Angel ... Himself
Allison Einarson ... Hooker (as Allison Clark)
Dawn Duffy ... Hooker
Stacy Mitchell ... Hooker
John Seed ... Hooker
Jeffrey K. Arnold ... Incura (as Jeffrey K Arnold)
Gatlin Fitzgerald ... Incura
Kyle Gruninger ... Incura
Jim McLaren ... Incura
Jono Olsen ... Incura
Christian Aldred ... Incura Fan
Mike Birkwieser ... Incura Fan
Ariane Boily ... Incura Fan
Brian Fick ... Incura Fan

Nicole Lissner ... Incura Fan
Tracy Lissner ... Incura Fan
Katherine E. Mintz ... Incura Fan (as Katherine Mintz)
Connie 'Cass' Ng ... Incura Fan
Anthony Taylor ... Incura Fan
Michael Wade ... Incura Fan
Lance Dziurzynski ... Bouncer

Directed by
Jen Soska  (as Jen)
Sylvia Soska 
Writing credits
Jen Soska (written by) (as Jen) &
Sylvia Soska (written by)

Produced by
Loyd Bateman .... producer
Donald Charge .... producer (as Don Charge)
Agnes Soska .... producer
Jen Soska .... producer (as Jen)
Marius Soska .... producer
Sylvia Soska .... producer
Mary Ann Van Graven .... producer
Original Music by
C.J. Wallis  (as CJ Wallis)
Cinematography by
Loyd Bateman (camera operation by)
C.J. Wallis (camera operation by) (as CJ Wallis)
Film Editing by
C.J. Wallis  (as CJ Wallis)
Set Decoration by
Loyd Bateman 
Dahlia Moth 
Tasha Lee Moth  (as Tasha Moth)
Jen Soska  (as Jen)
Sylvia Soska 
Gary Starkell 
C.J. Wallis  (as CJ Wallis)
Makeup Department
Alyssa Satow .... prosthetic effects (as Alyssa)
Katie Satow .... prosthetic effects
Jennifer Slavin .... additional makeup effects
Kyla Rose Tremblay .... additional makeup effects
Mary Ann Van Graven .... key hair stylist
Mary Ann Van Graven .... key makeup artist
Mary Ann Van Graven .... prosthetic effects
Sound Department
C.J. Wallis .... adr mixer (as CJ Wallis)
C.J. Wallis .... foley (as CJ Wallis)
C.J. Wallis .... production sound mixer (as CJ Wallis)
C.J. Wallis .... sound designer (as CJ Wallis)
C.J. Wallis .... sound editor (as CJ Wallis)
C.J. Wallis .... sound mixing (as CJ Wallis)
Special Effects by
David Barkes .... pyrotechnic effects: Thistlehead FX
David Barkes .... special effects: blood, gore & fire, Thistlehead FX
Visual Effects by
Loyd Bateman .... additional visual effects
C.J. Wallis .... visual effects (as CJ Wallis)
Trevor Addie .... stunt driver
Trevor Addie .... wire puller
Maja Aro .... stunt double: Badass (as Maja Stace-Smith)
Nickolas Baric .... wire puller (as Nickolos Baric)
Loyd Bateman .... stunt coordinator
Loyd Bateman .... stunt driver
Lauro Chartrand .... stunt coordinator
Kimberly Chiang .... stunt coordinator (as Kim Chiang)
Kimberly Chiang .... stunt double: Geek (as Kim Chiang)
Mark Chin .... wire puller
Laura Lee Connery .... stunt double: Badass
Laura Lee Connery .... stunt driver
Duane Dickinson .... stunt driver (as Dwayne Dickenson)
Darryl Quon .... wire puller (as Darryl Quan)
Jacob Rupp .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Sanca .... stunt driver
Hugo Steele .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Trevor Addie .... additional camera operator
Loyd Bateman .... lighting
Ed Brando .... lighting
Jen Soska .... additional camera operator
Sylvia Soska .... additional camera operator
Zach Steele .... additional lighting
C.J. Wallis .... lighting
Editorial Department
Sylvia Soska .... first assistant editor
C.J. Wallis .... color correction (as CJ Wallis)
Other crew
C.J. Wallis .... titles (as CJ Wallis)
David Barkes .... farm animal wrangler (uncredited)
David Barkes .... special thanks
Ann Bolaton .... special thanks
Lauro Chartrand .... special thanks
Mike Ching .... special thanks
Dawn Duffy .... special thanks
Nia Edwards-Behi .... special thanks
Carlos Gallardo .... special thanks
Chris Gaunt .... special thanks
Dai Green .... special thanks
Avery Guerra .... special thanks
Deborah Johnson .... special thanks
Kirk Johnson .... special thanks
George Jung .... special thanks
Andrew McQuade .... special thanks
Karen Neko .... special thanks
Hannah Neurotica .... special thanks
Jeff O'Brien .... special thanks
Cindy Riesling .... special thanks
Robert Rodriguez .... special thanks
Andrew Rose .... special thanks
Dione Rose .... special thanks
Eli Roth .... special thanks
Chad Sayn .... special thanks
Agnes Soska .... special thanks
Marius Soska .... special thanks
Kat Thompson .... special thanks
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Canada:92 min
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Did You Know?

The role of Goody Two-Shoes was originally written for a female - as the whole main cast was set to be female. When production started for the feature, their original Goody dropped out two days before filming leaving the directors. Sylvia Soska and CJ Wallis went to a screening of his work where he played a character very similar to what they were looking for with Goody. He was cast that night and the script was rewritten with a male in the role.See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The Soska Sisters have to be taken on their own terms, 8 June 2014
Author: m-a-elsewhere

Spiritual awakening in the scenic byways of western Canada...but only sort of.

Less extreme horror exploitation than a null-budget anarcho-punk statement from identical twin sister auteurs Jen & Sylvia Soska (a.k.a. Twisted Twins), DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK is the visual equivalent of lo-fi riot grrrl garage rock—mashing up Robert Rodriguez, Harmony Korine, Nick Zedd, Amos Poe, and Eli Roth, with an occasional whiff of Greg Araki.

The movie has to be taken on its own terms. In keeping with a homage to no wave and grindhouse esthetics, the Soskas apparently consider continuity to be cisgender heteronormative fascism imposed by imperialist capitalist elitism: exterior shots filmed before & after a snowstorm are spliced together; one character's severed limb randomly appears re-attached; it seems that a lead role had to be reinvented on the fly when the actress cast for the part didn't show up on set and the only available substitute was the cameraman. Some viewers can roll with this; others can't.

Still, the script is energetic, brutal, funny, often quite sparkling, albeit the actors mumble and stumble through any dialogue more complicated that "F*&K!"

The plot? There's a dead hooker in the trunk: roll camera and--ACTION!

More specifically: Geek, her severely hungover twin sister Badass, and Badass' equally hungover punk-rawk pal Junkie are giving Geek's friend Goody Two-Shoes a lift home from his Christian youth ministry when, en route, they discover that someone's stashed drugs and a corpse in the boot of Badass' car. the police? It's not like they had anything to do with it, right? Well, that's another problem--

BADASS: "Last night is really fuzzy..."

Thus the quartet, uncertain whether they're psycho-killers, have to find an informal way to ditch a cadaver in suburban Vancouver in broad daylight in winter--and pious Goody Two-Shoes demands they do so while respecting the dignity of the deceased. Plus, they're all being hunted by the real murderer or murderers.

Complications, mayhem, mutilations, homicides' 'n' hijinx, along with gratuitous everything and a cameo appearance by God, ensue.

It all hangs together—often barely—by dint of the Soska sisters' relentless fan-sensibility attitude.

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