‘Twinpool’ by The Soska Sisters and Lauro Chartrand
This February marks the ninth year of Women in Horror Month. Since “you can’t think horror without thinking blood,” one of its ongoing traditions is a massive blood drive in collaboration with Twisted Twins Productions. Any horror fan worth their salt knows who the Twisted Twins are: Vancouver, Canada-based identical twins/writers/directors/actors/producers/game show hosts Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary, Dead Hooker in a Trunk, Hellevator). The Soskas have joined forces with filmmaker/stunt coordinator/performer Lauro Chartrand (War for the Planet of the Apes) to produce Twinpool, a PSA (Public Service Announcement) in support of their appeal (more of a demand, really) to donate blood – and it uses Marvel antihero Deadpool as a jumping-off point.
And man, does it ever jump off to some truly strange places. Besides the obvious Deadpool references, there are also nods to Fight Club and Breakfast Club. Frequent Soska co-conspirator Tristan Risk makes a fun cameo appearance. Be forewarned, though: this is R-rated horror, definitely NSFW, with swordplay, gunplay, buckets of blood, spilling entrails, head shots, butt shots, dick shots, fart jokes, extremely foul language, along with lots of pretty impressive stunt work.
It’s a blast. Enjoy. And make the trek to your local Red Cross to donate blood – soon. You really don’t want to piss the Soskas off.