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Dead Hooker in a Trunk


Trust me: Leave it locked up.

Rod Lott January 19th, 2012

As Adam West once famously spoke as Batman, “Some days, you just can't get rid of a bomb.”

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Substitute “bomb” with “whore corpse,” and you have the Canadian crime spree known as “Dead Hooker in a Trunk.” The title is the best thing about it, raising all sorts of hope it cannot satisfy.

Written and directed by sisters Jen and Sylvia Soska — who star as Geek and Badass, respectively — the low-budget movie has them and friends Junkie (Rikki Gagne) and Goody Two Shoes (C.J. Wallis) finding the body of a deceased prostitute in the car, and trying to do something about it with obstacles at every turn.

One early line of dialogue, "You just can't drive around with a corpse in your car. Fuck it,” represents the entire story, with the foursome’s efforts peppered with fleeting moments of horny cops, Japanese rock, a chainsaw attack, devil-may-care gunplay, uncontrollable vomiting, a vengeful cowboy (“I reckon you got my whore”), clunky timing, amateurish performances and a douche with a baseball bat.

As Act 3 kicks off, the Jesus-loving Goody Two Shoes exclaims, “I’m fucking tired of it!” Truer words were never spoken, but I would’ve placed the line maybe eight, nine, 10 minutes in, tops. “Dead Hooker” is a grindhouse wannabe that plays like a grind. It has all the attitude with none of the altitude.

One character loses an eye. Another character loses an arm. You’ll just lose 89 minutes of your life. That’s too precious to waste. —Rod Lott



 
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