DIABOLIQUE MAGAZINE gets Exclusive Interview from The Soska Twins, complete with previously unseen behind the scenes photos from their new body horror film AMERICAN MARY!
NEWS BREAK! - Diabolique Magazine announces their exclusive and in-depth interview with the Soska Twins in Issue 14 available at newsstands and bookstores in early January, 2013. Jen and Sylvia Soska give Canadian body-horror a nip and tuck.The thematic undercurrents of American Mary, and even Dead Hooker in a Trunk — namely, the messiness of sexuality, and the plight of being a woman in a man’s world — are as tightly bound together as the self-proclaimed “Twisted Twins” themselves. Jen and Sylvia Soska spoke with Diabolique at length about the intersection of their personal and professional lives, and its creative impact on their ever-evolving body of work! Log on to: http://horrorunlimited.com/Issue-No.-14-Jan-Feb-2013.html for more details and to pre-order your copy of Diabolique magazine Issue 14 now!
Nominally, American Mary is cut from the cloth of the Canadian body-horror of David Cronenberg, but its torture sequences and characterization owe more to the feminist fervor of Takashi Miike’s Audition than the dystopia of Videodrome. As a hyper-violent inversion of Colin Clive’s mad scientist archetype in Frankenstein, Mary calls on her surgical kit not only as a tool for experimentation, but as a weapon to exact bittersweet revenge.
In a moment of reflexivity, writer-directors Jen and Sylvia Soska lay on operating tables adjacent to one another, exchanging smiles and locking pinkies before going under the surgical knife in their sophomore feature, the blacker than black horror-comedy American Mary. Preparing to undergo a procedure that will re-attach one of each of their limbs to the other’s body, the on-screen Soskas, billed as “Twin #1” and “Twin #2,” offer viewers a mirror image of their unified, off-screen collaborative dynamic. Fresh off of their tour of the international film festival circuit, the Soskas assure Diabolique: “We take absolutely no offense to you attributing one of our quotes to the other.” Before we begin our interview, Sylvia adds, “We share one brain, but two bodies.”
Inside DIABOLIQUE issue 14:
FROM FINAL GIRL TO FINAL CUT Colin McCracken on the changing face of women in contemporary horror — behind and in front of the camera
THE SURGEON MARY Max Weinstein's exclusive interview with Jen and Sylvia Soska on the Twisted Twins' reinvention of Canadian body-horror, with their new film, American Mary
THE WORST KIND OF LOVE Stephen Slaughter Head visits the set of Mama and brings us exclusive interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Andy and Barbara Muschietti, and Jessica Chastain
WITH THIS RING Short fiction by Michael A. Arnzen — inspired by a photograph by Anisa Nin
FROM THE SILVER SCREEN TO THE BOOK STORE Ian Ogilvy talks to Scott Feinblatt about his successful children's thriller series
THE MANY INCARNATIONS OF THE INNOCENTS Scott Feinblatt rediscovers Henry James's classic ghost story and traces its literary and cinematic history from the original fable to Jack Clayton's classic film
STAGE FRIGHT James Gracey on Hammer's new stage adaptation of Henry James's The Turn of the Screw and the lineage of the Theatre of Horror
BE IT EVER SO HAUNTED... Colin McCracken traces the history of cinema's classic haunted houses
THE TREACHERY OF LOVE Kristen Micek examines the dark side of love in classic horror scenarios
ISLE OF THE DEAD THROUGH THE AGES David Calbert explores the history of one of Arnold Böcklin’s most famous paintings