Indie goddesses Jen and Sylvia Soska do more than just make great horror flicks; the “Twisted Twins” are 21st Century body-horror pioneers with hearts of gold. Every year in February to coincide with Women in Horror Month, they spearhead an annual blood drive, accompanied by a series of graphic PSA’s that genre fans will love! Here’s a letter they released to announce this year’s project:
“It’s that magical time of year again where we Sisters Soska don’t just want to spill blood on the screen, but want YOU to bleed for us. Don’t worry, it’s for an incredibly good cause…
Previous PSA: Sammy
As part of WiHM, each year we search out filmmakers from across the globe to make their own Public Service Announcements for Blood Services and Red Cross. The only requirements are that you have to be passionate about the cause and you must be a feminist. I’m proud to say that this year we have a record-setting 30 TEAMS that have participated. Magnificently each PSA was made with the filmmakers using their own money and resources along with generous donations and numerous volunteers.
We have a different theme each year and this year is BE A HERO.
In previous years, we’ve combined them all into one mega-anthology, but this year we’re making it our BIGGEST year yet. EVERY day in February (starting January 31st and ending March 1st) we will be releasing a NEW PSA via our Twisted Twins’ YouTube Channel. Please subscribe.
We are very proud to announce our outstanding list of contributors for our 2018 WiHM Massive Blood Drive:
Hannah Neurotica (WiHM Founder), Lex Lybrand, Paddy Murphy, Tonja Atmoic & Mi Chelle Nessk, Mary Rangel, Atropa Films, Maude Michaud, Tommy Pistol, Ama Lea, Damon Rickard, Adam Marcus, Stitch Mays, Marilyn Thomas, Joe Magna, Jamie DeWolf, Vanessa Wright, Nicholas Burman-Vince, Christian Francis & Mark Miller, Izzy Lee, Aleah Anseth, Sam Hawkins & Kim Pipkin, Andrew Hass, Dayna Noffke, Vicky Tori Ella, Aishlinn Clarke, Stephanie Michelle, Brandon Slagle, Michelle Romano, Angela Nolan, and us, the Soska Sisters.
Each day we’ll release profiles on the filmmakers along with their shorts and sometimes even poster art and BTS stills. As a special added surprise, you won’t know which one is being released when, so keep your eyes on the prize!
Thank you so much for watching, but PLEASE be sure to make an appointment to donate. We need you. After all, it’s in you to give.
Jen and Sylv”
For more on Women in Horror Month check out the official site at: http://www.womeninhorrormonth. com/
Today’s PSA is Bitch by Stephanie Dugan.
Official Synopsis: Stephanie Dugan BIO: I am born, bred, surviving and thriving in Cleveland, OH. I graduated from Cleveland State University with a bachelor’s in Film, however, I’ve been writing and shooting spooky movies since I was 9. My ultimate goal is to travel the world garnering inspiration from abandoned places where there was once a bit of humanity. I love all kinds of horror but am particular to all things satanic, depraved or full of classic monster tropes/allegory. I am constantly writing screenplays and dreaming up degenerate ways to scare an audience. I am currently in the pre-production phase of a film surrounding a cult and I’m trying to put together the necessary people and tools on a non-existent budget. I am also in the treatment phase of a werewolf film. I LOVE werewolves and they are completely underappreciated, in my opinion. I am someone who is intimately involved in every part of the filmmaking process, even one of my favorite parts, everyone’s favorite part-craft services. I feel as a woman, living at the cusp of the poverty line, you have to be, 110% closely involved, in order to be taken seriously and to make sure that your vision is fully realized and properly executed. I own and run Late October Productions which is a Cleveland-based film and photography studio. My lifestyle is horror, always has, always will be.
Blood donating is important to me because I’m aware of just how important it is for those who need last minute saving. The only incentive there is to donate, is the desire to help a stranger in need. You can be giving your blood to a child, an old lady, a mother, a teacher, a priest, a janitor, an artist anyone. Blood is humanity’s bonding lifeline, we all have it and we all can give it to save others. There are some people out there whose life depends on blood donations. A great way to make an impact is to donate blood and truly save someone’s life. Who knows you can always end up on the receiving end same day.
Full cast & crew
All from Cleveland, OH
Elena Sanchez as THE BITCH
Eric S. Grow as THE CREEP
Tom Stumpf GEAR GUY- he brought the lights and sound equipment
Kristine Gallagher BLOOD GIRL- she brought the blood and made the heart
The crew and I met at Cleveland State University while we were working towards our degree in film. We had so much fun in class, running around the city meeting new people, flashing our student IDs to shoot anywhere we wanted and making movies. Elena and I know each other from high school and she has always believed in my ideas and dreams. I met Eric during the annual 48 Hour Film Shootout, which I wrote and ran camera for.