The Soska sisters were born on their mother’s birthday, April 29, in Canada and run their own film production company, Twisted Twins Productions. The twins graduated from Argyle Secondary School. Their love of horror began at an early age, when their mother gave in to their constant begging to watch Poltergeist. They decided to work in the horror movie field soon after, initially trying to become actresses and working as extras in various well known films and television series’, but were very unhappy with the stereotypical twin roles they were being offered. Seeking to make themselves marketable for better roles, Jen and Sylvia briefly attended film school, creating their movie, Dead Hooker in a Trunk, as a final project. They directed, starred in, wrote, and produced it, with a budget of $2500.
Following their first project, the twins struggled to find work for women in the film industry. Deciding to make films themselves, they created American Mary. Their film, See No Evil 2 was released in late 2014.
The twins are strong supporters of gender equality and LGBTQ causes. They strongly support Women in Horror Month every February, and create a new blood donation PSA for it every year. The subculture of body modification fascinates them despite not having any extreme modifications themselves. The social acceptance and fair treatment of all individuals is something they loudly advocate, including support for the transgender and gender variant communities. They are also avid fans of WWE, making See No Evil 2 with Lionsgate and WWE studios and working with wrestler Kane and coming back for Vendetta starring Big Show and Dean Cain. The Soska Sisters are fans of Grindhouse cinema, and are influenced by directors Robert Rodriguez, Mary Harron, David Cronenberg, Wes Craven, and Eli Roth, who helped inspire them to make their film American Mary. The film’s first funding came from their parents who remortgaged their home to invest in the film. The twins cite Alfred Hitchcock as an influence; they appear in all their films and have a tendency to kill off blonde females in their scripts, quoting the famous filmmaker “blondes make the best victims.”
Longtime comic book fans, the Soska Sisters first released comic book came in a story featuring Night Nurse for Marvel’s Secret Wars Journal #5 in September 2015. They have also teamed with Daniel Way and Rob Dumo on their first full length very graphic novel entitled Kill-Crazy Nymphos Attack! even featuring the sisters’ likenesses in two characters called The Sister Sisters.