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Film / Dead Hooker in a Trunk

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Dead Hooker in a Trunk is a 2009 Canadian Black Comedy crime film, directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska.

We follow four friends, a badass, a junkie, a geek and a goody two-shoes. While on an errand, they find a dead hooker tossed into the trunk of their car. On a quest to not be wrongfully arrested for the crime, the friends go on a quest to hide the corpse, all while the police and various unsavoury characters pursue them. Meanwhile, the hooker's killer is lurking in the shadows...


This film contains examples of:

  • Accidental Murder: When our protagonists are burying the hooker, she suddenly wakes up and Badass bashes her head in with a shovel in a panic.
  • Activist Fundamentalist Antics: Goody Two-Shoes and his church are mentioned as planning an anti-pornography bake sale. No explanation is given as to the connection between the event and its goal.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Badass and Junkie are both seen having sex with men, but can't dismiss hiring a female prostitute in a drunken bender.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Junkie gets her arm ripped off by a random truck driving by.
  • Big Bad: The unnamed Serial Killer who put the hooker in the trunk.
  • Black Cloak: The killer wears one when he goes after his victims.
  • Disposable Sex Worker: The film's MacGuffin is a prostitute's corpse.
  • Eye Scream: The Cowboy Pimp gouges out Geek's eye. Later, the killer tries to skullfuck Geek in the socket.
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  • Gory Deadly Overkill Title of Fatal Death
  • I Love the Dead: Geek gets a hotel room at a discount by letting the desk clerk have sex with the hooker's corpse. The clerk thinks she's still alive, but unconscious.
  • Karma Houdini: Nothing happens to the main characters, despite the many crimes they commit over the course of the film.
  • MacGuffin Title
  • Ms. Fanservice: Badasss is introduced in a Lingerie Scene, and wears skimpy and tight clothing throughout.
  • No Name Given: No character gets a name in this movie, the names used here are descriptors given in the credits.
  • Non-Action Guy: Goody Two-Shoes is the token guy of the group.
  • Sanity Slippage: Goody Two-Shoes slowly comes unglued in all the chaos of trying to hide a body, and all the bodies piling up.
  • Sinister Minister: Goody Two-Shoes' pastor is the serial killer terrorizing the city.
  • Villain Protagonist: Badass is a violent hedonist who can't conclusively rule out murdering a prostitute on a drunken bender, and is perfectly willing to do anything to hide the body. The other protagonists are more neutral, with Badass being the only one who actually kills anybody.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Goody Two-Shoes puking over the gory chaos becomes a Running Gag in the film.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: The killer is motivated by the fact that hookers laugh at his penis, which was mutilated in his infancy via botched circumcision.


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