The Twisted Twins, Jen and Sylvia Soska, have had their joint Twitter account suspended over images from their most recent film.
In fact it was images of Vandervoot’s character that led to the trouble. They are admittedly gruesome, and come with a word of warning, even here, for those who are a bit more squeamish.
What’s interesting is that the images had already appeared in issues of Rue Morgue and Fangoria, and the Twins had shared them specifically to promote the release of the trailer for the film which tells the following story, according to IMDb:
“What happens when you realize that to achieve your dreams you have to live a nightmare? Rose is a quiet, demure, unassuming woman in her looks and actions. Her dream is to become a famous designer in the fashion world, but a terrible accident leaves Rose scarred beyond recognition. She seeks out a radical untested stem cell treatment. The treatment is nothing short of a miracle and wallflower Rose turns into the belle of the ball. It all seems to good to be true. She is now everything she wanted to be. But everything in life comes at a price and this new found perfect life is no exception.”
Social media has had more than a few clashes with the horror community in recent months, most of it stemming from the various platforms trying to deal with some of the truly horrific real life videos and images that have been posted.
If you search #horror on Instagram, before you are taken to your results, you’ll receive a screen that reads: Can We Help? Posts with words or tags you’re searching for often encourage behavior that can cause harm and even lead to death. If you’re going through something difficult, we’d like to help.
While it’s a simple click to move forward, the implication has not sat well with many horror fans.
Twitter itself has gone back and forth trying to more clearly define what they will and will not allow on their platform in recent months, as well.
Whatever the reason, however, for now the Soskas are off of the social media site, though they have promised to return as soon as they can.
“It has been a big disappointment and so weird for Twitter to shut us down for images that were cool enough to be on the covers of two huge publications,” Jen said on her Facebook page. “That image has been reposted so many times. Why punish the filmmakers who are just announcing their film’s world premiere?”
Rabid is set to premiere at London FrightFest Film Festival on August 26, 2019. You can see the image that caused the stir as well as the trailer below!