You know, Robert Rodriguez has a lot to answer for. His Grindhouse films Planet Terror and Machete have inspired a new generation of independent film-makers wanting to turn their own twisted ideas into full-fledged features. Take Canadian director Jason Eisener for example. His Hobo With A Shotgun (didn’t the Daily Mail just love it?) is a carefully crafted homage to the action exploitation genre and boasts a standout performance from the one and only Rutger Hauer.

Then’s there’s the Soska sisters. Armed with their film-making bible, Rodriguez’s Rebel Without a Crew, the twins maxed out their credit cards to fund their own Grindhouse-inspired vision – Dead Hooker in a A Trunk.

This no-holds barred comedy, which started out as a fake trailer – just like Eisener’s Hobo – follows four friends (Badass, Geek, Goody Two Shoes and Junkie) as they try to dispose the body of a prostitute left in the boot of their car. Along the way they encounter a series of totally insane characters and the mysterious Cowboy Pimp, who wants to claim the corpse for his own.

Shot as a series of escalating ‘ What the Hell’ moments, Dead Hooker, is like one of those pre-Polyester John Waters movies. It’s sleazy, offensive and very violent, but not in a degrading way – and that’s probably because the Soska sisters, Jen and Sylvia, are the ones behind the script and the camera.

Intentionally ridiculous, Dead Hooker is bloody good fun – but you have to suspend your belief from the outset. So don’t expect any logic – just sit back and enjoy one Hell of a ride.

Dead Hooker In A Trunk is available on DVD, released through Bounty Films

It also gets its UK TV premiere on The Horror Channel (Friday 29 July, 10.55pm)