Two Twisted

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Two Twisted is an Australian TV mystery anthology drama which premiered on the Nine Network on 14 August 2006. Narrated by Bryan Brown, who also produced the series' predecessor, Twisted Tales, each episode of the series contains two short half-hour stories, that have a twist ending. Also present in each episode is a link or connection between the two tales.

Rather than draw on a pool of experienced writers, the producers of the series issued a call to up-and-coming writers to submit screenplays. Some 2,400 entries were received and from these, 14 finalists were chosen. Directors were chosen in a similar fashion. A mix of experienced and emerging directors were chosen to shoot each episode.

Each episode was shot over a period of four days with each director given another four days to edit.

Episodes[edit]

  • There's Something About Kyanna – Starring Melissa George. George stars as an author who one day loses a sock that eventually leads to a greater mystery.
  • Finding Frank – Starring Garry McDonald and Steve Bisley. McDonald plays a security guard on his last day before retirement. Nerves not being what they used to be, he has a hard time with his fellow security guard, Frank, constantly putting him on edge with pranks during the shift.
  • Call Back – Written by Matthew Macknamara and directed by Graeme Burfoot stars Tom Long and Lisa McCune. With a simple phone call Karl Wells has the opportunity to erase the past and this time save the lives of his brutally murdered wife and son. The only problem is he needs to convince his past self that he is for real. Shot over four days in Sydney, Australia in early 2006 the episode deals with regret and how we each deal with it.
  • Heart Attack – Written by David Chidlow and directed by Rachel Ward. Whilst exercising, a doctor suffers a series of heart attacks. He's admitted to intensive care and placed on life support. His dead heart is removed and sent for testing. Whilst his wife waits through the night in the hospital for news, the gruesome truth about his condition emerges.
  • Von Stauffenberg's Stamp – Written by James Robertson and directed by Glendyn Ivin. A genteel stamp trader (Sam Neill), a docile barber (Roy Billing), his rude alcoholic wife (Wendy Hughes) and a fabled stamp... will authentication lead to murder?
  • A Date With Doctor D – Rolly Schwartz (Alex Dimitriades) thinks it's just another average morning until he discovers the nightmare lurking in his bedroom closet. His associate (Asher Keddie) doesn't make anything easier.
  • Soft Boiled Luck – Written by James Robertson and directed by Brendan Donovan. Bryan Brown and Deborah Mailman play detectives investigating a murder mystery involving clones (Aden Young).
  • Arkham's Curios and Wonders – Written and Directed by Tony D'Aquino. Vincent (Edmund Cinis) orders items through the mail to try to overcome the fact that everybody is leaving. Lisa Hensley plays Vincent's mother(s) and Bill Hunter stars as Vincent's zombie grandfather.
  • A Flash Exclusive – A reporter for a tabloid magazine rents a room at a woman's (played by Peta Wilson) house to get the inside scoop.
  • Delivery Man – A woman (Susie Porter) affected by her husband's death, refuses to leave the house. During a harsh storm, she is visited by a strange delivery man (Sam Worthington) who may have more than just groceries to deliver.
  • Jailbreak – Directed by Nick Tomnay. A date rapist (Kick Gurry) plots to escape prison by paralysing himself and posing as a dead inmate (Gary Waddell).
  • Saviour – A woman whose daughter is ageing rapidly due to a rare disease devotes her whole life to finding a cure. She may have found one in the blood of a mysterious prisoner, but when she applies the cure to her daughter things start to go wrong...
  • Love Crimes – A man (Vince Colosimo) invites his secretary (Kestie Morassi) to his house and begins to seduce her. She initially resists him, then ties him up as part of foreplay. She has to escape when he breaks free and grabs a knife, but the couple isn't really what it seems.
  • Grand Final – Dan is a boy who gets visions and information from touching another person. He tries to prevent a boy from dying and inadvertently causes it himself.

Ratings[edit]

Week Viewers
nationally
1 1,100,000
2 830,000
3 790,000
4 650,000
5 642,000
6 540,000

Episode Pair Links[edit]

In each pair of episodes in Two Twisted, there is a link between them (Like an object or a name that's in both episode). Here are the links in each pair of episodes:

  • There's Something About Kyanna & Finding Frank
    • Mid way into the first episode, the camera moves over a book titled Trespassers.
    • About the same way through the second episode, the main character Frank, looks at a picture. Behind it is the same book, Trespassers.
  • Call Back & Heart Attack
    • Toward the end of the first episode, an ambulance blocks the road as it tends to a fallen bicyclist.
    • In the second, the lead male suffers a heart attack while on his bike, the same model seen in the previous episode.
  • Von Stauffenberg's Stamp & A Date With Doctor D
    • In the middle of the first episode, an offer was made to buy the barbershop.
    • In the second, Rolly broke a coffee cup that had underneath it a corporate proposal to buy the barbershop in the first episode.
  • Soft Boiled Luck & Arkham's Curios and Wonders
    • Near the start of the first episode, a red cube puzzle is used as "a cognitive test for the shrinks, part of the psych report".
    • In the second, the puzzle is seen in Vincent's bedroom, on a shelf, beside a plasma ball. The puzzle is never shown in clear focus during the episode, but is seen in the "Rik Bitta" segment for the week.
  • A Flash Exclusive & Delivery Man
    • Man and Van which visits the first woman to deliver groceries are the same ones in the next episode.
  • Jailbreak & Saviour
    • In the start of the first episode, the doctor is stitching up a man as Jenkins walks in.
    • This same man is the immortal man in the second episode.
  • Love Crimes & Grand Final
    • In the start of the episode, Vince Colosimo's character sees a note on the fridge from 'Mason', stating that he will be late at basketball training.
    • In the second episode, Dan's friend is called Mase (obviously short for Mason), and plays basketball, so it's the same boy.

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