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American Mary

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American Mary

Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska (2012)

98min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A debt-ridden medical student takes up a lucrative sideline in extreme body modification in this pulverising horror from the Soska twins (Dead Hooker in a Trunk). Katharine Isabelle (star of cult werewolf flick Ginger Snaps) gives a terrific performance as trainee surgeon Mary Mason, whose dire financial straits force her to take a walk on the dark side after a visit to a sleazy strip club. She's soon attracting some decidedly unusual clients to sample her skills, until her new-found career is thrown into turmoil by an encounter that sends her on the vengeance trail. The film is dedicated to Hostel director Eli Roth and contains plenty of look-away moments, but the sibling directors' second feature is no gratuitous schlock-fest: it's a thoughtful, well-made piece with plenty of gallows humour and a memorable cameo from the Soskas themselves. It's true the picture tends to meander at the end, but it's anchored by Isabelle's class act as the innocent girl-turned-fearsome female fury.

Summary

A medical student is short of cash, and increasingly disenchanted with her profession and the surgeons she once idolised. Needing some extra cash to make ends meet, she begins performing dangerous procedures in the sinister world of illegal underground surgeries. Thriller, starring Katharine Isabelle and Antonio Cupo.

Cast & Crew

Mary Mason Katharine Isabelle
Billy Barker Antonio Cupo
Beatress Johnson Tristan Risk
Dr Grant David Lovgren
Ruby Realgirl Paula Lindberg
Dr Walsh Clay St Thomas
Detective Dolor John Emmet Tracy
Lance Delgreggo Twan Holliday
Dr Black Nelson Wong
Rat Paul Anthony
Twin one Jen Soska
Twin two Sylvia Soska
Director Jen Soska
Director Sylvia Soska
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Frightfest Guidance: Contains violence, swearing and nudity. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 11 Jan 2013

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