Written by Daniel Benson
Published on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 09:43
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Universal Pictures has released a trailer for the Soska sisters' American Mary ahead of its limited theatrical tour in 2013. While the 'Frightfest Presents' tour of select UK cinemas (accompanied by the Canadian directing duo and the film's lead Katherine Isabelle) is a big positive for the film I feel like it's a missed opportunity as American Mary is truly a film that has the edgy narrative to appeal to lovers of the genre, and at the same time the high production values and overall tone for a mainstream audience. With the might of both Universal and Frightfest behind the film it's a shame that Mary won't grace more screens. Instead we'll no doubt get another Paranormal Activity or some other chapter in an otherwise tired and played out franchise. Still, to have the film on the big screen outside of a film festival is a bonus and definitely cause for celebration.
One of the year’s most horrific highlights, American Mary tells the story of broke student Mary Mason (Katharine Isabelle) who grows disenchanted with medical school and the doctors she once idolised.
The allure of easy money sends a desperate Mary through the gruesome world of underground surgeries but soon finds they leave more marks on her than the so-called freakish clientele…
Smart, sexy, funny and utterly gorgeous to look at, American Mary features a standout lead performance from award-winning actress Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps), and puts the Soska Sisters, aka the Twisted Twins, squarely at the forefront of modern genre filmmaking.
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