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American Mary -- Disillusioned with her chosen profession and perpetually broke, medical student Mary Mason finds herself drawn into a shady world of underground surgery and body modification
American Mary -- A medical student who becomes increasingly broke and disenchanted with her field is lured by the promise of easy money into the world of underground surgeries.

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Directors:
Writers:
Jen Soska (written by) &
Sylvia Soska (written by)
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Release Date:
11 January 2013 (UK) See more »
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Appearances Are Everything See more »
Plot:
The allure of easy money sends Mary Mason, a medical student, into the world of underground surgeries which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so called "freakish" clients. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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16 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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The sexiest murderess on screen in a poor, irrelevant attempt to shock. See more (100 total) »

Cast

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Katharine Isabelle ... Mary Mason

Antonio Cupo ... Billy Barker

Tristan Risk ... Beatress Johnson
David Lovgren ... Dr. Grant

Paula Lindberg ... Ruby Realgirl
Clay St. Thomas ... Dr. Walsh (as Clay St Thomas)

John Emmet Tracy ... Detective Dolor

Twan Holliday ... Lance Delgreggo

Nelson Wong ... Dr. Black

Sylvia Soska ... Twin #1

Jen Soska ... Twin #2

Paul Anthony ... Rat

Sean Amsing ... Security Guard

Travis Watters ... Mr. Realgirl
Marius Soska ... Dr. Janusz
Natasha Forry ... Lola
Russ Foxx ... Penis Guy
Rikki Gagne ... Young Blonde
Amus Osaurus ... Dru (as Amy Sovick)
Garrett Girad ... Henrik (as Garett Girard)

Julia Maxwell ... Tessa
Sophie McMullin ... Dancer

Anne Openshaw ... Mother

Connor Stanhope ... Child #1

Sierra Pitkin ... Child #2

Brenda Anderson ... Nana (voice)
Agnes Soska ... Female Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Parlett ... Pervert Bar Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Jen Soska 
Sylvia Soska 
 
Writing credits
Jen Soska (written by) &
Sylvia Soska (written by)

Produced by
John A. Curtis .... producer (as John Curtis)
Kathryn Griffiths .... executive producer
Tom Raycove .... executive producer
C. Scrivano .... associate producer
Agnes Soska .... co-executive producer
Jen Soska .... co-producer (as Jen)
Marius Soska .... co-executive producer (as Marius)
Sylvia Soska .... co-producer
Angel Towle .... executive producer (as Angela Towle)
Riaz Tyab .... executive producer
Evan Tylor .... producer
Robyn Wiener .... co-producer
Robyn Wiener .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Allen 
 
Cinematography by
Brian Pearson 
 
Film Editing by
Bruce MacKinnon 
 
Casting by
Ann Forry 
 
Production Design by
Tony Devenyi 
 
Art Direction by
Courtney Stockstad 
 
Set Decoration by
Alyssa King 
 
Costume Design by
Jayne Mabbott 
 
Makeup Department
Jon Berezan .... lab technician: MastersFX
Jeny Cassady .... special effects makeup coordinator: MastersFX
Tim Chappell .... key hair stylist (as Timothy James Chappell)
Chris Clarke .... lab technician: MastersFX
Stefania De Benedetto .... makeup trainee
Chris Devitt .... sculptor: MastersFX
Andrea Dulmage .... special makeup effects unit assistant: MastersFX
Céline Godeau .... key prosthetic makeup artist: MastersFX
Jennifer Latour .... makeup effects: prosthetics, MastersFX
Amber Makar .... key makeup artist
Raj Mariathason .... lab technician: MastersFX (as Raj Mariathasan)
Todd Masters .... makeup effects designer: MastersFX
Yukiyo Okajima .... lab technician: MastersFX
Yukiyo Okajima .... sculptor: MastersFX
Erin Peters .... lab technician: MastersFX
Erin Peters .... sculptor: MastersFX
Sarah Pickersgill .... sculptor: MastersFX
Owen Pierson .... key hair stylist
Werner Pretorius .... sculptor: MastersFX
Werner Pretorius .... shop supervisor: MastersFX
Brad Proctor .... foam technician: MastersFX
Lori Sandnes .... makeup effects: prosthetics, MastersFX
Niki Simpson .... first assistant hair stylist (as Nikki Simpson)
Niki Simpson .... first assistant makeup artist (as Nikki Simpson)
Bronwyne Sloley .... lab technician: MastersFX (as Browyne Sloley)
Amelia Smart .... makeup effects: prosthetics, MastersFX
Jason Ward .... makeup effects: prosthetics, MastersFX
 
Production Management
Tom Raycove .... post-production supervisor
Robyn Wiener .... production manager
John Wittmayer .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Bishop .... third assistant director
Sara Irvine .... second assistant director
Brad Jubenville .... first assistant director (as Bradley Jubenvill)
Dominik Walaszczyk .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Tank Standing Buffalo .... paint foreman
Matt Drake .... art department intern
Matt Drake .... on-set dresser
Janessa Hitsman .... assistant set decorator (as Janesa Hitsman)
Sean Kirkby .... on-set dresser
Jessica Lionheart .... art department intern (as Jessica Lion Hart)
Tom Malenica .... art department intern
Carla Miranda .... lead set dresser
'Ravenous' Randy Myers .... painter (as Ravenous Randy Meyers)
Jim Pate .... props buyer
Sophy Romvari .... art department intern
Brad Shemko .... prop master
Thomas Ward .... art department intern
 
Sound Department
Scott Aitken .... production sound mixer
Amanpreet Singh Brar .... dialogue editor
John A. Curtis .... post sound supervisor (as J.A Curtis)
Shelby Denison .... dialogue editor (as Shelby Dennison)
Shelby Denison .... foley (as Shelby Dennison)
Shelby Denison .... sound effects: cut effects (as Shelby Dennison)
Chris Hockin .... recordist: ambience
Chris Hockin .... sound effects designer: gore effects
Darryl Marko .... boom operator
Aaron Olson .... adr editing
Aaron Olson .... lead dialogue editor
Devon Quelch .... dialogue editor
Devon Quelch .... sound effects: cut effects
Jarret Read .... sound assistant
Kris Siegers .... adr supervisor
Kris Siegers .... audio post supervisor
Kris Siegers .... sound effects designer
Kris Siegers .... sound re-recording mixer
Julia Wu .... dialogue editor
Julia Wu .... foley
 
Visual Effects by
Geoff Anderson .... visual effects compositor
Luiza Cipolotti Gurgel .... quality control
Tom Raycove .... computer graphics
Tom Raycove .... playback
Tom Raycove .... visual effects consultant: on-set, Aexcea s3D
Tom Raycove .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Fraser Corbett .... stunt double: Dr. Walsh
Russ Foxx .... stunt double: Dr. Grant #2
Rob Hayter .... stunt coordinator
Jason Ward .... stunt double: Dr. Grant #1
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Aleck .... dolly grip (as Joey Aleck)
Yves Bernadet .... lamp operator
Richard Boisvert .... best boy electric
Reid Cohoon .... key grip
Marco Correia .... best boy grip
David Crone .... additional camera operator
Rob Crone .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Robert Crone)
Nick Curtis .... still photographer
Tony Dean .... data manager (as Tony James Dean)
Tom Decker .... lamp operator
John Dekker .... gaffer
Nicholas Dent .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Glen A. Dickson .... additional camera operator (as Glen Dickson)
Stephan DuVal .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Stephen Duval)
Ryan Fehr .... dolly grip
Chad Ferguson .... dolly grip
Duncan Hogg .... lamp operator
Cliff Hokanson .... Steadicam operator
Cliff Hokanson .... camera operator
Bruce Hudson .... generator operator
Randy A. Jablonka .... lamp operator (as Randy Jablonka)
Ellias Katelouzos .... lamp operator
Jared Krenz .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Joseph Lederer .... still photographer
Robin Lindala .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Rod Matheson .... camera: behind the scenes
Chris Moone .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Christopher Moone)
Shane Nasmith .... grip
Dale Naudi .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Milton Ng .... grip (as Milton MG)
Dawson Oatt .... grip
Colin Robson .... grip (as Colin Roson)
Ali Salamati .... best boy electric
Joshua Santos .... grip
Jeff Sayle .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Andrew Towson .... gaffer
Julien Trauman .... camera trainee
Jesse Vance .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Knesha Yu .... lamp operator
Jesse Vance .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Heinen .... costumes intern
Mital Shamji .... assistant wardrobe designer (as Mital Gorman)
Sarah Steeves .... on-set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Anna Farrant .... post-production assistant
Hannah Lenahan .... post-production coordinator
Bruce MacKinnon .... color timer (as Bruce Mackinnon)
Richard Neufeld .... assistant editor
Matthew Bruce Gibbs .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Luiza Cipolotti Gurgel .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Pascal Kammer .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Donovan Kosters .... dcp mastering (uncredited)
Scott A. White .... trailer/teaser editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Peter Allen .... music supervisor
Peter Allen .... musician: piano soloist
Alex Cheung .... musician: cello soloist
John Littlejohn .... musician: violin soloist
 
Transportation Department
Rob Campbell .... driver
Jamie Cross .... driver
Rob Glen .... transport coordinator
Ersilio Iacuitto .... driver
Brian Keddy .... driver (as B. Keddy)
Derek Keillor .... driver
Ross Martin .... transport captain
Lorraine Stomperud .... driver
 
Other crew
Trevor Boughey .... security (as Trevor Boughry)
Doran Chandler .... legal counsel: Roberts & Stahl
Michael Craig .... security
Neil Croker .... security (as Neil M. Croker)
J. Curtis .... medical consultant
Leo Desjarlais .... security
Sebastien Dryland .... location production assistant
Kent Fabian .... production coordinator
Lara Fox .... script supervisor
Russ Foxx .... consultant: flesh artist
Kathryn Griffiths .... publicist
Sean Hanlin .... security coordinator
Rick Harasyn .... security (as Richard Harasyn)
Jose Miguel Hiriart .... location production assistant (as José Hiriart)
Cara Hrdlitschka .... stand-in: female (as Cara Lee Hrdlitscha)
Hannah Lenahan .... executive assistant
Stephen Richard Lofstrom .... stand-in: male (as Stephen Lofstrom)
Dayna Mahannah .... location production assistant
Marnie Mahannah .... location production assistant
Alexandre Marinho .... location production assistant
Brett McDermid .... assistant production coordinator (as Brett Mcdermid)
Taylor Milne .... location production assistant
Annie Murphy .... first aid
Annie Murphy .... technician: craft service
Karen Nadon .... production accountant
Allan Plante .... security
Becca Plucer .... location production assistant (as Rebecca Plucer)
Jay Pretula .... key location production assistant
Tom Raycove .... title design
Hauns Rutherford .... security
Himmat Sarkaria .... location production assistant
C. Scrivano .... controller
Chris Shearman .... assistant location manager
Jennifer Strelive .... accounting assistant
Ryan Tanner .... production consultant
Laura May Taylor .... location production assistant
Zoë White .... location production assistant
John Wittmayer .... location manager
Larry Woodhouse .... security (as Larry M. Woodhouse)
Sean Gibson Young .... location production assistant (as Sean Young)
Chad Mathis .... legal services (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Bob Adams .... very special thanks
Heather Victoria Adams .... special thanks (as Heather Adams)
Greg Bell .... special thanks
Ed Brando .... special thanks: Client Services, William F. White
Sabrina Chevallier .... special thanks
Rick Clark .... special thanks
Jason Cox .... special thanks
Patrick Dorion .... special thanks
Scott Evans .... special thanks: Hollywood Rentals
Michael Goldberg .... special thanks (as Dr. Michael Goldberg)
Ersillio Iacuitto .... special thanks
Robert Kemp .... special thanks
Dave Kindree .... special thanks
Gary Larmour .... special thanks
Ray Little .... special thanks
Michelle Marton .... special thanks
Rod Matheson .... special thanks: In2It Body Jewelry
Andrew McLean .... special thanks (as Andrew Mclean)
Lawrence Mullins .... special thanks: T-Shirt Graphic Designs by (as Lawrie Mullins)
Fakir Musafar .... special thanks
Jennifer Nation .... special thanks
Hannah Neurotica .... special thanks (as Hannah 'Neurotica' Forman)
Chester Olszowka .... special thanks
Paul Pankrath .... special thanks
Robert Petrovicz .... special thanks: Eureka
Harley Plamondon .... special thanks
Elwood Reid .... special thanks
Eli Roth .... dedication: for
T.J. Silverspoon .... special thanks
Mawhrin 'Andy' Skel .... special thanks: Graphic Designs by
Agnes Soska .... special thanks
Marius Soska .... special thanks
Fay von Schroeder .... special thanks: Forever Puff (as Fay Von Schroeder)
Shannon Wallace .... special thanks
Danielle Wintrip .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for strong aberrant violent content including disturbing images, torture, a rape, sexual content, graphic nudity, language and brief drug use
Runtime:
103 min
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Certification:
Australia:R (2012) | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Québec) | Germany:18 | Ireland:18 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | UK:18 | USA:R

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Trivia:
Had a small theatrical run in the UK in 2012 under the title Fright Fest presents: American Mary.See more »
Quotes:
Mary Mason:I quit med school today, that shouldn't come as a surprise to you. I'm changing specialties Dr. Grant. Have you ever heard of body modification?See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in English Mary (2014)See more »
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67 out of 131 people found the following review useful.
The sexiest murderess on screen in a poor, irrelevant attempt to shock., 21 January 2013
Author: TheSquiss

I was fortunate enough to attend a screening of gory horror American Mary followed by a Q&A session with the co-writers and directors, Jen and Sylvia Soska, and star Katharine Isabelle. Okay, scrap the 'fortunate'. And the scariest parts of the evening were the claim by the Soska twins that "Some people have said this is the best film they have ever seen!" and the bloke who told us all about the operations he was due to have on his legs before enquiring from the trio if he should go ahead.

There's very little good to say about American Mary. I entered the screening room with high hopes and departed wide-eyed and dismayed. It's embarrassing to laugh at unintentionally funny moments in a film but there were plenty of them. American Mary is indeed shocking, but not in a good way.

American Mary is clearly a vanity project from two girls whose executive producer parents apparently (part) funded the project. Two girls who have watched Human Centipede once too often. Two girls who are trying reeeeally hard to be rebellious and shock the world by doing naughty things on screen and swearing pointlessly and with embarrassing amounts of emphasis on each expletive just so we get how rude they're being. Such pain! Even in the Q&A they tried desperately hard to shock; the first sentence out of their mouths referring to some scallywag as a f****** c*** and then repeated, over-egged obscenities punctuating inane responses to toadying fanboy questions. Oh, to have been shocked and offended. That would have been a joy compared to the embarrassment of watching three children showing off to a roomful of adults. There's an old adage: If you want to be seen, stand up; if you want to be heard, speak up; if you want to be respected, shut up. I saw, I heard, I departed and I averted my gaze.

American Mary is a horror flick about a disenchanted surgery intern, Mary (Isabelle) with financial worries who is sucked into the very dark side of plastic surgery aka body modification aka freakish mutilation. It starts out as a way for Mary to earn money (via torture and creating Barbie lookalikes) then becomes a hobby and finally a way to exact revenge and satisfy her perverse whims.

I don't have a problem with the subject matter; it's great to be challenged. I have a problem with the dire script, the god-awful cod accents (the worst of which are from the Soska twins who cast themselves as, um, freakish twins) and the horrendous sound mix that changes mid-scene (!) and at one point had us all looking over our left shoulders to work out which member of the audience was moaning, only to realize it was the character off-screen in an entirely different direction! Random scenes are plonked into the film to separate others and to imply the passage of time. A cringeworthy scene in which Mary learns some news of her grandmother prompts further smothered guffaws and is just one more reason to condemn this amateurish tripe. This is just one long, clumsy, pointless film that really wants to be offensive but succeeds in being virtually irrelevant.

Certainly there are a couple of moments when the stomach twinges with the implied gore, but mostly the horror is in the performance. Paula Lindeberg is so ridiculously excessive in her performance as the plasticized Ruby Realgirl with her squeaky voice and clapping hands that Isabelle comes across as subtlety incarnate. Antonio Cupo plays strip joint owner Billy Barker as though auditioning to play Mark Ruffalo and when John Emmet Tracy wanders on to the screen with intended sincerity as Detective Dolor, the thud was the sound of many jaws bouncing on the floor. Why does an American detective in an American film set in America have a 'British' accent? Well, according to Soska and Soska it's because they wanted their detective to sound exactly like their hero Clive Barker. It would appear no-one told them Barker is a Liverpudlian who now speaks with an LA drawl. Yup, that's about the level of American Mary.

So why does American Mary earn two stars? Because the art direction triumphs, the set is pretty, the principal prosthetics are perfect and Mary's costumes get progressively sexier as the film rolls on. Costume designer Jayne Mabbott is by far and away the star of American Mary and by the time Mary dons her red surgeon's gown in a reference to Dead Ringers, Mabbott has made her the most erotic murderess on the big screen.

Perhaps next time Soska and Soska are let lose with a camera they should be 'encouraged' to spend their budget on a few more talents like Mabbott.

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