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American Mary (2012)

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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.

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Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska
15 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katharine Isabelle ... Mary Mason
Antonio Cupo ... Billy Barker
Tristan Risk ... Beatress Johnson
David Lovgren 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 Marius Soska ... Dr. Janusz
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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. Written by Twisted Twins Productions

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Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong aberrant violent content including disturbing images, torture, a rape, sexual content, graphic nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | Hungarian | German

Release Date:

11 January 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Amerikanka Meri See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The majority of Mary's patients in the film were members of the real life body modification community. See more »

Goofs

When Mary clicks over from Ruby's website rubyrealgirl.com to the body mod site abstrakt.me, the content for abstrakt.me shows in the browser window but the web address in the browser bar still lists a page on rubyrealgirl.com. 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?
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, it reads "For Eli Roth". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Eli Roth's History of Horror: Slashers Part 2 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Ave Maria
written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach) & Charles Gounod
performed by John Littlejohn & Peter Allen
courtesy Peter Allen Music Publishing
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Dark and Twisted
5 April 2013 | by billcr12See all my reviews

Mary is a promising medical student who has a traumatic encounter with a surgeon who is her professor. Things turn bloody when after a few surgical body modifications to earn money, Mary seeks revenge on her attacker. The sadism is pretty stomach turning, and the film uses Schubert's Ave Maria once and Bach's version twice before it is over, a very strange choice of music, indeed. The premise is interesting and Katharine Isabelle is compelling in the lead. The patients seeking bizarre physical alterations is fairly disgusting. Jen and Sylvia Soska are the directors, and judging by this work, they are seriously disturbed women. The movie is extremely dark and it kept me interested to the last scene which was a bit disappointing. As a thriller, it is slightly above average, and a 6/10.


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