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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
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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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

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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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Trivia

Katharine Isabelle learned how to suture a turkey for her role as Mary. See more »

Goofs

Despite the film being set in Seattle, Washington, several characters clearly speak with a distinct Canadian accent (the filming was done in Vancouver, British Columbia). 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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Post Production Puppies: Bailey, Thunderbolt, Lightfoot See more »

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Featured in An American Mary in London (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Jewellery
written & performed by Fake Shark Real Zombie
sung by Kevin James Maher (as Kevvy)
courtesy Kevin James Maher, Malcolm Holt, Louis Gerald Hearn & Parker Raymond Campbell Bossley
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American Mary

American Mary is a sleek and sexy film that is unpredictable and fairly unique. The story is dark, daring and entertaining, and solid production gives it clean and smooth look. It's body modification theme is edgy yet tasteful, and at times quite thought provoking. Katherine Isobelle plays the lead brilliantly; cold and brutal, but at the same time, empowering and elegant.

As for Faults, well, American Mary is a great film, but it peaks two-thirds of the way in, and by comparison it's ending feels a little timid and noncommittal.

Now, this is a bit over critical on my part, and it's only a minor flaw, but one that stands out as there are so few in the film. It's the cameo from the Soska sisters, I get it, I do, If I made a horror film, I'd want to be in it too, but this just wasn't the parts for them. Although I suspect they probably wrote it with themselves in mind. It's only a short scene but one with so much potential. The Soska sisters play big characters in a scene that could have been wonderfully unsettling, but instead its a bit flat and clumsy. The girls just didn't have the physical presence or screen confidence required to fill out the roles.

American Mary would have been excellent if it wasn't hindered by a few minor flaws and a weak ending. Overall, a delicate, but by no means tame, addition to the torture porn sub-genre. This film could easily become a horror cult classic, and deservingly so. I will be interested to see what the Soska sisters do next.


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Release Date:

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