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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

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

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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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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

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

Lance Delgreggo: Don't you ever devalue what you do, Mary. You make sure they deserve it, and don't waste a minute of your time thinking about them when you're done.
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Godspeed
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ginger snaps again
4 February 2013 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

Have you really seen my summary. Well, then you will get the link I guess. Katharine Isabelle (Mary) does deliver again an excellent performance. She looks believable, she delivers the creeps and she sometimes really looks sexy although she never undress but is walking around as a beauty queen and has one strip performance and again doesn't reveal anything but some will need their Kleenex.

I was a bit afraid to go watch it because it's directed by the Soska sisters and I wasn't positive about their first attempt Dead Hooker in a Trunk (2009). But what an improvement they made here. Excellent edited and directed with a good score. But that doesn't always make a good movie. There will be people who will hate it again because it's very slow and very into the character of Mary. Oh yes, she does nasty things but the horror isn't the main thing here. It's Mary you will follow. A girl not popular and not having a boy friend who needs the money. By accident she's been contacted by a weird looking girl Beatress Johnson (Tristan Risk) to help a friend to remove her nipples and stitches up her vagina. From there on her life becomes a mess after being raped by her teacher. She makes friends in the strip bar and underworld and is out to hunt and disfigure people (who wants it and does who are tortured).

You will indeed see some weird people towards this flick, people with scarification of all kind. Split tongues, you name it, you will see it. The red stuff do flows a few times but it's really Katharine who makes this flick what it became. I could watch it as for what it is but it's typical Soska style and still not for everybody. Some did mention Freaks (1932), to some point yes, their area weirdos to spot, some did mention Human Centipede (2009), that I wont agree, in some parts yes, the transforming of bodies.

What it does show is that girls can gave weird things going on too. And for the Soska's , they are twisted sisters.

Gore 1,5/5 Nudity 1/5 Effects 3/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5


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