American Mary (2012)

logoDirector: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska

Writer: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska (Screenplay)

Starring: Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo, Tristan Risk, David Lovgren, Paula Lindberg, Clay St Thomas, John Emmet Tracy, Twan Holiday


Plot: Mary Mason (Isabelle) a young ambitious medical student who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Mary struggles with money even though she has all the potential to become a top surgeon. In her search for money Mary ends up in a club to become a dancer, but her surgical skills are needed by the club owner Billy (Cupo). Word soon spreads of her abilities and she ends up getting deeper into the world of underground body modifications.


Verdict: A very dark and twisted tale

Story: Key words here original, clever and dark all these make this something very special. It fuses different motives for each character instead of just using one motive to drive them. Once you have seen this story you will always remember it too. (9/10)


Actor Review: Katharine Isabelle – Mary who enters the world of body modification. Great performances in which she stays calm in every situation which is needed to create a very impressive character. Very haunting character and a welcome addition to horror icons. Star Performance Award (9/10)


Actor Review: Antonio Cupo – Billy club owner and seemingly small time gangster who helps Mary to complete her jobs. Good character which slowly becomes the only moral compass in the film. (7/10)


Actor Review: Tristen Risk – Beatress a lady who spends all her money on making herself into a fictional character. Very quirky character which you will remember once you have first seen her on the screen and hears her voice. (8/10)


Actor Review: David Lovgren – Doctor Grant a Doctor who expects the best from his students but also takes advantage of them. Typical take advantage Doctor does enough to drive Mary to the next stage of her spiral into the underworld. Good performance and creates a character that is meant to be disliked. (7/10)


Actor Review: Paula Lindberg – Ruby Realgirl who has presidia done to turn her into a doll. The extremes this character goes to and the final reveal off the work is something you will remember. (8/10)


Director Review: Jen Soska, Sylvia SoskaThe second film by the Twisted Twins and this time they step up to a new level giving an original story with some very memorable scenes. (9/10)


Cameo by the Twisted Twins
Cameo by the Twisted Twins

Horror: A welcome addition to the horror genre with some very disturbing scenes. (9/10)

Thriller: Very good build using revenge filled suspense for some actions as well as good suspense to see what Mary will do next. (9/10)

Special Effects: There are some brilliant special effects used to create that body modifications. (9/10)

Believability: People will do some very strange things to their body so you could say this is quite believable. (8/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Settings: Most of the film is set between two locations, Mary’s apartment and a metal strip club for alternative music fans. Both work as this shows the two main places Mary works and makes her money. (8/10)

Suggestion: In the world of horror it is very unusual to see something different. This is that something different and once you have seen it you will remember it. I suggest all horror fans must watch this as it is one of the most original films to come out in a very long time. (Watch)


Best Part: Mary’s revenge on Doctor Grant.

Kill Of The Film: Security guard as it shows how far Mary has gone.

Oscar Chances: No

Chances of Sequel: No


Overall: Dark, delicious and brilliant


Rating 88


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