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American Mary – Poster Art

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American Mary at Monster Fest

If I was in Melbourne tonight, I’d go to see American Mary as part of Monster Fest at Cinema Nova in Carlton.

DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK launched the directorial careers of identical twins Jen and Sylvia Soska – AMERICAN MARY now establishes them as an international horror force. A surreal, blood soaked rape revenge flick with a body modification twist. Starring Katharine Isabelle (GINGER SNAPS), this metaphor for the Soskas own journey through the independent film industry follows medical student Mary Mason as she becomes increasingly broke and disenchanted. The allure of easy money sends Mary into the twilight world of body modification and underground surgeries where obsessed flesh artists will pay anything and go through any pain to get their unusual procedures done. But Mary soon finds that her new ‘profession’ leaves more marks on her own psyche than on her freakish clientele. Described as “Imagine Cronenberg, Lynch and Zarchi raising a child – that’s AMERICAN MARY” Features intro and Q&A with directors Jen & Sylvia Soska