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Festival Favourite American Mary Picked Up By Anchor Bay

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Jen and Sylvia Soska, otherwise known as the Twisted Twins, first came to our attention back in 2009 with the outrageous onslaught of insanity that was Dead Hooker In A Trunk; their micro-budget debut that quickly became a cult hit the world over.

But Dead Hooker was done with no money when the movie world wasn’t ready to believe that two feisty females from Vancouver had what it takes to leave a mark on the horror genre. Oh how wrong they were. The Soska’s came back this year with American Mary, premiering at London’s Frightfest to an enthralled audience and receiving nothing but shimmering reviews across the board. Their Frightfest success was to be the first in a string of festival experiences which has seen fans, critics and academics alike heap praise upon the twisted twosome.

Earlier on in the year we told you how Universal Studios secured the international distribution rights to American Mary; no minor accomplishment for two indie film-makers on their sophomore effort. Well, it seems the whole world is finally sitting up to take notice of the Soskas as the newly christened Queens of horror announced last night at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival that Anchor Bay will be distributing the film throughout Canada.

You can’t help but wonder if this is but another small step towards world domination from the Soska sisters who have taken the horror community by storm. American Mary is one of the most boldly original genre films of the year and will no doubt go on to great success after the festival circuit.