[BD Review] Lonmonster Calls ‘American Mary’ Bold, Refreshing, and Emotive Horror Cinema!


Jen and Sylvia Soska, aka The Soska Twins, became an immediate horror name when their micro indie Dead Hooker in a Trunk took the festival scene by storm. Now, the duo are back with American Mary, a body modification horror that stars Ginger Snaps and Freddy vs Jason fav. Katharine Isabelle.

Lonmonster caught the film at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, where he not only interviewed the twins, but also chimed in with a review:

The Soska Twins have come a long way since Dead Hooker, and American Mary is huge leap forward in their career as filmmakers. Paying tribute to body horror and rape and revenge cinema, the Soska Twins have created a film that’s bound to make audiences feel for their devil of a protagonist. Despite its flaws, this is a film that shines a light on Canadian cinema, offering hope that there is still originality to be found in horror.

Click here for the entire review and watch for U.S. distro news soon.

  • Blood-Sicles

    I might be mistaken, but at the screening I attended the twins were talking about Universal picking it up. Maybe just for a foreign territory. Awesome movie though. Hope it gets a theatrical release.

    • Lonmonster

      Universal International picked it up for Australia and New Zealand.

  • Mike

    Universal International picked it up for UK and Germany. Monster picked it up for Australia and New Zealand…

    • Lonmonster

      Sorry about that, thanks for correction, Mike.