Soska Sisters Release Graphic Novel, Kill Crazy Nymphos Attack!

They’ve made their mark on film and now  (a.k.a., the Soska Sisters) are hoping to make their mark on the world of graphic novels. Check out the press release:

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Needless to say, we’ve been at it again. It’s no secret that a major influence on us and our work have been graphic novels. We truly feel some of the greatest stories ever told have been through them. They exist, by in large, without censorship and without budgets, allowing some of the most provocative, unapologetic, honest, and unforgettable story telling there is limited only by their creators’ imaginations. 

Today is a glorious and happy day for us as we announce our very first original graphic novel, KILL-CRAZY NYMPHOS ATTACK!, our collaboration with one of our favorite and most inspirational graphic novelists of all time, Daniel Way.Kill-Crazy Nymphos Attack! is an original graphic novel presented in a grindhouse/exploitation film style. It’s irreverent and raw but, at the same time, it’s a story–an actual story with a beginning, middle and end–that’s infused with relevant social commentary. 

The story centers upon Purvis Gunt, a malcontent and pervert who works at a pharmaceutical lab. Purvis is obsessed with having rampant, porno-style sex with nearly every woman he sees but it’s never gonna happen for him because, in addition to the fact that he’s married, he’s revolting in every possible way. So he turns to science for a way to cheat the situation, using the resources of the pharmaceutical lab to create something that will cause women to lose any and all inhibition or restraint and fill them with uncontrollable lust. Purvis, however, is a terrible scientist. What he cooks up is a virus that fills women with not only a lust for sex…but for blood.
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When the virus gets out and infects the female population of the small town where Purvis lives, carnage ensues and it’s up to Purvis, disgraced priest Father Osorio and super macho but sexually ambiguous SWAT officer Mack Diesel to contain the situation before woman-hating US President Pole drops a nuke on the whole goddamn mess.
Interior art by Rob Dumo, cover by Dave Johnson, and colors by Joe Totti.
As with our films, you’ll see us tackle some serious social and gender issues in a loud, take no prisoners, whimsical, and altogether maniacal manner. The graphic novel will be filled with iconic, complex, cosplayable characters, including ourselves, for the first time, appearing in graphic novel form as the “Sister Sisters“.
This project is in full creative control of ourselves and the brilliant Daniel Way, so we’ll be launching it via Kickstarter. The Kickstarter is more of an online store where we are offering exclusive items and experiences that are only possible by donating. Our incentives are our way of giving back to our fans who have been so incredibly supportive of us and our work. 
And KILL-CRAZY NYMPHOS ATTACKS! is exactly the unadulterated insanity free from any restrictions, creatively or budget wise, that our audiences have been waiting for. 
Our campaign launches tomorrow, but you’re special, so you get a sneak peak (lucky you), so here’s an advanced look at our campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1556892230/602405601?token=2b2927cf
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Daniel Way: After being awarded a Xeric grant in 2000 for his first self-published work, “Violent Lifestyle”, Daniel Way was immediately approached by Marvel Comics and asked to contribute to the Spider-Man series, “Tangled Web”. Over the next 14 years, Way wrote nearly all of Marvel’s major characters, including lengthy runs on “Wolverine: Origins” and “Deadpool”, a series for which he wrote a record number of issues. In addition, Way was the lead writer for Activision’s Deadpool videogame, released in 2013. A lifelong fan of horror and exploitation films, Daniel is excited to bring his wildly irreverent, darkly humorous and action-packed style of writing to this project.

Rob Dumo: Rob is an artist from Buffalo, New York. Currently art director for Broken Icon Comics, he’s also a regular contributor to the web comic The Gutters. Other past work includes “Robyn Hood” for Zenescope Entertainment and “Nightmare Unknown” and “Chosen & Forsaken” for Broken Icon Comics. He’s also artist and creator of the upcoming “Eccentrix”. His online portfolio can be viewed at www.robdumoart.com.COMiXchannel LLC
Founded in 2012, COMiXchannel is a multimedia entertainment company that works with established creators to bring original, comics-based content to the market through both traditional and non-traditional means. Inquiries should be addressed to comixchannel@gmail.comTWISTED TWINS PRODUCTIONS
Canadian identical twin sister writing and directing duo Jen and Sylvia Soska, known as the “Twisted Twins”, first broke onto the scene with their DIY love letter to Grindhouse filmmaking, DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK. The film quickly grew into an award winning, critically acclaimed, cult classic sensation, even getting the attention of director Eli Roth (HOSTEL) who praise it saying, “it’s fucking awesome”. The Twins went on to follow up their break through indie gem with the accomplished and genre defining AMERICAN MARY that place horror icon KATHARINE ISABELLE in the title role of Mary Mason, a medical student who gets drawn into the world of body modification and underground surgeries. “Fucking amazing. Extraordinary. A really superb picture. Katharine Isabelle is awesome”, hailed horror legend Clive Barker (HELLRAISER). The Soska Sisters have gone on to be very outspoken about equal rights across the board including but not limited to the LGBTQ community. They’re actively involved in promoting blood donation and create a new PSA for it every February in celebration of Women In Horror Month, on which board they serve. 

2014 was a big year with the Soska Sisters bringing a new life to SEE NO EVIL 2 where they resurrect the WWE Studios franchise with WWE Superstar Glenn “Kane” Jacobs reprising his role as Jacob Goodnight and scream queens Danielle Harris and Katharine Isabelle appearing together for the first time. As well, the Twins will be part of the all star director line up on ABCs of Death 2 in a segment that will both shock audiences and be destined for cult status where they reunite with AMERICAN MARY break out star Tristan Risk and numerous other familiar faces from the horror scene. Always ones to surprise their audiences and keep everyone guessing with what they’ll do next, the Soska Sisters completed their first film outside of horror, a balls to the wall, no holds barred action film with Lionsgate and WWE Studios called VENDETTA starring Dean Cain, Paul “The Big Show” Wight, and Michael Eklund like you’ve never seen them before. www.twistedtwinsproductions.net

Stay Bloody!!!

American Mary (2012) … A Second Review & a Second Opinion

American Mary posterI was a big fan and supporter of the Soska Sister’s debut film, DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK (my review).  The film was daring, gory, had great characters, and was just fun to watch.  So when the sisters’ sophomore film, AMERICAN MARY, became available I was excited to see what influence time and experience would have on the Soska sister’s talents.  Plus Anything Horror’s very own Deggsy reviewed this film back in January and really liked it (Deggsy’s review).  Sure there were problems with it, but overall Deggsy enjoyed it and even predicted that it would make his Best Of list at the end of the year.  Now I was really stoked to see this.  It’s pretty damn rare when Deggsy and I have opposite opinions about films.  If anything we usually fight over who enjoyed or hated a film more!!  That’s why after watching AMERICAN MARY I was so shocked by how much I hated it.  This was the most disappointed I’ve been in a long time after anticipating the release of a film.  That’s why I’m posting my review as well (I rarely, if ever, post two different reviews about the same film).  I’m of course not going to tell you Deggsy’s review is wrong, but I definitely wanted to give you the flip side of the coin.

Despite it all, ya gotta admit that Katherine Isabella looks great covered in blood!!
Despite it all, ya gotta admit that Katherine Isabella looks great covered in blood!!

AMERICAN MARY is about surgical intern Mary Mason (Katharine Isabelle from GINGER SNAPS fame) who between being constantly broke due to the expense of medical school and having a rather nasty run-in with one of her professors, leaves the medical field in order to pursue a career in the glamorous world of underground fetish body modification.  Believe it or not, it was rather easy for her to become the Queen of Underground Body Modification.  We join Mary as she’s already becoming disenchanted with the medical field.  Her professors are arrogant and demeaning, the doctors at the hospital are assholes and even more arrogant, but everyone sees a bright future for Mary.  She’s a talented surgeon who stays up late at night spending what little money she has on turkeys so she can practice sewing the skin back on the fowl.  But she finally breaks down and decides to get a job to supplement her income.  You’re probably guessing she goes to the local restaurant to get a hostess or waitress gig, right?  Nope.  The first place she goes is to the local tittie bar.  Really?  This was the only place in town that was hiring?  Maybe I was wrong all those times I laughed at strippers who told me they were putting themselves through college!!

At the tittie bar she brings her resume (??) and gets an ‘interview’ with the owner, Billy (Antonio Cupo), a pretty sleazy guy who immediately gets her down to her underwear so he can see her body (some guys just have ‘The Gift’).  But while she’s there one of Billy’s cronies is injured and he sees that she’s in medical school and offers her $5,000 cash to fix up his buddy.  We never learn what the injury was and we don’t see any of the actual operation.  This is a trend that curses the entire film.  The audience is often in the dark on various plot points and the gore is always done completely off screen.

The Betty Boop-ish Beatress.
The Betty Boop-ish Beatress.

Then before you can say, “Bad career move,” Mary has a life-changing run in with one of her professors, Dr. Grant (David Lovgren), and drops out of medical school and becomes the aforementioned Queen of Underground Body Modification.  She has an entire hospital set up in her apartment and a long line of patients willing to go through the most fucked up procedures like amputations, creating devil horns, penis modifications, and cutting tongues in half.  All this seemingly overnight, according to the timeline in the film.  But the thing is, if you’ve ever had a tattoo or a piercing, there’s nothing in AMERICAN MARY that is going to shock you.  I think the Soska sisters need to get out more.

I’ll be completely honest (as usual).  This film lost me about fifteen minutes in.  The fact her first job she sought out was at a tittie bar just didn’t make sense.  But what really lost me was the terrible writing.  The plot is so unfocused and all over the place I couldn’t believe this script was written by the same sisters who wrote DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK.  I know when it comes to horror films that you need to suspend disbelief, but there’s a limit.  Nothing Mary did seemed to fit the personality that was developed early in the film.  There was no developing her character to becoming the Queen of Underground Body Modification.  One day she wasn’t, the next day she was.  And Mary’s complete lack of medical ethics was also astounding.  She would perform any operation, no matter how disfiguring, as long as the pay was enough.  The first operation she performed was on a woman named Ruby Realgirl (Paula Lindberg).  Ruby wanted to completely de-sexualize herself and make herself look like a doll by having her nipples removed and having her fuzzy fish market sewn up to look like a dolls.  Mary’s response:  “Do you really want this? … okay.”  Seriously??

This is what it would take for me to smile during this film!!
This is what it would take for me to smile during this film!!

Then through the course of the film, which is 103 minutes but felt like 203 minutes, we get some subplots thrown at us that go nowhere and some that are forgotten as soon as they are introduced.  It was almost as if Jen and Sylvia Soska didn’t have enough meat to make their meatloaf so they started filling it up with corn flakes and breadcrumbs.  And then there’s the acting.  On a positive note we get solid acting from some of the supporting cast.  Antonio Cupo (Billy) was fantastic in his role.  He was a sleazy guy but didn’t play the character so one-sided.  There was certainly the danger of “Billy” becoming a stereotypical scumbag, but Cupo put a lot more depth into Billy’s character (something tells me this was due to Cupo’s acting ability and not the way his character was written).  Tristan Risk, who plays the Betty-Boop-ish Beatress, also does a really nice job.  She plays a perfect balance of someone who is essentially crazy but who is also trying to maintain a sense of stability in her life.  Twan Holliday, who plays Lance, is also very strong but his character comes and goes quicker than a winning streak in Vegas.

And then there’s the rest of the cast.  Wow.  The majority of the cast isn’t bad, per se, but they also don’t leave any impression on you.  The strongest actor should’ve been Katharine Isabelle, but unfortunately she just wasn’t able to successfully carry off paying the lead.  Her acting was inconsistent at best.  Sure she was smoking hot and nice to look at, but she lacked the acting chops to carry the film.  I’m being pretty nice right now.  Let’s face it; Isabella was pretty awful!!

American Mary2Then to make matters worse, the Soska sisters themselves make a cameo as, get this, sisters!!  What a stretch!!  They go to Mary to get a very controversial body modification surgery which was very unclear.  But the Soska sisters decided to speak using the worst Eastern European accents I’ve ever heard.  I was sitting there watching their scene actually getting embarrassed for them.  And it wasn’t bad enough that their surgery was done off screen, but we never even got to see what they looked like after the surgery.  But at least we get to see Mary’s sketch of what they looked like post-surgery.  Really??  And don’t tell me that they couldn’t show the gore because of their budget.  I call bullshit.  The indie flick, LONG PIGS was made for an estimated $250,000 Canadian and the recent film SLEDGE (look for my review soon) was made for roughly the price of  two tacos at Taco Bell, and both these films were excessively gory and had exceptionally done gore!!  I’m not sure of the exact budget of AMERICAN MARY but I’d bet that it was higher than both of these films combined.

Now we get to possibly the most disappointing aspect of AMERICAN MARY.  When you think of the content and the plot, this was a perfect set up for two women writer-directors to really have something to say.  The lead is a woman who’s studying to become a surgeon, which is largely a male-dominated profession.  Things get tough and she simply drops out.  Good message.  Then she gets involved in body modification.  Again, this is a great opportunity to get a uniquely female/feminine perspective that is usually lacking in the horror genre.  So what do the Soska sisters do with this opportunity?  Nothing.  There’s absolutely no female/feminine perspective in this film.  Mary is treated like shit in the medical field and instead of fighting back against the oppressive male cock-centric patriarchy, she quits.  And if anything, Mary contributes to the objectification of women by quite literally transforming one woman into a doll to be shown off.  If you’re familiar with my writing and reviews here at Anything Horror, you know that I think the horror genre needs a stronger female voice and perspective.  You definitely won’t find that in AMERICAN MARY, and what’s so disappointing is that there’s a golden opportunity to do so here.

American Mary3AMERICAN MARY, when it comes right down to it, is a mess.  It starts off with a solid enough premise, but before the halfway mark it completely runs out of things to say.  Add to this the fact there’s no gore, inconsistent acting by the lead, bad writing and character development, the fact that it’s pretty boring, and tack on a truly shitty ending and you’ve got yourself one hugely disappointing and terrible film.  Save your money on AMERICAN MARY.  Hell, even if you get the chance to see it for free I’m telling ya to pass.  I’ll really be watching the Soska sister’s closely with their next film to see which film was the fluke:   DEAD HOOKER INA TRUNK or AMERICAN MARY.  Definitely pass on this one.

My Summary:

Directors:  Jen & Sylvia Soska (& writers)

Plot:  1.5 out of 5 stars

Gore:  1 out of 10 skulls

Zombie Mayhem:  0 out of 5 brains

Worst Eastern European Accents EVER:  10 out of 10

Reviewed by Scott Shoyer

American Mary (2012) … A Second Review & a Second Opinion

American Mary posterI was a big fan and supporter of the Soska Sister’s debut film, DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK (my review).  The film was daring, gory, had great characters, and was just fun to watch.  So when the sisters’ sophomore film, AMERICAN MARY, became available I was excited to see what influence time and experience would have on the Soska sister’s talents.  Plus Anything Horror’s very own Deggsy reviewed this film back in January and really liked it (Deggsy’s review).  Sure there were problems with it, but overall Deggsy enjoyed it and even predicted that it would make his Best Of list at the end of the year.  Now I was really stoked to see this.  It’s pretty damn rare when Deggsy and I have opposite opinions about films.  If anything we usually fight over who enjoyed or hated a film more!!  That’s why after watching AMERICAN MARY I was so shocked by how much I hated it.  This was the most disappointed I’ve been in a long time after anticipating the release of a film.  That’s why I’m posting my review as well (I rarely, if ever, post two different reviews about the same film).  I’m of course not going to tell you Deggsy’s review is wrong, but I definitely wanted to give you the flip side of the coin.

Despite it all, ya gotta admit that Katherine Isabella looks great covered in blood!!
Despite it all, ya gotta admit that Katherine Isabella looks great covered in blood!!

AMERICAN MARY is about surgical intern Mary Mason (Katharine Isabelle from GINGER SNAPS fame) who between being constantly broke due to the expense of medical school and having a rather nasty run-in with one of her professors, leaves the medical field in order to pursue a career in the glamorous world of underground fetish body modification.  Believe it or not, it was rather easy for her to become the Queen of Underground Body Modification.  We join Mary as she’s already becoming disenchanted with the medical field.  Her professors are arrogant and demeaning, the doctors at the hospital are assholes and even more arrogant, but everyone sees a bright future for Mary.  She’s a talented surgeon who stays up late at night spending what little money she has on turkeys so she can practice sewing the skin back on the fowl.  But she finally breaks down and decides to get a job to supplement her income.  You’re probably guessing she goes to the local restaurant to get a hostess or waitress gig, right?  Nope.  The first place she goes is to the local tittie bar.  Really?  This was the only place in town that was hiring?  Maybe I was wrong all those times I laughed at strippers who told me they were putting themselves through college!!

At the tittie bar she brings her resume (??) and gets an ‘interview’ with the owner, Billy (Antonio Cupo), a pretty sleazy guy who immediately gets her down to her underwear so he can see her body (some guys just have ‘The Gift’).  But while she’s there one of Billy’s cronies is injured and he sees that she’s in medical school and offers her $5,000 cash to fix up his buddy.  We never learn what the injury was and we don’t see any of the actual operation.  This is a trend that curses the entire film.  The audience is often in the dark on various plot points and the gore is always done completely off screen.

The Betty Boop-ish Beatress.
The Betty Boop-ish Beatress.

Then before you can say, “Bad career move,” Mary has a life-changing run in with one of her professors, Dr. Grant (David Lovgren), and drops out of medical school and becomes the aforementioned Queen of Underground Body Modification.  She has an entire hospital set up in her apartment and a long line of patients willing to go through the most fucked up procedures like amputations, creating devil horns, penis modifications, and cutting tongues in half.  All this seemingly overnight, according to the timeline in the film.  But the thing is, if you’ve ever had a tattoo or a piercing, there’s nothing in AMERICAN MARY that is going to shock you.  I think the Soska sisters need to get out more.

I’ll be completely honest (as usual).  This film lost me about fifteen minutes in.  The fact her first job she sought out was at a tittie bar just didn’t make sense.  But what really lost me was the terrible writing.  The plot is so unfocused and all over the place I couldn’t believe this script was written by the same sisters who wrote DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK.  I know when it comes to horror films that you need to suspend disbelief, but there’s a limit.  Nothing Mary did seemed to fit the personality that was developed early in the film.  There was no developing her character to becoming the Queen of Underground Body Modification.  One day she wasn’t, the next day she was.  And Mary’s complete lack of medical ethics was also astounding.  She would perform any operation, no matter how disfiguring, as long as the pay was enough.  The first operation she performed was on a woman named Ruby Realgirl (Paula Lindberg).  Ruby wanted to completely de-sexualize herself and make herself look like a doll by having her nipples removed and having her fuzzy fish market sewn up to look like a dolls.  Mary’s response:  “Do you really want this? … okay.”  Seriously??

This is what it would take for me to smile during this film!!
This is what it would take for me to smile during this film!!

Then through the course of the film, which is 103 minutes but felt like 203 minutes, we get some subplots thrown at us that go nowhere and some that are forgotten as soon as they are introduced.  It was almost as if Jen and Sylvia Soska didn’t have enough meat to make their meatloaf so they started filling it up with corn flakes and breadcrumbs.  And then there’s the acting.  On a positive note we get solid acting from some of the supporting cast.  Antonio Cupo (Billy) was fantastic in his role.  He was a sleazy guy but didn’t play the character so one-sided.  There was certainly the danger of “Billy” becoming a stereotypical scumbag, but Cupo put a lot more depth into Billy’s character (something tells me this was due to Cupo’s acting ability and not the way his character was written).  Tristan Risk, who plays the Betty-Boop-ish Beatress, also does a really nice job.  She plays a perfect balance of someone who is essentially crazy but who is also trying to maintain a sense of stability in her life.  Twan Holliday, who plays Lance, is also very strong but his character comes and goes quicker than a winning streak in Vegas.

And then there’s the rest of the cast.  Wow.  The majority of the cast isn’t bad, per se, but they also don’t leave any impression on you.  The strongest actor should’ve been Katharine Isabelle, but unfortunately she just wasn’t able to successfully carry off paying the lead.  Her acting was inconsistent at best.  Sure she was smoking hot and nice to look at, but she lacked the acting chops to carry the film.  I’m being pretty nice right now.  Let’s face it; Isabella was pretty awful!!

American Mary2Then to make matters worse, the Soska sisters themselves make a cameo as, get this, sisters!!  What a stretch!!  They go to Mary to get a very controversial body modification surgery which was very unclear.  But the Soska sisters decided to speak using the worst Eastern European accents I’ve ever heard.  I was sitting there watching their scene actually getting embarrassed for them.  And it wasn’t bad enough that their surgery was done off screen, but we never even got to see what they looked like after the surgery.  But at least we get to see Mary’s sketch of what they looked like post-surgery.  Really??  And don’t tell me that they couldn’t show the gore because of their budget.  I call bullshit.  The indie flick, LONG PIGS was made for an estimated $250,000 Canadian and the recent film SLEDGE (look for my review soon) was made for roughly the price of  two tacos at Taco Bell, and both these films were excessively gory and had exceptionally done gore!!  I’m not sure of the exact budget of AMERICAN MARY but I’d bet that it was higher than both of these films combined.

Now we get to possibly the most disappointing aspect of AMERICAN MARY.  When you think of the content and the plot, this was a perfect set up for two women writer-directors to really have something to say.  The lead is a woman who’s studying to become a surgeon, which is largely a male-dominated profession.  Things get tough and she simply drops out.  Good message.  Then she gets involved in body modification.  Again, this is a great opportunity to get a uniquely female/feminine perspective that is usually lacking in the horror genre.  So what do the Soska sisters do with this opportunity?  Nothing.  There’s absolutely no female/feminine perspective in this film.  Mary is treated like shit in the medical field and instead of fighting back against the oppressive male cock-centric patriarchy, she quits.  And if anything, Mary contributes to the objectification of women by quite literally transforming one woman into a doll to be shown off.  If you’re familiar with my writing and reviews here at Anything Horror, you know that I think the horror genre needs a stronger female voice and perspective.  You definitely won’t find that in AMERICAN MARY, and what’s so disappointing is that there’s a golden opportunity to do so here.

American Mary3AMERICAN MARY, when it comes right down to it, is a mess.  It starts off with a solid enough premise, but before the halfway mark it completely runs out of things to say.  Add to this the fact there’s no gore, inconsistent acting by the lead, bad writing and character development, the fact that it’s pretty boring, and tack on a truly shitty ending and you’ve got yourself one hugely disappointing and terrible film.  Save your money on AMERICAN MARY.  Hell, even if you get the chance to see it for free I’m telling ya to pass.  I’ll really be watching the Soska sister’s closely with their next film to see which film was the fluke:   DEAD HOOKER INA TRUNK or AMERICAN MARY.  Definitely pass on this one.

My Summary:

Directors:  Jen & Sylvia Soska (& writers)

Plot:  1.5 out of 5 stars

Gore:  1 out of 10 skulls

Zombie Mayhem:  0 out of 5 brains

Worst Eastern European Accents EVER:  10 out of 10

Reviewed by Scott Shoyer

Exclusive Clip Drops for the Soska Sister’s American Mary

American Mary posterTotalFilm.com scored an exclusive clip to the Soska Sister’s upcoming and much anticipated follow up to DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK (my review), AMERICAN MARY. The clip is introduced by the Soska Sisters and one of the film’s stars, Tristan Risk. AMERICAN MARY is written and directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska and stars Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo, Tristan Risk, David Lovgren, Paula Lindberg, Clay St. Thomas, John Emmet Tracy, and Twan Holliday. Check out the press release:

XLrator Media has acquired all U.S. rights to the horror sensation AMERICAN MARY, written and directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska (Dead Hooker in a Trunk). The female-centric surgical horror-thriller will be released on XLrator Media’s newly announced Screamfest label in the fall of 2013.

“AMERICAN MARY is one of the most original, thought-provoking and subversive horror films I’ve ever seen. It has riveted audiences at horror festivals and marks the emergence of the ‘Twisted Twins’ as the most exciting genre directors to come along in years,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon.

AMERICAN MARY played to highly enthusiastic audiences at LA’s Screamfest Horror Film Festival in October, where it won five awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Makeup. “Based on the extraordinary audience response at this year’s festival, we knew we had to have this film on our Screamfest imprint with XLrator. Jen and Sylvia Soska are incredibly talented directors. We are so thrilled to bring this film to genre fans all over the U.S.,” said Screamfest co-founder and festival director Rachel Belofsky.

American-Mary2AMERICAN MARY follows the story of medical student Mary Mason (played by Katharine Isabelle of the Ginger Snaps franchise) as she grows increasingly broke and disenchanted with medical school and the surgeons she once admired. The allure of easy money and notoriety send Mary into the shady world of underground surgery and body modification. The film co-stars Antonio Cupo (“Bomb Girls”), Tristan Risk, David Lovgren and Paula Lindberg.

AMERICAN MARY was produced by IndustryWorks Pictures, Evan Tylor and John Curtis.

“AMERICAN MARY was a risky film to take on, but we believed in the talent and the material and went for it based on the uniqueness of the creative package,” said Evan Tylor, president of IndustryWorks Pictures.

Here’s the plot crunch:

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.

And now here’s the clip:

And in case you missed it from an earlier post, here’s the official trailer for AMERICAN MARY:

Stay Bloody!!!

Soska Sister’s American Mary Lands U.S. Distribution Deal!!

American Mary posterI’m very, very excited to be reporting that Jen and Sylvia Soska’s latest film, AMERICAN MARY, has landed U.S. distribution.  I didn’t think it would take that long!!  The Soska sister’s ripped into the indie horror scene with the film DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK (my review) and haven’t looked back since!!  AMERICAN MARY promises to be bigger, gorier, and all around more kick ass!!  Check out the press release:

IndustryWorks Pictures announces U.S. distribution deal for what’s being called ‘today’s modern day horror film’ – “American Mary” 

For Immediate Release—Vancouver, BC—December, 2012—IndustryWorks Pictures has an exciting announcement to make as they bring their widely praised thriller/horror feature “American Mary” to the US market. The festival circuit gem, stars “Ginger Snaps” alum Katharine Isabelle and was the recent recipient of 11 awards at top genre festivals across North America, including the honors for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress.

XLrator Media has acquired all U.S. rights to the horror sensation, AMERICAN MARY, produced and represented worldwide by IWP. This female- centric surgical horror-thriller will be released on XLrator Media’s newly announced Screamfest label in Fall 2013.

American Mary1IndustryWorks Pictures is excited to bring the film to the US market with XLrator Media and their Screamfest label where American Mary picked up five awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Makeup. It also won six awards at the Toronto AfterDark festival including Best Director, Best Actress, Best Cinematography and Most Disturbing Film.

Evan Tylor, President of IndustryWorks Pictures says, “American Mary was a risky film to take on but we believed in the talent, the material and our ability to get the film in the right hands and get audiences talking about it. We went for it based on the uniqueness of the creative package. More cool films coming from IWP in 2013.”

“American Mary” stars Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps’ franchise) and Antonio Cupo (Dark Angel, Bomb Girls) in a story of medical student, Mary Mason (Isabelle), as she grows increasingly broke and disenchanted with medical school and the surgeons that she once admired. The allure of easy money and notoriety sends Mary into the messy world of underground surgeries that leaves more marks on Mary than her so-called ‘freakish’ clientele. The film is directed by Jen & Sylvia Soska and produced by Evan Tylor and John Curtis.

Very good news indeed!!  With news like this I’m sure we’ll be getting the official trailer really soon.  When I get it, you’ll get it!!

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1st Still Released for Soska Sister’s American Mary

Been waiting a long time to be able to give you an update on this one,  Jen and Sylvia Soska, better known as The Soska Sisters or Twisted Sisters, have released the first still for their new upcoming film, AMERICAN MARY, to celebrate AMERICAN MARY making its world wide market premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.  This is a huge deal for the Soska Sisters and they worked their asses off to get to this point!!  These two have become the talk of the indie horror scene from their debut feature, DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK and now have one of the most anticipated indie horror releases in years!!  Check out the still below, and be sure to visit the gals and show your support on their website, http://www.twistedtwinsproductions.net/

AMERICAN MARY stars GINGER SNAPS star Katharine Isabelle.  Check out the plot crunch:

The story follows medical student, Mary Mason, as she becomes increasingly broke and disenchanted with the surgical world she once admired. The allure of easy money sends Mary into the world of underground surgeries which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so called ‘freakish’ clientele.

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