I watched this movie for the first time yesterday. I wanted to wait on some of the hype to die down, but I really don’t think that’s going to happen any time soon. I figured, what better way to celebrate Independence Day than to review this absolutely genius movie, American Mary.
American Mary was written and produced by the lovely Jen and Sylvia Soska aka the Twisted Twins. Soska is a name everyone should get used to seeing around the horror genre quite regularly because they are genius.
Katherine Isabelle is incredible as med student gone bad, Mary Mason. The character of Mary, as twisted as it sounds, is very easy to relate to. She’s smart, beautiful and pushed too far by her professor who rapes her at a party. The development behind this character is fantastic. There is no aspect of the character back story that is over looked. All the way down to her concerned Nana.
All of the characters in American Mary were great. The character of Beatress was startling,but eerily charming. She is a plastic surgery addict that looks like Betty Boop. She introduces Mary to a whole new world of people that want her help.
A pair of her most unusual clients are none other than the gorgeous Soska twins themselves. Their acting is every bit as good as their writing and producing.
I will definitely watch this film again and encourage anyone else that hasn’t seen it to watch it. American Mary has all of the elements to quickly become a cult classic. The twists and turns of the plot tie together seamlessly. No part of this film is predictable, it kept me guessing the whole time. It’s not a gorefest, but still very appealing to all fans of the horror genre.
I can not wait to see more from these awesome ladies. They are definitely showing that the horror genre doesn’t just belong to the guys anymore. 5 star entertainment for sure. Keep up the great work ladies!