Friday, June 29, 2012

Special Screening of American Mary to Hit Fright Fest

You were warned it was going to be our biggest August Bank Holiday event ever. And you are doomed to join the five-day Harmageddon where everyone is invited. Because during FILM4 FrightFest the 13th, nothing will save you from having the greatest time of your life. With more movies, more variety, more premieres, more previews, more guests and just more, more, more… FILM4 FrightFest the 13th is delighted to unveil its most ambitious line-up in history.  
From the sensational SINISTER starring Ethan Hawke, the Sam Raimi produced THE POSSESSION and Jennifer Chambers Lynch’s jaw-dropping CHAINED, to the MANIAC remake, the surgical underground of AMERICAN MARY and the V/H/S anthology everyone is talking about, it’s time for some paranormal hacktivity and anger games as we salute the cream of the screams 2012.

The British have always been so good to us. In 2010, the fabulous Ghouls on Film was the festival to give our first film, DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK, her worldwide premiere. Then, on May 23rd, 2011, Bounty Films and Monster Pictures had their DVD release of DHIAT in the UK and Australia, which led to the film's television premiere on the Horror Channel on August 9th, 2011.

The British have been so good to us, that we have decided that if Jen is to marry, it will be to a Brit. It is with a huge amount of pride and enthusiasm that we announce that AMERICAN MARY will be screening at Fright Fest Monday, August 27.

MONDAY AUG 27 AMERICAN MARY (Special Preview Screening)  
After giving the world DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK, the irrepressible Soska sisters unleash AMERICAN MARY. 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.  
100 mins Directors: Jen & Sylvia Soska Canada 2012

We have a huge theatre that seats 1400 fucking awesome people. I am looking very forward to introducing you to AMERICAN MARY. The whole lineup is sick as fuck - check here for the full details.

The Plot: A student becomes disillusioned by medical school, and finds herself increasingly fascinated by the underground culture surrounding illegal surgeries. 
Why It’s A Must-See: The Soska sisters showed enormous potential in their hugely enjoyable self-funded debut Dead Hooker In A Trunk. If the buzz on American Mary is to be believed, they’ve more than fulfilled that early promise.
We’re especially excited to see the sisters directing Katherine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps) as the titular Mary, in a film that moves away from the grindhouse homage of Hooker, and into a far more intense world. 
The Soskas have described Mary as their tribute to Asian/Euro shockers – we can’t wait to see it.   
Keep checking for the latest news and announcements

This is only the start of some incredibly exciting news coming with the film. We have some large announcements coming up with the film that we cannot wait to start sharing with you!


1 comment:

  1. It's probably bad that I find this picture of Katharine Isabelle incredibly hot.