Wednesday, August 29, 2012

American Mary & Sinister Double Billing to Open Grimm UpNorth Festival

Hey you! Whatcha doing Wednesday, October 3rd? I know what you should be doing - getting over to the Grimm UpNorth Grimmfest 2012 preview night where you will get an excellent double billing with SINISTER and AMERICAN MARY. Holy fucking shit! I know right?

"This year we pre-empt the official festival at Manchester’s Dancehouse Theatre with a special preview night at the Plaza Super Cinema, in Stockport. Were very proud to be hosting this great double bill. The Northern Premiere of nail biting haunted house shocker SINISTER starring Ethan Hawke and the Northern premiere of brilliant new indie AMERICAN MARY, the much anticipated new film from the Soska twins."

 USA / Canada; Directors: Jen & Sylvia Soska; Starring: Katherine Isabelle, Tristan Risk, Antonio Cupo, David Lovgren 
Impoverished medical student Mary Mason gets pulled into the shadowy underworld of illegal body modification surgery after she performs a few questionable procedures for a local mobster. Here she finds the respect and creative fulfilment the conventional medical world had denied her, as well as the opportunity for gruesome revenge on her tormentors…’  
Canada’s “Twisted Twins” are back! Jen and Sylvia Soska’s debut feature, the blackly comic underground grind house gem DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK had its UK premiere at Grimm Up North back in 2010, where it wowed audiences with its badass punk rock attitude and ad-hoc outrageousness. So we’ve been chasing the follow-up, AMERICAN MARY, since it was in the pre-production stage. And it’s been worth the effort. 
The Twins attain a whole new level of twistedness with this darkly funny and at times deeply disturbing dissection of the cult of beauty, cosmetic surgery addiction, body image and body modification. Combining the visceral body horror and powerful emotional impact of early Cronenberg with a cold-eyed, cruel sense of camp, it features a standout lead performance from horror icon Katherine Isabelle, and puts the Soskas squarely at the forefront of contemporary horror filmmaking."

So mark the 3rd of October on your calendars. Call up your cool friends and get ready for an epic night of truly different horror. Get your information and tickets here.

Be there, don't be the guy that wishes he was and then regrets it later.


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