Following on from Universal plucking the DVD and Blu-ray release of surgically based horror 'American Mary' here in the UK the US distribution rights have been targeted by XLrator Media. Surprisingly, however, even though the UK home release will arrive in late January our American cousins won't see the latest horror project from the Soska sisters until sometime during the Fall/Autumn of 2013. XLrator will release 'American Mary' through their Screamfest label but the official date is still yet to be confirmed. The project stars Katharine Isabelle -below ('Ginger Snaps'), Paula Lindberg ('A Town Called Eureka'), Julia Maxwell, Antonio Cupo ('Dark Angel'), David Lovgren, Twan Holliday and Tristan Risk. UK residents can pick it up from 21 January.
"Struggling to make financial ends meet while studying to be a surgeon, talented medical student Mary Mason (Katharine Isabelle) finds herself reduced to applying for work at a local strip joint in order to pay off her mounting debts. During her interview, she is unexpectedly called upon to perform some illegal emergency surgery on one of the club’s clients and is instantly rewarded with a significant cash payment.
Word of Mary’s scalpel-work soon reaches one of the club’s dancers, Beatress Johnson (Tristan Risk), who approaches her offering to pay handsomely for some off-the-books, extreme body-modification work on a friend. The ensuing surgery is a huge success and Mary’s skills soon attract the attention of an underground network of high-paying clientele, all looking for someone to administer procedures and body-mod work unavailable through the usual legal channels.
However, the allure of the easy money and the increasingly bizarre work she is commissioned to perform begins to leave a mark on Mary, and when an incident involving the established surgeons she once idolized leaves her traumatised, “Bloody Mary”, as she has come to be known, responds in the only way she knows how."
Horror Hottie Katharine Isabelle