The Bottom Line
- Strong lead performance
- Intriguing concept
- Uninteresting love story
- Doesn't fully exploit the potential of the central subculture
- Starring Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo, Tristan Risk, David Lovgren, Paula Lindberg, Clay St Thomas, John Emmet Tracy, Twan Holliday
- Directed by Jen & Sylvia Soska
- Rated R
- DVD Release Date: June 18, 2013
Guide Review - 'American Mary' DVD Review
American Mary feels like a companion piece to last year's cult film Excision, both Frankenstein tales of anatomy-obsessed women who let madness get the best of them. It's not as audacious or stylish as Excision, but it's also not as off-putting. Katharine Isabelle excels in the titular role, and there's an enjoyably warped nature to the plot revolving around the subculture of voluntary body modification -- sort of like a particularly twisted episode of Nip/Tuck. Unfortunately, the story meanders away from the subculture and gets bogged down in an uninvolving love story that makes the film feel at times more like a sexual thriller than a horror movie.
No special features.