October 18-26, 2012 - 9 Nights Of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies!

2011 Program

AMERICAN MARY - Cdn Premiere! - Thurs, Oct 18, 9.45 PM w/Jen & Sylvia Soska, the Twisted Twins Live!

Directed by Jen & Sylvia Soska, Canada, 2012, 95 mins **Directors In Attendance for Q&A!**

Principal Cast: Katherine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo, Tristan Risk, Jen & Sylvia Soska

Canadian Premiere, One Screening Only
Thurs, Oct 18, 9.45pm, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. at Bathurst. Door Tickets from: 5.15pm, Seating from: 9.15pm.
$14 Reg Ticket, $24 Double Feature with GRABBERS - OPENING GALA FILM at 6.45 pm. Buy Advance Tix Online Here until 11.59pm day b4 show

Short Description

In this new festival circuit sensation from Jen and Sylvia Soska aka The Twisted Twins, a disillusioned medical student (GINGER SNAPS star Katherine Isabelle in a standout performance) decides to ply her trade in the shady underworld of unregulated surgeries and body modification with horrifying consequences

The Buzz

“The most emotionally accurate, bravest, best-made horror film I have ever seen….sexy, revolting, empowering and overwhelming all at once.” - Ain’t It Cool News

“A definitive body horror film, elegant and disturbing.” - Fangoria

“A thoughtful, absorbing and excellently paced piece of storytelling from start to finish….Book your appointment with American Mary as soon as possible!” - Dread Central

Official Selection - 10 International Film Festivals - Including Fantastic Fest, London FrightFest, LA Screamfest,  Sitges,

Winner - Best Actress, Special Mention (Katherine Isabelle) - Fantastic Fest

Screens With Short Film:


Three years ago, female directing duo sensation Jen and Sylvia Soska made a bloody splash and created a lot of fans including Eli Roth with their grindhouse throwback debut, DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK. Now the Twisted Twins are back with their latest, AMERICAN MARY a stylish horror thriller that is taking the festival circuit by an even bigger storm!

After medical student Mary (GINGER SNAPS star Katherine Isabelle in a fearless standout performance) finds herself disillusioned with both the poverty of student life and chauvinistic treatment by her peers, she begins to look for an alternative lifestyle that might better reward her surgical skills. A chance encounter at a seedy nightclub opens the door to a lucrative but dangerous side career: performing extreme body modifications for private clients. But working in the shadowy underworld of illegal surgeries comes with unforeseen, horrifying, and yes…bloody consequences. 

Don’t miss this exclusive chance to be the first in Canada to see AMERICAN MARY with the Soska sisters live and in person!
- Adam Lopez

Screens with Short Film:
World Premiere
Bruce William Harper, 10 min, Canada, 2012
In this kinetic and hallucinogenic fever dream, a night of dancing, drinking and drugs lead to some poor decisions with deadly consequences - or is it all just a bad trip?


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