Thursday, July 11, 2013

American Mary

Mary Morgan is not afraid of getting dirty
Even though we're working on 3 magazines at once we still have to take time our of our schedule and unwind.  How do we unwind?  Watching movies of course.  Mostly horror films of course and every once in awhile we are treated with something that was actually worth our time to watch.  Most of the time though we are forced to sit through the same old song and dance and it's like pulling teeth.. but every once in a damn while we find something worth getting behind!

Enter American Mary which is twin directors Jen and Sylvia Soska's second film. (If I'm not mistaken Dead Hooker in a Trunk was the first don't quote me on that though)  The nice thing about the film is it's fresh take on the genre.  Although it's not ground breaking it's got that kind of appeal that you can't bottle or really put your finger on exactly.  We follow Mary as she hacks and slashes through her problems and even though we shouldn't, the Soska's make us sympathize with her.

If I had to describe it as a "If (insert movie name here) and (insert movie name here) had a baby" I'd say it would be a crazy three way baby made from the mixed juices of "I Spit on Your Grave", Dexter, (funny that her last name is Morgan) and "Hostel".  The movie and the Twisted Twins had been generating some buzz throughout the horror crowd so although I usually don't follow the horror herd I swallowed my stubborn-ness and dove into the movie.

Mary is definitely a character that makes you love her, and we were hooked.  She's definitely got what it takes to lure in even the most rigid of horror fans.  You probably will see some horror hipsters out there hating on the movie but truthfully these people probably hate on 98% of everything new that comes out and the only things that will make their horror nerd pecker stand at attention is watching Evil Dead for the billionth time.  If you'd like to give the movie a watch I've linked to a VOD player for you to sit back and enjoy.  Yes you have to pay but part of the proceeds go straight into the Gore Noir coffers and that money is used for hookers and crack so you know your money is going to a good cause.  NOW WATCH!

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American Mary

Disillusioned with her chosen profession and perpetually broke, medical student Mary Mason finds herself drawn into a shady world of underground surgery and body modification.