Empire Online premiered the trailer for The Soska Sisters’ American Mary, which you can see below.
The movie stars Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps series) in the title role as a medical school student who is led by unpleasant circumstances to enter a scary world of underground surgery and body modification. Antonio Cupo, Tristan Risk, David Lovgren and Paula Lindberg co-star. The filmmakers, identical twins, have always been serious horror fans, Jen Soska notes. â€œPeople ask us when we got into horror, but Iâ€™ve never not been into horror,â€ she tells Fango. â€œI didnâ€™t realize it was strange until I got older and they were like, â€˜Why do you like horror?â€™ â€˜I donâ€™t like Christmas.â€™ â€
Sylvia Soska adds, â€œI think weâ€™re really f**ked up, though, because we never thought we were making horror movies; we just made disgusting, horrible things happen. People were like, â€˜Oh, itâ€™s a horror movie.â€™ â€˜Oh, I guess if you eviscerate someone, thatâ€™s horror.â€™ â€
When it comes to their collaborative approach, Jen explains, â€œWe dabble in everything, but we absolutely divide and conquer. With AMERICAN MARY, Syl focused more on our primary cast and our cinematography, and I did a lot of the effects and the prosthetic work as well.â€
Sylvia adds, â€œJenâ€™s a real nerd and a stickler for detail, and I just go insane into the look and things like that. I honest to God donâ€™t know how people do it when thereâ€™s only one director, because we were running around like chickens with our heads cut off half the time.â€
The so-called â€œTwisted Twinsâ€ are a unique force in the horror genre, and Jen believes that carries over into AMERICAN MARY as well. â€œItâ€™s unlike anything being made right now. Our goal was to create something very, very different. As long as thereâ€™s a reaction; indifference is the worst thing. Either love it or hate it, and Iâ€™ll be f**king thrilled.â€ â€œDittoâ€”she stole my answer!â€ Sylvia deadpans.