Frightfest preview: American Mary Simon Fitzjohn August 4, 2012 Features, Film4 Frightfest 1897 Fancy a gore-soaked team-up between the directors of Dead Hooker In A Trunk and one of the stars of the influential Ginger Snaps? Well if so you are in luck as those fiendish Soska sisters (Jen and Sylvia) have joined forces with star Katherine Isabelle to unleash American Mary. A true body horror, Isabelle stars as medical student Mary Mason, who becomes increasingly broke and disenchanted with the profession as she looks to make her mark. Soon she is making a mark of a very different kind though as she enters the murky world of body modification and underground surgery, where punters will go to increasingly wilder lengths to get their appearances altered. Before long though Mary finds herself becoming increasingly unhinged as the operations pile up. Also starring Blade Trinity’s Paul Anthony, along with Julia Maxwell, Antonio Cupo and Paula Lindberg, American Mary gets its world premiere at Frightfest on Monday, August 27.