ShockTillYouDrop.com has received word that XLrator Media picked up all U.S. rights to the terrific indie horror film American Mary, written and directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska (Dead Hooker in a Trunk).
The film will be released under XLrator’s Screamfest label in fall 2013. We caught the film when it played to Fantastic Fest audiences in September – read our review here.
American Mary follows the story of medical student Mary Mason (played by Katharine Isabelle of the Ginger Snaps franchise) as she grows increasingly broke and disenchanted with medical school and the surgeons she once admired. The allure of easy money and notoriety send Mary into the shady world of underground surgery and body modification. The film co-stars Antonio Cupo, Tristan Risk, David Lovgren and Paula Lindberg.
IndustryWorks Pictures’ Evan Tylor and John Curtis produced the film.
“American Mary was a risky film to take on, but we believed in the talent and the material and went for it based on the uniqueness of the creative package,” said Evan Tylor, president of IndustryWorks Pictures.
The deal was negotiated by Caterina Scrivano and John Curtis on behalf of Evan Tylor and IndustryWorks Pictures with Gordon and Mike Radiloff on behalf of XLrator Media.
Other Screamfest releases include Nazi zombie actioner Outpost: Black Sun and the upcoming Norwegian dark thriller Thale, both of which played at this year’s Screamfest Horror Film Festival.