Whether you look forward to it all month long or not, Halloween is a pervasive sub-plot for the entire month of October. It’s around this time that friends and colleagues begin asking for recommendations for Halloween Viewing. Since there are so many great possibilities, I decided to release a suggestion a day all month long! In no particular order, the films on this list are, in my opinions, good for a festive group watch. Of course I’d love to hear your feedback.
My recommendation for Wednesday October 1 is… American Mary.
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With their sophomore directorial release in 2013, “Twisted Twins” Jen and Sylvia Soska prove themselves a force to be reckoned with. Without giving too much away, American Mary is awash in sex, drugs, and underground body modification. Katharine Isabelle is fantastic as titular Mary Manson, a medical school drop out who finds a unique way to make ends meet. Tristan Risk is impecable as the highly modified Beatress Johnson, a character who could be related to Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors. Don’t let the predominately female cast trick you into thinking American Mary is watered-down “Chick Horror”; this film is way edgier than most mainstream Horror movies and carries a mighty wallop!
Check back tomorrow for #2 on my October Countdown!