Katharine-Isabelle-in-American-MaryAmerican Mary debuted back in the summer at FrightFest to brilliant reviews, and has been doing the same in the months since on the festival circuit, coming away with its fair share of awards to match the critics’ praise.

Universal will be giving the film a limited theatrical release in the UK in January, before its arrival in the same month on DVD/Blu-ray, and now the studio have debuted an excellent new trailer for the horror festival favourite.

“One of the year’s most horrific highlights, American Mary tells the story of broke student Mary Mason (Katharine Isabelle) who grows disenchanted with medical school and the doctors she once idolised. The allure of easy money sends a desperate Mary through the gruesome world of underground surgeries but soon finds they leave more marks on her than the so-called freakish clientele…”

Katharine Isabelle stars as the lead, with her performance in particular being noted as nothing but brilliant.

Sisters Jen and Sylvia Soska (a.k.a. the Twisted Twins) return behind the camera, directing from their own script.

American Mary will be released in selected UK theatres on 11th January, 2013, before arriving on DVD and Blu-ray on 21st January. No word yet on a US release date, but it has secured Stateside distribution, and hopefully it will follow shortly after its release on our shores. For now, here’s the awesome new trailer to get the heart rate rising. Enjoy.

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