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Jen Soska: "This scene is one of my favorite scenes, if I need to pee while watching the screening I will have peed well before this scene. It was one of the scenes we we’re planning on shooting ages ago. It was originally going to be on the phantom (Camera), when the blood sprayed up it would just hold like a still photograph in the air. Katie was very nervous to shoot this because she said she’s not sexy and can’t dance, and obviously as you watch this its true. She’s not sexy.“ Sylvia Soska: "Yeah, that’s not sexy." Jen Soska: "Very hard to look at. Off camera Tristan Risk was coaching her through it, and saying stage hump, stage hump, sexy little mermaid, and it was absolutely exquisite. I mean you look at this and she is just a fucking living dream the way she looks.”

-American Mary No Holds Barred Australian Commentary.

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10 Horror Films Directed by Women to Watch This Halloween

American Mary (Jen and Sylvia Soska, 2012)

Broke medical student Mary Mason (Katharine Isabelle) stumbles into the underground world of body modification while looking for a part time job to pay the bills. 

American Psycho (Mary Harron, 2000)

Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) a wealthy, vain twenty-something investment banker, indulges in his increasingly violent and erratic fantasies.     

Black Rock (Katie Aselton, 2012)

A camping trip turns dark when three friends on vacation (Lake Bell, Kate Bosworth, and Katie Aselton) run into a male trio of campers vacationing on the same isolated island as them. 

Carrie (Kimberly Peirce, 2013)

Social outcast Carrie White (Chloe Grace Moretz) learns to harness her telekinesis to avenge herself against her abusers and tormentors. 

Jennifer’s Body (Karyn Kusama, 2009)

Best friends Needy (Amanda Seyfried) and Jennifer (Megan Fox) hit a roadblock in their friendship when Jennifer is possessed by a demon and begins eating local boys.

The Moth Diaries (Mary Harron, 2011)

At an all-girls boarding school Rebecca (Sarah Bolger) and Lucy (Sarah Gadon) grow apart after a new girl (Lily Cole), who Rebecca suspects is a vampire, begins to come between them. 

Near Dark (Kathryn Bigelow, 1987)

A small town boy, Caleb Colton, falls for a beautiful young woman who, to his surprise, is a vampire. 

Ravenous (Antonia Bird, 1999) 

Captain John Boyd (Guy Pearce) organizes a search party to save the survivors of a group of travellers who have turned to cannibalism only to find himself unwittingly lured into a trap.

Pet Sematary (Mary Lambert, 1989)

A family learns that the pet cemetery behind their home has the power to raise the dead. 

Silent House (Laura Lau and Chris Kentis, 2011)

Filmed to look as though the entire movie were taken in a single shot, Silent House features Elizabeth Olsen as Sarah, a young woman on vacation with her father and uncle, who becomes trapped in a haunted house and loses contact with the outside world. 

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“So many times I saw Sylvia act this final scene out, and to finally see it. She would fucking throw herself on the floor hold her guts in, and just drag herself on the ground. To end in this beautiful scene, to finally have this scene shot. After having it storyboarded and acted out so many times. She’s so placid, I mean she’s at peace. It’s such a beautiful end to her, and the blood smeared across the white floor like the American flag. As the bastardized American dream…”

- Jen Soska (American Mary) Directors Commentary