So strange because I was just thinking about the 2006 slasher See No Evil the other day and was applauding it my mind for the nastiness that it was. No holds barred (there’s a wrestling joke in there somewhere) kills were the highlight, and WWE wrestler Kane was just the right guy to pull it off. Well, if you appreciated it for the throwback slasher that it was too, then you’ll be happy to know that 7 years later now, it looks like we’re getting a See No Evil sequel!
*here, you need a breath mint*
Not only is the sequel coming, but there is a bit of a surprise as to who the directors (yes, plural) are going to be. Fresh off of their success with American Mary (read my review HERE), the Soska Sisters are going to be behind the camera and the synopsis goes a little something like this:
“Kane will return as the reclusive madman Jacob Goodnight, who rises from the dead in the city morgue after his killing spree at the Blackwell hotel and goes after a group of medical students who fight to survive.”
I’m down for some city morgue carnage at the hands of Kane. Stay tuned or more on this sequel as production will start in the fall. Some more plucked out eyeballs will be on tap I’m sure, and maybe even another ‘death by cell phone’ victim?
I had been hearing buzz throughout the horror web world about this new indie flick called American Mary. Really knew nothing about it and didn’t really pay attention to it much. That is until I saw this poster pop up the other day:
Take your pick as to why it suddenly peaked my interest. Is it the bloody image of Katharine Isabelle? Or the rave reviews and high number of stars that accompany that bloody image? Both of course. So because of that, I decided to delve deeper into the buzz of American Mary and watch the trailer to see if that could live up to the hype of the poster. And it did.
Produced and directed by upcomers Jen and Sylvia Soska (identical twins btw), American Mary tells the tale of a struggling medical student named Mary (Isabelle), forced to take a job at a local strip club to make ends meet. With some extremely impressive scalpel skills, she’s called upon to perform some “work” for her boss and some friends. The money rolls in, but so do the twists and turns, and Mary is forced to use her surgical gift to exact her revenge.
From the looks of the trailer, it’s another breakout performance for Katharine Isabelle, with her first being in the werewolf masterpiece, Ginger Snaps, back in 2000. Wow. 2000? Really? Sorry, I just had a moment where I felt very old. Anyway, American Mary is set to be released overseas on January 11th. No word on a US date yet, but hopefully because of the good word of mouth and positive festival reviews, we’ll get it sooner than later. Btw – did I mention that the Soska Sisters had a previous film titled Dead Hooker In A Trunk? Just thought you’d like to know…..