XLrator Media has acquired all US rights to horror thriller American Mary and plans to release the film on its new Screamfest label next autumn.

Written and directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska, American Mary stars Katharine Isabelle in the story of a medical student who gets involved in the shady world of underground surgery and body modification. IndustryWorks Pictures, Evan Tylor and John Curtis produced.

The film screened at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival in Los Angeles in October and won five awards including best film, best director and best actress.

XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon said: “American Mary is one of the most original, thought provoking and subversive horror films I’ve ever seen.

“It has riveted audiences at horror festivals and marks the emergence of the ‘Twisted Twins’ as the most exciting genre directors to come along in years,”

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.