Matthew Lickona 4 p.m., Dec. 2
A broke, disenchanted med student (Katharine Isabelle) answers an ad for a strip club, winds up freelancing as a surgeon for the mob, and quickly becomes a marketable handicrafter skilled in the art of body modification. The Canadian writing, directing team of twisted twins Jen and Sylvia Soska, aided by their on the ball director of photography, Brian Pearson, squeeze every drop of style their modest budget will allow, but quickly abandon all sense of social commentary in favor of piling on the gore. Better than most of the big ticket horror crap being churned out by Hollywood, but is that really a compliment? The sisters convinced their parents to remortgage the family home in order to help finance this handy little horror film. Factor in video sales and the folks will probably make back enough money to add a cabana and tennis court. 2013.