Marla aka Marla Mae – USA, 2018 – preview

‘Your first time with her will be your last’

Marla aka Marla Mae is a 2018 American horror feature film about a young woman who has an IUD fitted with deadly consequences.

Written, directed by and starring Lisa van Dam-Bates – making her feature debut – the Cut Publishing-Adventus Films production also stars Travis Johnny Ware, Katie Hemming and Palmer Chase.


Marla Mae has her life together. When a family friend turned doctor shows up and offers her a free appointment at the women’s clinic, Marla jumps at the chance to get a free IUD.

At first, Marla’s boyfriend is the only one with mixed feelings about the procedure, but after his sudden and gruesome death, she is convinced something is wrong. Very wrong…


Marla is released on DVD in North America by High Octane Pictures on November 5th 2019.

Cast and characters:

  • Lisa van Dam-Bates … Marla Mae
  • Travis Johnny Ware … Jake
  • Katie Hemming … Jules
  • Jason Stange … Doctor Lourdes
  • Palmer Chase … Detective Wirtz
  • Daniel Gibson … Prison Guard
  • Ashley Gonzales … Prison Nurse
  • Anny Havland … News Anchor
  • Ben Leiataua … News Anchor
  • Samuel Mikolon … Rapist
  • Brandon W. Roberts … Curtis
  • Raleigh Salazar … Bartender Ryan
  • Sophie Sonya Schwartz … Courtney
  • Tonya M. Skoog … Prison Doctor (as Tonya Skoog)

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