“A gory, yet hilarious nightmare riddled with equal measures, of abstract violence and darkly comic humor” – CINE VUE
“One of the most extraordinarily odd, impressive films of the year – 5 STARS!”
– Kim Newman, EMPIRE
“It’s Dario Argento’s HEATHERS or David Cronenberg’s SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL. Dark, gross and weird.”
- Jordan Hoffman, About.com
“Extremely brave, confident, funny, gross and interesting stuff. Amazing performances all round”
- Rosie Fletcher TOTAL FILM
AUSTRALIA: On November 15th, Australian film buffs can experience the harrowing coming-of-age horror film that is EXCISION.
From writer director Richard Bates, Jr. EXCISION both outraged and enthralled audiences at Sundance Film Festival this year and was deemed by Sundance Channel “without question the most mind-blowingly grotesque film to screen at this year’s fest”.
Boasting an eclectic cast including AnnaLynne McCord (90210, Transporter 2, Fired Up, Nip Tuck), Traci Lords (Blade, Zack & Miri Make a Porno), Ariel Winter (Modern Family), Roger Bart (Hostel Part II, Law Abiding Citizen, American Gangster), John Waters (Twin Peaks) and Malcolm McDowell (The Artist, A Clockwork Orange, Rob Zombie’s Halloween), EXCISION guarantees shock, horror and disgust with an all-star cast.
EXCISION has turned critics’ heads and stomachs, garnering much attention at festivals in the US this past year Noel Murray of AV Club calls it “one of the damnedest ‘adolescent misfit’ movies you’ll ever see – for those who can stomach the splatter, that is,” and Chris Bumbray of JoBlo exclaims “while it’s more than a little sick, and will likely leave you queasy by the time the credits roll, EXCISION is nonetheless a truly unique horror ride into the scariest of all places – the mind of a teenaged misfit.”
Now it is Australia’s turn.
Based on a short film of the same name, EXCISION follows a disturbed and delusional high school student, Pauline (AnnaLynne McCord), with aspirations of a career in medicine, who goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother (Traci Lords). While dealing with being an outcast teenager and obsession over curing her sister’s cystic fibrosis, Pauline becomes increasingly deranged, as her fascination with surgery and human flesh grows into something abysmal and demonic.
EXCISION holds a 94% “want to see” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. EXCISION on Blu-ray™ and DVD includes audio commentary with writer/director Richard Bates, Jr. and AnnaLynne McCord. Coming to Australian stores on November 15th, RRP $xx.
Starring AnnaLynne McCord, Traci Lords, Ariel Winter, Roger Bart, Jeremy Sumpter and Golden Globe® nominated Malcolm McDowell.