On October 16th, Anchor Bay Films presents the harrowing coming-of-age horror film, and instant cult classic, Excision, on Blu-ray and DVD, from writer/director Richard Bates, Jr., which Sundance Channel deemed “Without question the most mind-blowingly grotesque film to screen at this year’s fest.” Excision boasts an eclectic cast including AnnaLynne McCord, Traci Lords, Ariel Winter, Roger Bart, Malcolm McDowell and cameos including Ray Wise, director John Waters, and Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin.
Based on filmmaker Richard Bates Jr.’s short film of the same name, Excision follows a disturbed and delusional high school student, Pauline (AnnaLynne McCord). Pauline, with aspirations of a career in medicine, goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother (played by Traci Lords). While dealing with both being an outcast teenager and having an obsession over curing her sister’s cystic fibrosis, Pauline becomes increasingly deranged as her fascination with surgery and flesh and blood grows into something compulsive and demonic, if not epic.
Check out images and two new clips from Excision, below.
Principal’s Office clip with Ray Wise
Counseling Session clip with John Waters