Macabre...ish Horror Review: Excision



Excision 2012/ 81 min


An awkward girl, Pauline (Annalynne Mccord), has disturbing an erotic dreams, an over bearing mother who doesn’t love her, a long suffering father and an ill little sister, Grace. She has aspirations of becoming a surgeon in the future.

She can’t do anything right as far as her mother is concerned and she makes everyone uncomfortable. And although she’s doesn’t believe, she has a lot of conversations with God. 

For Pauline, school sucks, the students suck and so do the teacher. She’s on her own except everything she does is problematic and often embarassing. And on top that, Grace will need a lung transplant and Pauline has been studying and has ideas as to how to help her. She hopes it’ll make her parents proud.

 Great cast! Matthew Gray Gubler, Traci Lords, Malcolm Mcdowell, Marlee Matlin, Ray Wise, Roger Bart and John Waters. Good movie! It’s bloody and gory, there are gross and disturbing moments too. Plus nudity and a sex scene. Plus Pauline has some strong Brigitte Fitzgerald vibes (Ginger Snaps).

 This film came up in conversation during a podcast episode with my guest, filmmaker Patrick Johnson. To listen click here and be sure to follow us at Macabre...ish Cults, Classics & Horrors Podcast.