Actors: AnnaLynne McCord, Traci Lords, Roger Bart, Malcom McDowell, Ariel Winter
Directors: Richard Bates, Jr.
Studio: ANCHOR BAY
Release Date: October 16, 2012
Run Time: 81 minutes
Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2 out of 5 stars
“Excision” is one of those films that doesn’t leave you after watching it. This film isn’t a horror film per se just a very disturbing thriller filled with some really great blood and gore. For a genre film, this also packs some really great performances. AnnaLynne McCord went through such a transformation in this film and she really committed to the role. Traci Lords was so mean, she ended up being likable (if that makes sense). The film is short and doesn’t waste anytime getting started. If you looking for one hell of a disturbing 80 minutes, look no further.
Official synopsis: A disturbed and delusional high school student, Pauline (AnnaLynne McCord) 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 continually deranged as her fascination of the surgery and the human flesh grows into something abysmal and demonic.
Anchor Bay delivers the goods with this Blu-ray. This film looks beyond awesome in its 1080p transfer and its 2.39:1 original aspect ratio. The audio includes a hauntingly perfect Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track. Though the special features are not as exciting. There is an audio commentary track with director Richard Bates, Jr. and AnnaLynne McCord. The only other extras is a short behind-the-scenes featurette.