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Excision -- A disturbed high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother in this twisted coming-of-age shocker.
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2 November 2012 (UK) See more »
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A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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AnnaLynne McCord ... Pauline

Roger Bart ... Bob

Ariel Winter ... Grace

Traci Lords ... Phyllis

Matthew Gray Gubler ... Mr. Claybaugh

Jeremy Sumpter ... Adam

Matthew Fahey ... Nathan

Sidney Franklin ... Timothy

Molly McCook ... Natalie

Natalie Dreyfuss ... Abigail

John Waters ... William

Malcolm McDowell ... Mr. Cooper

Marlee Matlin ... Amber

Cole Bernstein ... Kimberly

Ray Wise ... Principal Campbell

Emily Bicks ... Breanna

Brennan Bailey ... Sebastian
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cameron Allen ... Young Pauline

Adam Silver ... Ryan (scenes deleted)

Nicole Gerth ... Creature (uncredited)
Aussie Guevara ... Corpse (uncredited)
Ian Kanzler ... Bloody Boy (uncredited)

Rachel Ann Mullins ... Zombie (uncredited)

Nina Nelson ... Twin Torture Victim (uncredited)

Randa Nelson ... Twin Torture Victim (uncredited)

Bill Oberst Jr. ... Courtier (uncredited)
Virginia Petrucci ... Corpse (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Bates Jr. 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Bates Jr.  writer

Produced by
Steve Ansell .... associate producer
Matt Blessing .... associate producer
Mark Bruner .... executive producer (as Mark Linehan Bruner)
Michael Collins .... co-producer
Frank R. Gardner .... line producer
Sloan Harris .... co-producer
Chris Hazzard .... associate producer
Jason Herbers .... executive producer
Robert Higginbotham .... executive producer
Dylan Hale Lewis .... producer
Ross Otterman .... co-producer
Jud Ryan .... associate producer
Paul Spellman .... associate producer
Gary Sumpter .... associate producer
Ben Uscinski .... executive producer
Yvonne Valdez .... associate producer
Thomas Wood Jr. .... executive producer
Matt Zambetti .... co-producer
Original Music by
Steve Damstra II 
Mads Heldtberg 
Cinematography by
Itay Gross 
Film Editing by
Steve Ansell 
Yvonne Valdez 
Casting by
Carmen Aiello 
Production Design by
Armen Ra 
Art Direction by
Robert Platzer 
Set Decoration by
Katharine Glasheen 
Costume Design by
Anthony Tran 
Makeup Department
Cris Alex .... special makeup effects artist
Elle Favorule .... makeup department head
Stephen Imhoff .... special makeup effects artist
Amanda King .... key makeup artist
Miko Nishida .... hair stylist to Ariel Winter
Miko Nishida .... hair stylist
Robert Rapport .... makeup artist to AnnaLynne McCord
Production Management
Yaron Kaver .... production supervisor
Sam Kim .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elaine Chu .... second second assistant director
James Cooney .... first assistant director
Yaron Kaver .... first assistant director
Neil Kimball .... second assistant director
Patrick Sanchez Smith .... second unit director
Art Department
Waylon Bacon .... conceptual artist
Waylon Bacon .... dream sequence storyboard artist
Casey Crowe .... storyboard artist
Eshwin Dhir .... concept artist
Brian Formo .... art department coordinator
Melissa Long .... set dresser
Scott May .... graphic designer (as Scott Woodland May)
Craig Potter .... property master
Gary Sumpter .... construction coordinator
Lauren Reeves Thomas .... seamstress (as Lauren Thomas)
Sound Department
Henry Auerbach .... sound re-recording mixer
Henry Auerbach .... supervising sound editor
Marcos Butron Jr. .... boom operator
Ryan Collins .... sound re-recording mixer
Ryan Collins .... supervising sound designer
Casey Genton .... sound effects editor
Brian Hackett .... production sound mixer: day player
Michael Halper .... production sound mixer
Matt Hovland .... adr mixer
Scott Kramer .... foley mixer
Eric Offin .... dialogue editor
Lianto Poedijono .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Ivan Acero .... first assistant camera: b unit
Chris Andersen .... best boy electric
Michael Berg .... grip
Alex Brunelle .... second assistant camera: a unit
Victoria Chenoweth .... lighting technician
Brandon Dimit .... Steadicam operator
Brandon Dimit .... b camera operator
Brandon Dimit .... second unit director of photography
David Dubian .... second assistant camera: b unit
Scott Fecteau .... grip
Jeremy Graham .... gaffer
Lucas Lee Graham .... director of photography: pick-ups
Jasper Granderath .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Oliver Imfeld .... camera operator
Oliver Imfeld .... director of photography: second unit
Edith Laflamme .... still photographer
Matthias Martin .... still photographer
Josh Miller .... key grip
Peter C. Schooley .... grip
Andrew Wilsak .... digital imaging technician
Casting Department
Karen Ryan .... additional extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karina Rosales .... assistant costume designer
DeMar Tebo .... set costumer
Editorial Department
James Brill .... colorist
Zachary Dehm .... assistant editor
Eric M. Klein .... digital intermediate producer
Toby Martisius .... digital intermediate editor
Jon Mendenhall .... red transcoder
Christos Voutsinas .... assistant editor
Music Department
Michl Britsch .... composer: trailer
Andrea von Foerster .... music supervisor
Other crew
Nathan Castiel .... production assistant
David Danberg .... caterer
Lucy Doty .... central city studio owner
Jeffrey Giles .... international distribution
Paul Hammond .... commentary
Robert Higginbotham .... production assistant
Erica Kram .... commentary coordinator
Marguerite Lliteras .... central city studio operations manager
Ralph Lliteras .... central city studio manager
Cassie Lopez .... craft service
Cassie Lopez .... production assistant
Viki Lopez .... key production assistant
Mariha Lowe .... production assistant
Michael Lurie .... international distribution
Shawn Matlock .... script supervisor
Devin McClernan .... production assistant
Aisha Ragheb .... production assistant
Elsa Ramo .... distribution legal
Lisa Schreifels .... production assistant
Lila Scott .... production assistant
Martin Joseph Smith .... production assistant

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81 min
Aspect Ratio:
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17 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
An suburbia nightmare, 20 January 2013
Author: mdnobles19 from United States

Excision is an artistically blood-soaked film that will have you squirm in your seat one moment and laugh in the next, thanks to its cleverly dark humor. I've never really seen a film quite like this as it's in its own league of twisted shenanigans. The most unique character study of 2012.

AnnaLynne McCord completely disappears into her character and gives an insanely off the wall, brilliant performance that will leave you bug-eyed. She plays Pauline, a disturbed 18-year-old high school student that has a strange fetish for blood. She desperately wants a career in the medical field and goes to the extreme to practice it, as she tries to get approval from her mother. Traci Lords also impressed me as the over controlling mom Phyllis, who tries hard to get through to her unbalanced daughter to no avail. She has a lot of layers to her character as she can be ruthless in one scene and caring in the next, I really felt sorry for her in the end. The rest of the cast was pretty impressive and you might recognize Ariel Winter from Modern Family who plays the younger sister Grace, who is ill with Cystic Fibrosis. The dad, Roger Bart plays Bob, he plays a helpless role of a guy stuck in the middle of the chaos. There are also appearances from John Waters, Malcolm McDowell and Marlee Matlin, which was entertaining to see them in the film.

Director, Richard Bates Jr. makes an explosive début as newcomer of this genre and has a bold eye that's unflinching. The disturbing style, nature mixed with the dark humor, yet at the same time visceral, is just bloody brilliant. He is one to look out for, as this is an insane first effort! Overall, Excision is not a movie for all tastes, but the bluntness, wit, dark humor, unapologetic attitude and blood drenched, stylishly brooding dreamscapes, made it refreshing and daring. The ending was shocking, but I was kind of unsure what to make of it. One of the more memorable horror offerings of 2012.

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