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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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Release Date:
2 November 2012 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
Heal the sickness.
Plot:
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 »
Awards:
10 wins & 11 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The biggest surprise this year thus far See more (94 total) »

Cast

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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 Lynn Evans ... 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
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Trivia:
Richard Bates Jr.'s first feature film.See more »
Quotes:
Pauline:I'm ready to lose my virginity. It's a common misconception that having intercourse during menstruation is unhealthy. When I lose my virginity, I want to be on my period.See more »
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Wild FailureSee more »

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The biggest surprise this year thus far, 6 February 2013
Author: Michiel de Vries (vriesspeech) from Netherlands

Take one part teen drama, add some horror, mix it up with a sniff of darker-than-black comedy and stir well. Serve warm with bloody guts on the side and you have Excision. I know that describing it that simplistic is a large detriment to this movie, because it is the biggest surprise in the horror genre this year thus far.

Excision stars AnnaLynne McCord, who some may know from the teen drama series 90210. I know, I was wary too when I found that out, but this movie proved to me that this girl has some serious acting chops. She plays the part of Pauline, a deranged teenager who is dreaming of becoming a surgeon, but is also dangerously socially awkward. Her demented nature combined with a fascination for blood and flesh is a blend that comes to a shocking climax that had me feeling physically ill. It has been a while since a horror movie did that. Pauline might be the most interesting character within the genre in years and has the potential to become the cult-equal to Carrie.

Pauline struggles with her identity at school, saying she is an outcast is the understatement of the year. Her appearance is as frightening as it is endearing. She has a bony frame, walks hunched over, with dark circles around her eyes and an acne-scarred face. McCord really sells the character. Her way of speaking and weird mannerisms further strengthen her personality. At the same time she is desperately trying to help her sick daughter, who is suffering from cystic fibrosis. At home she is dealing with an hyper-Christian mother, played by Traci Lords, and a sorry excuse for a father who seems to be the manifestation of apathy. I couldn't help to feel sorry for her, while also realising that she is a ticking time bomb of carnage, waiting to go off. This contrast is what really sells the character.

Pauline's reality is often interrupted by daydreaming scenes that give a whole new meaning to the word 'disturbed.' During these short flashes, Pauline reigns supreme as the queen of her carnal fantasies in which she indulges in bloody escapades in gory detail. These scenes go far. I wanted to turn my head away at some points (especially during a scene involving a stillborn foetus), but I couldn't stop watching. Bates' unrelenting style of directing had me hooked all the way through.

The movie ends with a shocker of a scene that rounds this movie off perfectly. After watching it I felt numb for a while, while it slowly dawned on me that I had watched something special, in ail its gruesome glory. McCord carries the film home, aided by strong co-acting by Lords. Not all the characters are as fleshed out as these two, but that hardly impacts the overall tone of the movie. This comes highly recommended for anyone who is looking for a spark of originality in a genre that often seems to break under its own clichés.

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