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Release Date:
2 November 2012 (UK) See more »
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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 »
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6 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Great Films from First-Time Directors
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Deliciously Macabre See more (77 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 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)
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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
Mike Berg .... grip (as Michael Berg)
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
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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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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References "Criminal Minds" (2005)See more »

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65 out of 90 people found the following review useful.
Deliciously Macabre, 13 June 2012
Author: ozraw from Australia

This film played as part of the 2012 Sydney Film Festival's "Freak Me Out" section. Director, Richard Bates Jr, set out to make a movie that he and his friends would have loved to watch in high school. This he's achieved and so much more.

From the outset, Excision seizes your attention, with its deliciously macabre imagery and malevolent audio track. Unfolding amidst the perfect banality of middle class suburbia, the stage is set for a savage assault on your sensibilities.

Annalynne McCord is fantastic as Pauline - the slouched, ragged, blemished, sociopathic, vexed atheist, sangrephile*, virgin with surgical aspirations and necrophilic fantasies.

In fairness, the entire cast is impressive. You need to keep in mind that this film is the debut feature for a 25 y/o and he claims that persistence worked a charm in signing the talent -- including an Academy Award Winner!

But it's the fantasy sequences that will leave you truly in awe of Excision. Pauline's dreams are tantalisingly lurid, so utterly vile -- yet shot so beautifully. Luminous and vibrant, these scenes impact and leave a stain that won't come out in a cold wash. In fact, at least one person passed out at the screening I attended -- for real.

Far from wallowing in this depravity, Excision succeeds in exploring complex relationships, themes of religious zealotry and how problematic being a self-taught expert can be. All this and a killer soundtrack to boot.

I have to add that I had the extraordinary privilege of enjoying the greatest Q&A session in Sydney Film Festival history! Richard Bates was "slightly intoxicated" and proceeded to share some outrageous stories with us all. It caused a slight scandal, but, given the content of the film we all came to watch, his conduct was completely acceptable. Moreover, it was rare to see a person be so genuine and hysterically funny.

With his next project in the works, Richard Bates Jr just might be a name to keep an eye out for. I mean, if Peter Jackson can start with Bad Taste...I'm just sayin'... ;)

More importantly, for those of you with a taste for twisted film making - Excision is a must see.

*sangrephile - I made this up because I couldn't find a word for someone who loves blood & isn't a vampire!

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