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Cutting Moments (1997)

With her quaint suburban existence on the slow road to ruin, Sarah mutilates herself in the bathroom mirror while her husband sits downstairs watching TV.


Douglas Buck


Douglas Buck
2 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview:
Nica Ray Nica Ray ... Sarah
Gary Betsworth ... Patrick
Jared Barsky Jared Barsky ... Joey


In the center of a monotonous suburban existence, Sarah lives silently and in subservience to her icy husband Patrick. They have been together far too long, and Patrick's affections for his wife have all but vanished. Instead, his sexual urges are tempting him to lust after their own son. Realizing how far gone her husband is, Sarah undertakes drastic, shockingly sickening measures to salvage some sense of her life and purge her years of festering resentment. Written by Johnny Camden

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Short | Drama | Horror

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The title of this short "Cutting Moments" was also used for a feature compilation of this short and four others, Crack Dog, Don't Nag Me, The Principles of Karma (1996) and Bowl of Oatmeal (1996). See more »


The shadow of the boom is cast on Sarah all through the dinner scene. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK release is cut by 4 secs by the BBFC to edit a shot of 'hedge shears being applied to a breast in a sexualized context'. See more »


Followed by Prologue (2003) See more »

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The Gruelling Effect of Cutting Moments
7 June 2005 | by 205043569See all my reviews

The final segment of the short story collection must be the most psychologically destructive short film I have ever witnessed...I still shudder thinking about it, and it has been 3 weeks since I pushed the DVD into the machine...This is definitely NOT for the faint-of-heart, nor should a child have the unpleasant opportunity of seeing it... The rest of the collection is dreary and unoriginal, and one wonders why they would place such a disturbing masterpiece amongst a pile of wasted junk...But, excluding those, the main event, aptly entitled Cutting Moments, should be witnessed by all afficionados of the horror genre and seems to have been lost in the worldwide DVD/VHS market...I discovered this work of genius in the thriller division of the local Look & Listen megastore, selling at a cheap price....

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8 November 1997 (USA) See more »

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