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Excision's teen angst and amateur surgery streets October 16th

EXCISION emerged as one of the most talked about films of the Fantasia Film Festival, described by most as HEATHERS by way David Cronenberg. After watching the trailer, I’d say-- yeah, that seems pretty accurate assessment and, holy sh*t, this is exactly the kind of movie the horror genre needs right now. Thankfully, Anchor Bay has saw fit to dispense the tale of teen angst and amateur surgery on DVD and Blu-ray October 16th.

Based on the cover art (right) and premise, I’m thinking the film is poised to become a quiet sleeper that eventually strikes a powerful chord among hardcore fans of the genre. With its misfit female protagonist and surgery-based subplot EXCISION is really reminding me of something like Lucky McKee’s MAY. That film was funny, sad, twisted and terrifying and I’ve never met anyone who didn’t admire it on some level. Much like Angela Bettis in that film, AnnaLynne McCord looks to give an engrossing performance that could break her out of the 90210-level work she’s typically attached to.

Check out the synopsis below for a fuller picture of the horror Mrs. McCord's character will be inflicting upon her high school. While you’re at it, pre-order the DVD or Blu-ray today and be among the elite group of horror fans to embrace EXCISION’S twisted charms first.

Based on a short film of the same name, EXCISION follows a disturbed and delusional high school student, Pauline (AnnaLynne McCord), with aspirations of a career in medicine, 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.

Extra Tidbit: Traci Lords as a uber-religious mom? Genius casting.

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