“Excision” is a 2012 horror film directed by Richard Bates Jr. The film tells the story of a socially awkward and disturbed teenage girl named Pauline (played by AnnaLynne McCord), who has disturbing and bloody dreams about performing surgeries on people. She is obsessed with becoming a surgeon and seeks to fulfill her ambitions by practicing on animals, and even her own sister.
The film explores Pauline’s dysfunctional family life, including her strained relationship with her mother (played by Traci Lords), who is deeply religious and disapproves of Pauline’s behavior. As the film progresses, Pauline’s mental state deteriorates further, leading to a shocking and bloody climax.
The film received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised McCord’s performance as Pauline and the film’s dark and unsettling tone. However, some critics found the film’s graphic and disturbing content to be gratuitous and excessive. The film has gained a cult following over the years, with many viewers appreciating its unique blend of horror, black comedy, and psychological drama.
Duration: 81 min.