Pauline isn’t your typical teen. She picks scabs, dissects road kill, and fantasizes about performing surgery on strangers. Her fascinations disturb her parents and her classmates. Pauline reserves special disdain for “the church” and her “therapist,” Reverend William, who, in Pauline’s mind, is in no position to judge, or indulge in, her psychosexual fantasies. No one understands Pauline except for Grace, her younger sister, who suffers from cystic fibrosis. An outcast at school and at home, Pauline decides she is ready to lose her virginity. . . and this is when the weirdness really begins.
Richard Bates Jr. directs the hell out of this film with an expert understanding of multiple genres. Elements of horror, teen comedy, and cult classic are blended into a bone-jarring vision and peppered with great performances from the likes of Traci Lords and John Waters. But it is AnnaLynne McCord’s hideously captivating performance as Pauline that we may never forget. Excision will burrow under your skin and remain with you long after the lights come on. –Sundance Film Festival
Excision isn't the greatest film, it is a little on the unfocused side and repetitive. We get that Pauline is going insane by the dreams she is having and her erratic behaviour, I don't think the character is all that great but Annalynne McCord plays her so well that it's hard to see the flaws. McCord is the one stand out in this film, I couldn't take my eyes off of her and its hard to fathom that this is the same girl from 90210. I wasn't all that impressed with this film.
I actually loved this. The humour was so up my alley it was in my house, and I think AnnaLynne McCord's deadpan delivery was bang-on. The psycho-sexual fantasies were perhaps unnecessary, but at least they looked impressive.This & "The Woman" are hands down the best schlocky horror comedies I've seen in the last decade - it's nice to see this genre getting some attention by creative minds. Also: John Waters!