Last year’s festival saw Lucky McKee’s The Woman cause quite an uproar…well, limited uproar…from one disgusted movie-goer and so with 2012′s Sundance Film Festival set to kick off in Utah in a little over a week, our attention must inevitably turn to the genre films on offer.
And first up, is director Richard Bates, Jr’s gory horror comedy, Excision.
The synopsis is as follows,
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.
Originally filmed as a short in 2008, Excision stars AnnaLynne McCord (Day Of The Dead 2012), former adult film star Traci Lords (Blade, The Tommyknockers), Roger Bart (Hostel II), Malcolm MacDowell (Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Doomsday), Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, Jeepers Creepers 2) and the simply incomparable John Waters (Blood Feast 2, Seed of Chucky).
Mixing elements of teen comedy and horror, Excision is shaping up to be a gory little delight.
Check out the latest 70′s flavoured poster and some stills below.