"It is impossible to love her." @manic_horror_reviews and I decided to check out an odd one this week. Be sure to read his review and show his awesome page some love! Excision is a bizzare, uncomfortable, funny, and unique experience that is honestly worth repeating. Balancing genuine horror, artistic surrealism, and unconventional dark comedy in equel measure, it is the type of movie you should enjoy if your tastes range off the beaten path. So, we saw Excision, which stars Annalynne McCord as Pauline. She is a troubled, sociopathic, teenage outcast as she deals with family drama, her sister's worsening health, and her overbearing mother -played fantastically by Traci Lords in a surprisingly genuine performance. Meanwhile, she talks to God, has weird sexual fantasies involving surgery, abortion symbolism, necrophilia, and LOTS of blood. That description should prepare you somewhat for the film's arresting visuals. Everything is shot beautifully and with a bright and vibrant color palette. The acting is perfect, the direction is unique... but in the end, what does this weird and ambitious little flick have to offer aside from sights? Is it one of those art films that focuses on sex and violence just because it's cool to look at? No. At its heart, Excision is a story of responsibility. It asks the question: can someone truely be blamed for their actions? Throughout the film, we get glimpses into the characters inner thoughts. Whether it is the mom wondering if she is too harsh, or the dad admitting defeat. Pauline is the only one who lays bare and open, and Thats where the conflict comes from... until the end whan she begins to not only take responsibility for her actions, but the actions of God... and tries to fix both her and His mistakes. I won't spoil the ending but you can see for yourself what I'm talking about. I really, really dig this one. It is exactly my type of movie: slow paced, artsy, meaningful, sexually frank, with abrasive editing, and unflinching gore. And this is one I will definetly watch again and again. P.S. look out for some awesome cameos!