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I could definitely see the comedic element here. Her comments were frequently reminiscent of a Dorothy Parker or Tallulah Bankhead.
Also, what. the. fuck.
Wow, what an unnerving movie, kinda leaves you speechless at the end. Really recommended.
Excision is an unusual horror flick about a disturbed teenager obsessed with surgery (or is it necrophilia?) who seems headed for a dark and terrible crime. It's the making of a serial... something, set against the pressures of normalization in a suburban-perfect Christian family. In a sense, it's a parody of what it is to be a misfit and seek parental approval, but never really getting it, even when you, for example, graduate from medical school. It's a very dark comedy with most of the horror and gore shown in dreams and hallucinations, subverting the genre somewhat, but while you have no idea where this thing is going, once you're there, it's been earned. But part of the reason you don't know where it's going is because it does seem to meander - shocking dreams, prayer sequences where the character's delusions are given power, misbehaving scenes in high school and family life, etc. - it's hard to put all the pieces of the puzzle together while you're watching it. But they do come together in your mind after percolation...
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!