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Surreal, as trippy as Altered States...,
This review is from: EXCISION (Monster Pictures) (BLU-RAY) (Blu-ray)
Pauline is a young woman who lives with her family and her younger sister Grace who has Cystic Fibrosis.
Pauline has some delusions of being a great surgeon, and she also has some horrific dreams that she finds stimulating to say the least.
Her family put up with her delusions and her school classmates find her annoying.
But as this is all happening around her she has a plan, a plan that will leave them all shocked, and some people may not survive.....
Every now and again, you get a really bizarre release that separates audiences,many becomes something of a cult thing, to say that this is one of those movies is like saying to someone it gets dark at night.
From the upstart, it's got a really psychedelic, 'May' feel to it, and although there are parts that are truly hilarious, there are also scenes that really repulse, and the film gives you that guilty, dirty feeling whilst watching. It's not an ideal film to watch with a loved one.
Saying that though, it's a fascinating journey into someone's delusions, someone who thinks they are superior to the majority of people, and eccentricities are garnered from her parents struggles and possessiveness of their youngest.
Lords, is brilliant as the mother, and has a 'Carrie' vibe to her portrayal.
Dream sequences are sublime, and full of connotation regarding sexual orientation, and repression.
It's a hard film to recommend, but if you like extreme cinema, you will find a good addition to the Sub-Genre, but something distasteful, and really pushing taboos and boundaries.
I think the director is very pleased with the outcome..