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Excision (2012)

12 Nov

 

The subversion of genres and their tropes is something many filmmakers attempt.  Commendable as such efforts might be it’s incredibly difficult to get right.  Joss Whedon’s The Cabin in the Woods was remarkable in its gumption, throwing knowing winks and nods at horror fans and thumbing his nose at the lazy, insipid torture porn that has come to dominate the oft maligned genre.  Thankfully, newcomer Richard Bates Jr’s pitch black suburban body horror Excision, whilst not thematically or stylistically similar to Cabin is another fine example of an original, refreshing take on the genre that titillates and surprises in equal measure.

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