If you're looking for a film that's a bit out of the ordinary and guaranteed to turn a few stomachs as well as a couple of heads, then look no further, because one of the most unnerving psychological horror films of the year is about to come home to Blu-ray.
On October 16th, Anchor Bay Films presents the harrowing coming-of-age horror film, and instant cult clasc, Excion, from writer/director Richard Bates, Jr., which Sundance Channel deemed, “Without question the most mind-blowingly grotesque film to screen at this year’s fest.” Boasting an impresve and eclectic cast including AnnaLynne McCord (The CW’s “90210,” Transporter 2, Fired Up, FX’s “Nip/Tuck”), Traci Lords (Blade, Zack & Miri Make a Porno, Cry Baby), Ariel Winter (ABC’s “Modern Family”), Roger Bart (Hostel Part II, Law Abiding Citizen, American Gangster), Malcolm McDowell (The Artist, A Clockwork Orange, Rob Zombie’s Halloween, HBO’s “Entourage”) and cameos including Ray Wise, director John Waters, and Academy Award® winner Marlee Matlin, Excion comes to Blu-ray™ for an SRP of $24.99 and DVD for an SRP of $22.98.
Excion garnered much attention at festivals this past year. Noel Murray of AV Club calls it, “One of the damnedest ‘adolescent misfit’ movies you'll ever see -- for those who can stomach the splatter, that is,” and Chris Bumbray of JoBlo exclaims,
“While it's more than a little ck, and will likely leave you queasy by the time the credits roll, Excion is nonetheless a truly unique horror ride into the scariest of all places- the mind of a teenaged misfit.” Excion holds a 94% “want to see” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Based on a short film of the same name, Excion follows a disturbed and deluonal high school student, Pauline (AnnaLynne McCord), who, with aspirations of a career in medicine, goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother (Traci Lords). While dealing with being an outcast teenager and obseson over curing her ster’s cystic fibros, Pauline becomes continually deranged as her fascination with surgery and the human flesh grows into something abysmal and demonic.
Bonus feature on the Excion Blu-ray™ and DVD: audio commentary with writer/director Richard Bates, Jr., and AnnaLynne McCord.
Source: the 'Bid